12/29/2012 - Scouting the TCU run defense: TCU employs an intriguing 4-2-5 defense, which it often tweaks based on opponents' tendencies. LB Kenny Cain, the only senior starter among the defenders, is a heady player with a great nose for the football. The front line has developed into a physical group that likes to get after opponents. The Horned Frogs can hit. They battered opponents throughout the season and like most good defenses, stopping the run first is the battle cry. TCU allowed 103.9 rushing yards on average and 10 rushing touchdowns. Both marks were tops in the Big 12. - The Sports Xchange
12/24/2012 - TCU linebacker Kenny Cain and offensive guard Blaize Foltz will play in collegiate all-star games next month. Cain was selected to play in the Casino Del Sol College All-Star Game in Tucson, Ariz., on Jan. 11 while Foltz will appear in the East-West Shrine Game in St. Petersburg, Fla., on Jan 19. Cain earned first-team Associated Press All-Big 12 honors and led TCU in tackles (74) for the second straight season. He had a career-high 14 tackles against Texas which were the most by a TCU linebacker since Martin Patterson had 20 versus USF in 2004.
Cain could become the first Frog to lead the team in tackles for consecutive seasons since Jason Phillips, now with the Carolina Panthers, did in 2007-08. Cain surpassed his team-high total of 72 stops from last season. He was named Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after his two interceptions, fumble recovery and four tackles in a 27-7 win over Virginia. The Metairie, La., native was the lone senior on the depth chart for a TCU defense that ranked first in the Big 12 and No. 18 in the nation while facing five of the nation's top-12 offenses this season. - Tori Cummings, TCU360
12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 SECOND TEAM (COACHES): LB Kenny Cain, TCU, Sr., Metaire, La./John Curtis Christian, has been selected Second Team All-Big 12 Conference (Coaches selection) for the 2012 college football season. - TCU football
12/10/2012 - 2012 ALL-BIG 12 FIRST TEAM (MEDIA): Linebacker: Kenny Cain, TCU, 6-1, 225, Sr., Metairie, La., has been selected First Team All-Big 12 Conference (Media selection) for the 2012 college football season. - TCU football
11/25/2012 - LB Kenny Cain recorded a career-best 14 tackles in the Texas win, including a sack.
09/30/2012 - LB Kenny Cain continues to be a steady force, getting in on five tackles, including one for loss, in the SMU win. With Joel Hasley also in the Frogs' 4-2-5 scheme, the linebackers have been a consistent strength.
09/24/2012 - WEEK 4 BIG 12 DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEK: Kenny Cain, TCU, LB, Sr, Metairie, La.,...Kenny Cain had a part in three takeaways with two interceptions and a fumble recovery in TCU's 27-7 win against Virginia. The turnovers led to 10 points for the Horned Frogs. Cain became the first TCU linebacker with two interceptions in a game since 1999, and totaled 56 yards on the returns. The senior added four tackles, including a tackle-for-loss and a quarterback hurry as TCU held Virginia to a 3-of-16 mark on third-down conversions. The Cavalier's score with 4:22 left in the game was the first touchdown TCU has surrendered this season. - Big 12 football
09/22/2012 - The combination of Casey Pachall and a suffocating defense proved more than Virginia could handle, as No. 17 TCU rolled to a 27-7 victory Saturday afternoon at Amon G. Carter Stadium. Pachall, the nation's leader in pass efficiency coming into the game, tossed three touchdowns and nearly had a fourth. The senior quarterback completed 21 of 32 passes for 304 yards. As has been the case with most Horned Frogs' wins during the Gary Patterson Era, the defense stood out. TCU (3-0) forced four turnovers, with linebacker Kenny Cain coming up with three. The Cavaliers (2-2) didn't cross midfield until midway through the second quarter. Virginia did score late in the fourth quarter on E.J Scott's short touchdown catch from backup quarterback Phillip Sims. That's the first touchdown allowed TCU this season. - The Sports Xchange
08/10/2012 - Randy Shannon made several trips to Fort Worth as part of his job for ESPN, which helped land the former Miami coach his new job as TCU's linebackers coach this year. "I just wanted to see something new," Shannon told Stefan Stevenson of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "Coach [Gary] Patterson has had a lot of success at developing a program. It's something you really want to be a part of from a coaching standpoint. Just watching the whole development of their players, the team, the coaches, the administration. Everybody wants to win. It's a great organization top to bottom. It's one of the best places you could be at in America." Patterson said Shannon probably turned down eight to 10 defensive coordinator jobs. He has his work cut out for him at TCU, where the Horned Frogs only return one experienced linebacker in Kenny Cain. - C.J. Moore, CBSSports.com
07/23/2012 - Former Miami coach Randy Shannon is headed back to the sideline. A person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press Monday night that Shannon has agreed to terms and will become TCU's linebackers coach. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the hiring has not yet been announced by the school. A call to a TCU spokesman was not immediately returned. Shannon was fired by Miami at the end of the 2010 regular season. He went 28-22 in four seasons with the Hurricanes, and before his stint as head coach was one of the nation's top defensive coordinators. In his six seasons as a coordinator, the Hurricanes finished ranked among the nation's top 10 defenses five times - a span that also included the 2001 national championship. Shannon was a linebacker for Miami in the mid-1980s, and started for the Hurricanes team that won the 1987 national championship. Shannon - a Miami native - was a graduate assistant when the Hurricanes won another title in 1991, and also spent a short time as a linebacker for the Dallas Cowboys before entering the coaching world. As a player, assistant coach and head coach, Shannon spent 21 years with the Hurricanes. Since his ouster at Miami, Shannon has visited several NFL and college programs around the country to study how other programs are run, and TCU was one of the places he followed closely. TCU is preparing for its first season in the Big 12 Conference. The Horned Frogs were 11-2 last season while playing in the Mountain West. - AP Sports