The characters may change, but the story rarely does. TCU head coach Gary Patterson had answers for all of them and did once again on Saturday when TCU defeated Texas in Darrell K Royal – Texas Memorial Stadium, 33-31.
Longevity is not something known by most Big 12 football coaches. Of the coaches who were active in 2012, the first year of the 10-team iteration of the Big 12, only two remain in Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy and TCU’s Gary 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.