Patterson expands on the story of why the statue is being installed now, despite his objections. And really, when you read it, it's hard to argue against it being done now, at the request of an amazing friend to TCU.
For me it's really hard. Because what do you say at one of these things? Because the other statues that are going to be there, they're not alive anymore. For me I feel like we have a lot of work left to do. So in honor of the family, in honor of TCU, the former players, everybody who's been here in the 19 years I've been at TCU, we're going to do it for them but for me it's one of those things where I feel like we still have a lot of unfinished business. I'm very honored and it's very heartfelt that somebody would feel that way and the university would feel that way. But we've still got a lot of work to do. There's still a lot we want to achieve.
Stop me if you've heard this one before: "A&M transfer comes in to challenge player recruited to TCU who has played in several games but doesn't seem to be the future at the position." Will the incumbent hold onto the crown this fall as well, or will the Aggie win this battle?
"It’s a day-to-day thing," Patterson said. "But you know, you can tell every day we keep getting better. It’s very similar to what it was two years ago when we had an offensive changeover. I expect when we get done with spring and through the summer going to two-a-days to make drastic improvement."
Tre was willing and able to do anything that scouts asked of him, impressing with his throws and catches throughout the morning. Former teammate Josh Doctson was equally, if not more, impressive during the drills.
"If a team wants me to play receiver, I’ll play receiver," Boykin said. "If a team has a vision for me getting in at quarterback, I’ll play quarterback. I’m fully committed to playing football. That’s what I am — a football player."
Don't sleep on AG! The running back was snubbed by the Combine, but made the most of his opportunity to work out in front of a plethora of scouts on his home turf.
It was somewhat surprising when the 5-11, 203-pound running back wasn’t invited to the Combine. He was impressive at the Senior Bowl in January, carrying five times for 34 yards and a touchdown for the victorious South team. Green posted an unofficial 4.58 40-yard dash. If the Cowboys wait until the later rounds to address their running back depth, Green could be there.
Kindred has been a steady climber since the Combine, as his solid workout numbers and excellent Pro Day performance could see him sneak into the middle rounds of the Draft. It was pretty obvious to those in attendance that DK has the respect, and love, from his teammates and coaches. His leadership ability will be welcome in many an NFL lockeroom.
If there is a player that the football staff is really cheering for, it's safety Derrick Kindred. I can't begin to describe the love for this player and what he means to this program.
Though Laquon Treadwell had a good Pro Day at Ole Miss, Doc all but left scouts and analysts speechless with his performance. I think the receiver is well in play to be the first wideout off the board. There are also some nice points about the way Coach Patterson worked the room and organized the day.
Patterson is tremendously well-organized. He makes sure to walk around and greet the NFL representatives who made the trip to Fort Worth. Patterson is now also inviting former Horned Frogs players to attend the pro day. LaDainian Tomlinson, Andy Dalton and Jason Verrett were among the 14 former Frogs in attendance on Thursday there to cheer on prospects.
There are some really great stories in the piece, letting fans into more of Doc's journey and what he went through to get to this point. It also highlights his will, drive, and amazing mother. Long, but well worth the time, just to marvel in how hard he worked and how much he overcame to become the greatest receiver in TCU history.
After the 2012 campaign, at TCU's annual football banquet, he won an award: offensive MVP of the scout team. When he returned to his seat with the plaque, he turned to his mother. "Here you go," he told her. "It's probably the only award I'm ever going to get.
The Doc love fest continues with a great breakdown from SB Nation's own Stephen White.
Y'all are just going to have to excuse me for not caring much about the other stuff when I saw Doctson making all these damn circus catches on the regular. It wasn't just the circus catches either, because it seems everybody is making a few of those every year these days. It's how consistently dominant Doctson looked in every game as a receiving threat. He was going to get his, as long as his quarterback gave him a chance.
Want to see Josh Doctson run drills verses Vikings coach Mike Zimmer? Yeah, I thought so, too.
I mean, who better to teach a wide receiver how to beat the press than one of the best defensive coaches in all of football?
I hope Zimmer let Doctson know that most cornerbacks in the NFL are a little bigger and stronger than him.
While Patterson was quick to give consequences for Boykin's actions in San Antonio, he has stood by his former player and praised the way he has handled himself since that night.
And a lot of that positivity comes from Coach Gary Patterson who, despite having to suspend Trevone from the team’s Bowl game this past year, is still his number one advocate.
"[He’s] Got a great skill set, great athlete, and really a pretty good football IQ," praised Patterson.
The Shockers are off to a rough start this season, but will throw their ace against Luken Baker Friday night in Wichita.
The last meeting between the two teams was a three-game series, March 27-29, 2015, in Fort Worth, Texas. The Horned Frogs swept the series by scores of 14-1, 8-4 and 11-2. Sam Hilliard went 3-for-7 with four RBI to lead the Shockers, while Hilliard, Sam Tewes and Jeb Bargfeldt each took a loss.