Gary Patterson got grief for it from coaching buddies all season long. They are glad that, after 31 years in the business, the guy finally wanted to have a little fun on offense.
“The biggest surprise was there were a lot of people that weren’t real confident in Trevone when I first got there,” Meacham said Monday at the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, where he and quarterbacks coach/co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie met with reporters for the first time since August.
If TCU was ever going to get over the Big 12 hump, Patterson realized, it was going to have to have a souped-up offense that could answer the Air Raid sirens that were going off around the league.
Quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie said TCU called the right play on the fourth down at the end of the Baylor game, but was too conservative earlier in the fourth quarter.
From Big 12 Conference championship celebration to College Football Playoff disappointment, TCU rode the roller coaster on the first weekend of December. On the final day of the month, the Horned Frogs hope to finish on a high note.
With TCU running back B.J. Catalon out for the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl with a concussion, co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham provided some insight Monday on the three players who have been replacing the junior for the last four games.
Meacham started for three years as a guard at Oklahoma State, opening holes for Heisman Trophy winner Barry Sanders and two-time Big Eight Player of the Year Thurman Thomas. He said — perhaps with some exaggeration — that the day he was told he was being converted from tight end to guard was “the worst day of my life” and that he almost quit.
A victory Wednesday could serve as a springboard into next year as TCU seeks more respect after getting left out of the inaugural four-team national playoff.
LSU has been hot on the trail of Texas defensive tackle Daylon Mack from the onset of his recruitment. After decommitting from Texas A&M, Mack released a top two of LSU and TCU. While that's still the case, it appears that LSU has some work to do if they plan to pull him out of Texas.
With the win, the Horned Frogs have now recorded the 10th-best start in Big 12 Conference history, tying Oklahoma State's 2001-02 team. The Frogs, who are one of only five remaining unbeaten teams in the NCAA as of Monday night, also closed out non-conference play undefeated for the first time in school history.
After TCU beat Tennessee State 60-40 on Monday night at the University Recreation Center to complete a perfect nonconference run, Horned Frogs coach Trent Johnson told his team its 13-0 run is an accomplishment to be celebrated.
The TCUs women basketball players have a chance to rewrite the team’s history books as they close out their non-conference slate Tuesday at the University Recreation Center against California Irvine.
TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Chris Del Conte announced the hiring of Jill Kramer as Director of Volleyball on Monday. Kramer becomes the third head coach in the history of the volleyball program.
Former West Virginia volleyball coach Jill Kramer has been hired for the same job at TCU, the school announced Monday.