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Blowout win a welcome reprieve for TCU before crucial series with Texas Tech | Fort Worth Star Telegram

This team needs confidence any way it can get it, and a 15-5 win over SFA is one way to get a little.

“Guys got some confidence and hopefully that makes us feel a little better about ourselves going into a tough weekend,” TCU coach Jim Schlossnagle said. TCU opens a crucial Big 12 Conference series with No. 4 Texas Tech (32-10, 10-5 in the Big 12) this weekend at Lupton Stadium. “We’re not going to look at a positive thing negatively. We’ve earned the right to have a night like this.”

Football

Cedar Hill DB Donavann Collins on his pledge to TCU, relationship with staff | Dallas Morning News

Collins knows the legacy of Gary Patterson, and he thinks he can come in and contribute right away.

DMN: How do you see yourself fitting into the TCU defense?

DC: As a freshman, I’m trying to come in and play. That’s just my mindset. I want to play right away in the secondary and make a big impact. That’s how I see myself fitting in.

Why TCU coach Gary Patterson has no issues with new kickoff rule | Dallas Morning News

Patterson prefers touchbacks anyways.

Patterson said he’s a big fan of just booting the ball through the end zone, if he has a kicker who can do it. Patterson’s big concern was about rule changes to come, ones that affect the game as we know it. Actually, the college football powers that be might want to keep this mind.

“The hard part of our game is it’s a physical game,” Patterson said on the Big 12 coaches teleconference. “When do you get to the point where it’s not the same game when it started? How do you compensate for all that?”