This was a great little story told by one of the all-time TCU fan favorites... and Patterson’s little addendum was pretty funny too.
On Twitter, former TCU lineman Jeff Olson, who started for the Frogs during the team’s 2010 Rose Bowl season, decided it was time to share a pretty funny story regarding an old prediction Patterson made about his university adding Ohio State to his team’s schedule.
This is a small footnote to the real story, but TCU fans will certainly be paying attention to whatever discipline is metered down to Meyer. Whatever happens, it’s a terrible look for a coach who has toed the controversy line more than once.
In 2009, when he was a University of Florida assistant, Smith was arrested for aggravated battery on a pregnant victim (Courtney), according to a Gainesville Police Department report (she later dropped the charges).
Police reports obtained by Cleveland.com revealed that the Powell Police Department was called to Courtney Smith’s home on Oct. 25, 2015. She told law enforcement that she had “been a victim of sustained physical abuse by [Zach Smith].”
Here is Meyer’s denial at Big Ten Media Days.
“I got a text last night that something happened in 2015, and there was nothing,” Meyer told reporters at the media event .“I don’t know who creates a story like that.”
Smith was part of Meyer’s staff at Florida from 2005-09 and at Ohio State from 2012-17.
We will have answers soon.
For his part, Robinson handled the day of media scrutiny well, interacting with older teammates. He’s preparing to be a sophomore starter, although the competition is continuing into fall camp, which begins Thursday.
”Well, they haven’t named a starter,” Robinson said. “Regardless of how I feel, I’m not the guy. I’d like to approach it that I’m the guy mentally but I’m still in the quarterback battle. All I can do is control what I can control and be the best me I can be.”
Actually, Robinson has been the presumed heir apparent at quarterback since arriving on campus in January 2017 fresh from leading DeSoto to the Class 6A Division II state championship at AT&T Stadium.
He was the recruiting project of TCU offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie, who Robinson credits with helping his mental approach in the offseason.
I am way too emotionally involved to ever bet on sports, especially TCU sports, but that O/U is awfully tempting.
TCU Horned Frogs, over/under 7.5
Oddsmakers are missing something. I know we all love Texas and the Longhorns should be better.
But quietly, TCU has gobbled up a ton of talent on the recruiting trail in recent years. And those high-level recruits are going to see the field this year for the Horned Frogs.
Defensively, TCU should once again be one of the better teams in the Big 12. That will help them win a handful of games alone. Offensively, the experts are sleeping on the Horned Frogs’ ability. They’ve been a trusted unit now for a few years and there’s no reason to believe that the system will fail with some new parts.
The talent level is rising for the Horned Frogs, so even if a few pieces are missing from last year, that shouldn’t deter TCU from winning nine to 10 games in 2018.