Frank Broyles is the Arkansas AD That eventually took the Hogs to the SEC. He’s also the AD that tried to schedule a home-and-home with TCU once the Southwest Conference broke up for good.
It was Broyles himself who first talked to TCU’s then-AD Eric Hyman in the late 1990s about a home-and-home series. The Frogs had been orphaned by the SWC breakup. The Razorbacks missed the recruiting exposure in the Fort Worth/Dallas area.
But the series kept getting postponed. Neither side was avoiding anybody. The schedules just kept changing.
Patterson spoke truth to the media when he said there’s no such thing as ‘OK.’
“If I let you, you could just come out to one of my practices. You probably wouldn’t hear that many positives,” he said. “Key is, if you want to be great, there’s no such thing as ‘OK.’ They know how it is. They’ve been here a long time. A lot of those guys have already been with me, and so they know as well as I do. You’d be a lot more upset with me if I told you, ‘We were OK, there was nothing really wrong, we’ll tackle better, we’ll play better.’ ”
Patterson is getting through to his players, some of whom are still getting fully healthy. Travin Howard and Denzel Johnson missed time during camp due to some health issues, and Ranthony Texada and James McFarland had both seen their first game action in almost, and over, a year, respectively.
"Just by watching Sunday's practice, I will tell you if they weren't listening to me, they're listening to me now after they got a chance to watch film," Patterson said. "I expect them to play better than what we did in the first ballgame. ... We're going to have to get better doing the things that we need to do."
Patterson will have them ready. The question will be: can they contain an offense that struggled mightily against Louisiana Tech?
He said his coaches would get their defenders in better position to play this week. “If not,” Patterson said, “[Arkansas] will have 1,000 yards and 1,000 points.” That would be strange, especially considering that it gained just 297 in a 21-20 home win over Louisiana Tech on Saturday.
It’s a temporary cancellation, as this year Family Weekend and Homecoming are on the same weekend (Iowa State game).
“For the first time in many years, TCU will celebrate Family Weekend and Homecoming on the same weekend. In the process of combining the traditional Family Weekend and traditional Homecoming schedules, the campus community have identified several key scheduling conflicts,” the statement said. “One of those is the Homecoming parade. In light of numerous conflicts related to the parade time, TCU will take a year off from the Homecoming parade in 2016. This does not mean the long-term elimination of this campus tradition. Rather, it simply means that as a compromise in the merger of these events, having a parade is not possible this year.”