Football

Gameplan: Avoiding the ire of Patterson

I’m not sure if there’s anything Gary Patterson likes more than beating Texas. The big Horned Frog has been coaching in Texas for a long time now, more than enough time to build up a competitive fire and scores of memories of slights and defeats on the field or recruiting trail. The TCU and Texas staffs have a real rivalry and the Frogs always circle this game on the calendar.
Football

How to beat TCU

Perhaps the biggest ramification of a win against TCU on Firday would be Texas achieving bowl eligibility after a one year drought. The bowl games themeslves are largely worthless exhibitions, a sideshow to the real achievements represented by winning your conference or reaching the playoffs. However, they carry a lot of fun and perks for the players and some valuable extra practices for the coaches that could be very useful for a program with a lot of youth and a weak grasp of fundamentals.