Patterson with some touching comments about Boykin and what he has meant to the program.
"I want to be able to help Trevone reach his goals," Patterson said. "He’s helped us as a university and as a football team to reach ours. My job is to do everything in my power to help control the defense to give him an opportunity. Because he has a better chance of reaching everything he wants to reach if we can win the next four ballgames."
Patterson is about fed up of hearing about the shortcomings of TCU's defense.
This week, as TCU prepared for Saturday's showdown at another Big 12 unbeaten, No. 14 Oklahoma State (8-0, 5-0), Patterson wondered about some of the chatter from ESPN analysts. He singled out one in particular.
"I keep hearing from Joey Galloway that we're terrible on defense," Patterson said. "I don't think he's watched us lately. We're not as good as what maybe a couple of defenses we had, but I know a whole bunch [of defenses] that aren't."
Gary Patterson asks other coaches about his opponents, and everyone is still obsessed with it.
The audio isn't great, but it appears that Patterson asks Holgorsen "What's our chance against Baylor? What do you think?" seconds after the two trade post-game handshakes. Holgorsen seems to respond "You'll win. You're the more complete team" before congratulating the TCU coach, patting him on the shoulder and moving back to his locker room.
A preview, an update on the betting odds, keys to victory and a score prediction.
Both teams enter the contest at 8-0, but didn’t get too much love in the initial College Football Playoff rankings due to weak strength of schedules so far. That will change on Saturday afternoon, as somebody is going to get a nice resume boost.
Ogbah and Oklahoma State present the best pass rush that TCU has seen this season. Expect a lot of Boykin scramble highlights in this one.
Boykin's most difficult challenge awaits Saturday. He must avoid Oklahoma State defensive end Emmanuel Ogbah if he wants to keep the fifth-ranked Horned Frogs (8-0, 5-0 Big 12, No. 8 CFP) in contention. Ogbah ranks fourth nationally with 1.13 sacks per game, and he already has set the school record for quarterback hurries in a season with 14.