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Thursday Links O' War: September 18, 2014

Patterson isn't happy with practices this week, and Casey Pachall has a new employer.


Patterson displeased with practices, demotes corners | Fort Worth Star Telegram

He demoted his starting cornerbacks, senior Kevin White and redshirt freshman Ranthony Texada, on Tuesday for not playing "to the standard I have," Patterson told reporters after practice Wednesday.

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Minnesota Football: Film Review - TCU Horned Frogs | The Daily Gopher

There's only one number you need to remember from the game: 5. Five turnovers is no way to go through life son but let's put a little more context behind that. Of all games involving FBS teams from 2005-2013, only 4.2% of said teams finished the game with at least five turnovers.

SMU to wear new red chrome helmets against TCU | Dallas Morning News

While SMU has always been more on the traditional side when it comes to uniforms, the Ponies are shaking things up and will sport chrome red helmets when they host TCU in the Battle for the Iron Skillet.

SMU already louder, more physical after June Jones | Associated Press

Interim Mustangs coach Tom Mason may not be a big fan of the musical selections — he doesn't hear any country songs — but he wants players to have a say in what happens while he tries to put his own stamp on the team that was outscored 88-6 in losing its first two games.

Former Frogs

Commitment to routine makes Jerry Hughes special |

If anyone took the time to watch Jerry Hughes come off the edge on a pass rush in an effort to get to an opposing quarterback, no one would describe his game as routine. That word has synonyms like dull, predictable, monotonous and mundane. Routine however, is the very thing that has made Hughes into the quarterback terrorizer he is today.

Casey Pachall Signs with Calgary | Calgary Herald

The eagerly anticipated third quarterback showed up at camp on Wednesday, one Casey Pachall out of Texas Christian University. Pachall had been with the Toronto Argonauts since training camp and was let go on Sept. 6.

Around Campus

Notes On A Scorecard |

About 30 minutes out from the Minnesota game starting, we had only scanned about 10,000 tickets. Over the next 30 minutes, however, that number was nearly 30,000. I’m very sorry for the long lines. However, it’s not a gate or scanner issue, it’s instead a migration problem. We simply have too many people waiting until the last minute to enter the stadium.

TCU student testifies that she was sexually assaulted at campus party | Fort Worth Star Telegram

She and a few sorority sisters were at a party on Dec. 6, 2012, at the FIJI (Phi Gamma Delta) house at TCU where Dowd was a resident assistant.

Foster takes Colby's place | TCU 360

Colby Hall has served as TCU's female residence hall since 1957. When renovations closed the dorm this summer, Housing & Residence Life administration hadn't decided which residence hall would replace Colby as the all-female living option for the 2014-2015 academic year.