TCU football coach Gary Patterson held his weekly Tuesday news conference in the Four Sevens Team Room.
“I’m pretty chill about it,” he said and smiled at reporters Tuesday at Amon G. Carter Stadium, where TCU will host Samford on Saturday night. “I’m not in a rush. This team is not in a rush.”
As for whether it will be Boykin or Joeckel starting against Samford on Saturday night, Patterson isn't saying publicly. The coach said both have been ''pretty well even'' in practice so far, though one of them ''definitely'' had an edge in preseason scrimmages and would be the starter.
Curry’s father told an Omaha newspaper that his son signed the scholarship paperwork on Monday. The former Keller Fossil Ridge standout was expected to be in class this week and practicing, although he is required to sit out a year.
He knows the drill as TCU goes into another game-week countdown without an announced No. 1 quarterback, in this case for Saturday’s season opener against Samford. Publicly, Boykin and Texas A&M graduate transfer Matt Joeckel remain locked in a race to start.
Finally, there came a quiet moment this summer when Gary Patterson realized the merry-go-round in his head had finally stopped.
"Kolby Listenbee, there won’t be anybody faster in college football. He’s had a great two-a-days. He ran a 10.17 [100-yard dash] at the Big 12 meet. You’ve got to be very careful, even us we’ve had problem ourselves, and we pride ourselves on doing this, but he can run." -- Gary Patterson
One year ago, TCU opened the season in Arlington against LSU. This year, they host Samford. It's certainly not the same caliber of competition, but it's a chance for players to start playing real football again.
Making his third postseason appearance in as many years in January, Dalton was again one and done. After three straight years of being bounced in his first round of the playoffs, the outsiders have said he can’t win the big one. The ones who matter trust that he can. Why? Because he has done it before.
A $30 million gift to Texas Christian University is the first big step toward a $100 million expansion of the Neeley School of Business, TCU officials announced Tuesday.