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Turpin’s likely return has TCU players ‘fired up,’ Patterson says | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Anything to get them going.

“You can tell they’re fired up,” he said Tuesday during his weekly press conference. “They were fired up for him last week. We just didn’t think he was quite ready. He was probably 90, 85, maybe 90 percent.”

Do the Horned Frogs need more ‘swagger?’ | Dallas Morning News

Patterson called out his wide receivers on Tuesday, noting that walk-on Daniel Walsh earned a start against West Virginia.

"I told [the team] this is not indicative to Danny Walsh any negative whatsoever, the bottom line is to it: When a walk-on is a starter, what does that say about the rest of the group?"

Kenny Hill, TCU football frustrations stand at a crossroad | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Interesting words from Patterson on Hill.

The question was about his starting quarterback, and TCU coach Gary Patterson chose to explain Kenny Hill’s frustrations with a quotation.

“Sometimes on throws, it’s not always the quarterback’s fault,” Patterson said, “but he’s the one who gets blamed.

“But what do they say? — ‘To whom much is given, much is asked?’ ”

Patterson: TCU should have used backup QB late in West Virginia game | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Patterson noted that he simply didn’t get over to Cumbie to tell him that in the midst of trying to call defensive plays.

“If you’re going to call defenses and do things, you can’t be the master of everything,” Patterson said Tuesday during his weekly news conference. “I don’t know whether to stop and make that decision. Sometimes I do. Usually when we’re ahead.”

Texas Tech vs. TCU Game Prediction | Campus Insiders

Both teams are in a slump right now. Which once can break out on Saturday?

TCU, a trendy preseason pick to win the league, has lost to Oklahoma, nearly been stunned by Kansas and was pounded by West Virginia over the last three games. The 3-4 Red Raiders are riding a three-game losing, despite scoring at least 55 points on five separate occasions this season.

Men’s Basketball

Last in Big 12? TCU basketball envisioning NCAA berth | Fort Worth Star Telegram

Brandon Parrish was extremely confident during the Big 12 basketball media day on Tuesday.

“Honestly, that just gives us a chip on our shoulder when Big 12 play starts. The world is thinking of us as a last-place team … but we definitely know that we’re not,” said guard Brandon Parrish, a senior who started all 33 games last season. “We know that we’re going to be an NCAA Tournament team this season.”

Big 12 teams participate in lip-sync battles at media day | ESPN

Having a little fun never hurt anyone.

Last but not least, TCU stars performed Britney Spears' "Oops I Did It Again" and Roscoe Dash's "All the Way Turnt Up"

TCU closing in on season ticket sellout, Dixon says | Fort Worth Star Telegram

It’s going to be so awesome to have the Scholly packed and rowdy for TCU basketball.

Numbers provided Tuesday by the TCU ticket office show the school has less than 500 remaining season-ticket options and plans to sell slightly more than 5,000. Capacity for Schollmaier Arena is 6,700 after a $72 million renovation of the facility that was completed last season.