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TCU News: GP Says TCU Treats Him Well

GP put Frog fans’ hearts at ease Monday afternoon.

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Gary Patterson: TCU ‘has treated me very well,’ shown patience | The Star-Telegram

While it’s unlikely that there will ever be a day where GP’s name isn’t attached to an opening at a major program, he seems genuinely happy at TCU and in Fort Worth - and recognizes that coaching the Frogs is a little less insane than other programs.

“The way the business is now, the way the world is now, there’s not a lot of patience,” he said Monday during the Big 12 coaches conference call with reporters, answering a question about the weekend firing of Les Miles at LSU. “One of the reasons why I’ve stayed here is TCU has treated me very well. It’s a great place to live, Fort Worth is, and all the things that go along with it. There’s some patience to make good decisions when things aren’t going exactly the way you want it to.”

Kansas-TCU game set for 11am on ESPNU | KU Athletics

Oh good, another 11am kick-off in Lawrence. This should be fine.

KU's game versus TCU will mark the Jayhawks' second appearance on ESNPU in 2016 as the Jayhawks also faced Memphis on the network. The TCU game marks KU's second 11 a.m., game time of the 2016 season. TCU leads the all-time series with KU, 20-8-4, including a 9-6 mark in games played in Lawrence. Kansas is 1-1 in 2016 in games played at Memorial Stadium.

No Turpin, no problem? TCU's Desmon White earns Big 12 Special Teams Player of the Week honors | Sports Day

Des was so good Friday night, leading to yet another player of the week honor for a TCU player - and the third straight week the Frogs have garnered the award for Special Teams. He also became the first Frog to get an in-game sideline hug from Coach Patterson.

He doesn't have the same straight-line speed as Turpin, but White was shifty enough to avoid defenders and relentless enough to break tackles when caught.

Patterson showed his appreciation for White during the game, hugging him after White's third long return. It seems the Big 12 took notice as well.

TCU QB Hill raises concerns for OU coach Stoops | The Star-Telegram

Stoops got lucky in avoiding having to play against Trevone Boykin last season in Norman, but the on-fire Kenny Hill will pose similar issues for a Sooner defense that has looked fallible so far this season.

Asked during Monday’s Big 12 coaches teleconference what caught his eye the most in film studies of the Horned Frogs, Stoops said: “Probably as much as anything, Kenny Hill’s ability to make plays. He’s a hard guy to get a hold of when he’s running around. That, and the ability to spread the ball around as much as they do in the throwing game.”

TCU ex Mike Renfro says SWC Hall of Fame honor is special | The Star-Telegram

Though Renfro played for some bad TCU Football teams, he made the most of his four years, garnering all-conference honors in three straight seasons. Renfro, who set many meaningful receiving records for the Frogs, is one of nine people to be elected this year.

“Obviously it’s a special honor for myself and my family,” Mike Renfro said. “I’m going to get to join Ray, my father, and get a plaque on the wall somewhat close to Ray will be awesome.

“It’s a real honor. The Southwest Conference, if you grew up in Texas and had any athletic ability in high school, you certainly wanted to play in the Southwest Conference.”