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TCU News: Where do the Frogs go from here?

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Patterson doesn’t want to talk QB controversy, but there are questions behind center.

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QB controversy unavoidable after TCU’s loss, but Patterson’s ‘not going to talk about it’ | The Star-Telegram

This is as salty as we have seen GP all year. But, the fact is.... there are some issues at QB that have to be addressed.

“You write what you want. I’m not going to talk about it,”Patterson said. “I can’t grow this team up if you guys want to make it about a quarterback controversy cause there’s a lot more things going on than the quarterbacks.”

But, for TCU, it’s the biggest storyline coming out of the game.

Shawn Robinson got the start once again and struggled to get the offense going early on. The Frogs had just 21 yards of total offense after the opening three offensive drives and were already trailing 28-7 midway through the second quarter.

Co-offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach Sonny Cumbie summoned backup Michael Collins into the game, and it provided a much-needed jolt to what had been a stagnant offense.

Oklahoma still owns TCU | SB Nation

It’s been a long time since the Frogs beat the Sooners... and the window isn’t getting any wider. That being said... you have to factor in who wasn’t on the field for the TCU D Saturday, leading to the disaster.

It’s geared to stop tempo like the type OU’s known for bringing. TCU’s defenses were generally bad in 2015 and ‘16, but the last two years, they’ve been in the top 16 in S&P+ and the top 30 in scoring.

They entered 2018’s at 14th in S&P+, 15th in scoring. Then Oklahoma showed up and put on a fireworks show, with:

52 points, all the product of offensive drives

536 yards (7.4 per play)

26 first downs

37 minutes of possession

A 209 rating, four touchdowns, and 8.9 yards per throw for Kyler Murray

TCU’s whole chance against Oklahoma is that its Patterson-led defense will beat Riley’s offenses. They’ve occasionally made them ever so slightly less dominant, but for the most part, the Sooners have just run up the score on the team whose identity is defense.

OU football: Following mother’s death, Tre Brown makes first start of season TCU | Norman Transcript

A little salve for our wounds, as the win meant a little more to one Sooner - something we can all celebrate.

Oklahoma cornerback Tre Brown’s mother, Beverly Brewer, died on Monday, according to her obituary. Brown made his first start this season in a 52-27 victory Saturday at TCU.

“I wanted to go out there and play for him,” Murray said. “I felt like everybody went out there and played for a brother.”

Murray served as a pallbearer and estimated about 15 teammates attended the funeral Thursday.

OU coach Lincoln Riley called the TCU game an emotional one for that reason. He isn’t sure how Brown composed himself so quickly. He finished with four tackles and a team-high two pass breakups.