There will be a big void in the middle of the TCU defense next season, not necessarily because of the statistics that will be gone with the graduation of Kenny Cain, but the kind of player her was.
Two years ago, Cain was considered the second best linebacker on the team, overshadowed by Tanner Brock and looked at as an under-the-radar type talent. After an injury to Brock in 2011 that set him out for a while, Cain became the big man in the middle.
After he took over as the main linebacker for the Horned Frogs late in 2011, he never looked back. He was the top dog in 2012 even though many thought once again that Brock would be.
Two years later and a wealth of experience gained, Cain has overcome adversity and is now in line to get drafted in April.
He was the kind of player that would be a hard worker, grind-it-out and look good doing it type and the type of guy that other players would listen to.
In his time at TCU, he accounted for 189 total tackles, 9.5 tackles for loss, 2.5 sacks and three interceptions. These numbers are solid enough to earn himself a spot on any NFL team.
He will definitely be missed by this TCU squad that will have a tough time finding an adequate replacement for him at linebacker. There are young guys coming in that can someday be the leader that Cain was, but the Horned Frogs hope that his footprint will be left on the former players and they take after the kind of player he was.