“It was good enough to get my wife [Kelsey],” Patterson said at Big 12 media days Monday. “You think I got her with my looks? You got to have a little personality. I can dance. I can sing a little bit. I had game.”
“I used to like writing music. My creative itch is now defense,” Patterson said.
Patterson cut the guy off mid-sentence. “You don’t know me very well,” the coach said, uncurling a sly grin. “Just go ask any of these (players) if I’ve been jovial. Ask them how happy I’ve been, if I’ve been happy with how everything has been going. Just take a poll to these four guys and see how all that goes.”
Seemed like a fun exercise to me, so I played polltaker. And, of course, Patterson was right. According to his players, he is as focused (read: surly) as ever.
“Just no burnt orange, things like that,” Jackson said. “He didn’t want us to go too crazy, not too out there. My bow tie was probably the furthest I could go with.”
“I hear the schools that are mentioned from time to time and I think all of them are mentioned for a reason,” Snyder said about potential expansion candidates. “I would say this. I think there is probably some universities out there that haven't necessarily been mentioned for maybe some obvious reasons that might have an interest in being a part of our conference. But I don't know that for a fact.”