Patterson was quick to point out it was his wife’s first bowl win, too.
“Not only was it my first bowl win, it was Miss Kelsey’s first bowl win,” Patterson said of his wife during a conference call with reporters Sunday. “Mrs. P’s been putting up with me for a long time, also. So she’s excited to come back and be a part of it.”
The extra practices will be critical for TCU, as they gameplan to stop Georgia’s potent run game.
Georgia excels at doing the one thing TCU hasn't been able to stop recently.
That, of course, is running the ball. Kansas State and Oklahoma State both ran all over the Frogs, breaking tackles and generally causing breakdowns of blitz packages. The two-headed monster of Nick Chubb and Sony Michele will have success against TCU, unless Gary Patterson maximizes these additional 15 practices before the bowl.
Patterson noted that they’re hoping a few guys can get healthy in time for this game.
"So for us, to get a chance in December here to regroup, and get a little healthier, and find out where we're at as a team, and get some of our offensive weapons back, I think we're pretty excited about that," TCU coach Gary Patterson said on a bowl teleconference Sunday.