LOS ANGELES — TCU coach Sonny Dykes is ready for his Horned Frogs to get focused in on Georgia after their arrival Friday afternoon in Los Angeles.
“They know what they’ve done to get ready to play well, and we’ll do the same things here,” said Dykes, whose team arrived via an American Airlines charter.
“We’re glad to be here, we’ve earned our way here, it hasn’t been easy,” he said. “But we’re a top football team and team that’s very opportunistic and we’ll have to be that way on Monday.”
TCU beat Michigan 51-45 in the CFP Fiesta Bowl Semifinal last Saturday to advance to play No. 1-ranked Georgia at 7:30 p.m. on Monday at SoFi Stadium in Inglewood, Calif.
Dykes said the Horned Frogs’ star running back, Kendre Miller, who suffered a lower-body injury against Michigan, put some work in on Thursday.
“Kendre did a little bit of work yesterday that he hadn’t done and responded well to it,” Dykes said. “I don’t think his status has changed, he’s still questionable. It depends on how he feels over the next 24 hours. We’ll have a pretty good idea at this time tomorrow.”
TCU held a practice in Fort Worth, Texas, before their flight to Los Angeles.
Dykes noted earlier in the week how Georgia’s offense has been more of a challenge to prepare for than Michigan’s.
“I’ll say this, I think Georgia’s got probably a little bit more varied scheme than Michigan did,” Dykes said. “I thought Michigan’s obviously very well-coached and has a great scheme. But Georgia does a really nice job.
“They’re going to show you different looks. They’ve got great answers for things when people make adjustments in game.”
Dykes said the Horned Frogs were all about getting settled on Friday evening but more work is ahead this weekend.
“Tomorrow we’ll have meetings in the morning, those will be critical meetings going over today’s practice, and we’ll practice tomorrow and go over some last-minute corrections and additions’ Dykes said. “We’ll come back on Sunday and continue to make adjustments and have a run-through.”
Georgia also arrived in Los Angeles later Friday afternoon.