The Road to Omaha doesn't begin in the spring; coaches already are driving their players toward the College World Series. It's the rise-n-grind that players tweet about; it's the workout pictures that are shared on social media. It's the day-in, day-out work that coaches and players hope will separate their team in June. Before the first pitch in February, NCAA.com is highlighting teams that may reach the Mecca of college baseball: Omaha.

TCU Horned Frogs
• 2014: 48-18 (17-7 Big 12)
• Head coach: Jim Schlossnagle (12th year)
Horned Frogs' team website

1. What can fans expect from this squad in 2015? A typical TCU team that plays with relentless energy and tries to play the game the right way each day.

2. What is the one thing that this year’s team does best? Pitching is the strength of our club but we look to improve in all areas.

3. If this team had one game to win, which pitcher would get the ball? Preston Morrison.

4. Who are we most likely to see make a SportsCenter Top 10 play on this squad? Cody Jones.

5. What does Omaha mean to this team? Omaha is the “Pearly Gates” of college baseball.

-- Head coach Jim Schlossnagle

TOP RETURNING HITTERS
PLAYER AVG. G AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI
Garrett Crain .324 56 179 31 58 9 2 1 19
Keaton Jones .266 66 241 28 64 4 1 0 21
Derek Odell .265 63 253 34 67 8 2 1 35
TOP RETURNING PITCHERS
PLAYER ERA W-L SV IP H ER BB K B/AVG
Preston Morrison 1.32 9-4 0 129.2 90 19 21 95 .197
Tyler Alexander 2.36 10-3 0 99.0 88 26 11 59 .239
Riley Ferrell 0.79 3-1 15 45.1 20 4 14 70 .132