This team seems to have bought in. We will soon find out.
In Small’s estimation, owning the process simply means continuing the blue-collar approach that has allowed the defensive-minded Patterson to post a 160-57 record in his first 17 seasons at the school.
“It’s consistency, hard work and determination,” Small said. “Owning the process means that you take everything you do regarding those three things to the utmost you can. There are no shortcuts to success. There are no shortcuts to greatness.”
Gary Patterson certainly has a way with words.
But Patterson taught yours truly about what he calls “Shark Rules” over the weekend when he didn’t want to weigh in on a potentially controversial subject.
“Never jump into the water to a wounded swimmer where the sharks turn on you,” Patterson said. “I’m going to stay on the boat, eat my peanut butter and jelly sandwich.”
In other words, don’t do something that’s unnecessary. Or, as another well-known football figure would say, don’t go “circumcising the mosquito.”
Shawn is one of the few Horned Frogs to have been recruited by Ohio State, but they didn’t offer. Maybe he will make them regret that?
Robinson appeared in five games last season as the backup to Kenny Hill. He was 13-of-27 passing for 184 yards and three touchdowns in 2017.
The Desoto, Texas, product will likely be extra-motivated to give it all he’s got against Ohio State. Robinson was the No. 6 dual-threat quarterback of the class of 2017, according to the 247Sports Composite, and was recruited by former Buckeyes assistant Tim Beck, but OSU did not extend a scholarship offer. Ohio State ended up signing Tate Martell, the Composite No. 2 dual-threat quarterback in the class.
Texas is both under and over rated according to this. TCU? Still just chugging along.
TCU: Nobody ever pays attention to TCU, and they consistently hit the double-digit win mark -- four out of the last five years, in fact. Playmaker KaVontae Turpin is back and will be a huge part of the offense, the defense is consistently solid from front to back, and Gary Patterson has proven time and time again that he can withstand roster turnover. The Horned Frogs are the primary threat to rip Oklahoma’s crown away from them, and yet nobody seems to consider them thanks to all of the West Virginia love. -- Barrett Sallee
Will one four star recruit beat out another, more experienced one? We are less than two weeks from finding out.
WHAT WE KNOW NOW – Two weeks after the start of fall camp, the offensive line has come a long way. Patterson stated on Saturday that the unit in general has been the surprise of fall camp with how well they’re playing. Although a starter hasn’t been named at left tackle, sources have told HFB that Myers has received most of the first team reps, but McKinney is pushing. Patterson even stated that he’s been impressed with the Frogs’ biggest player. If Myers has indeed earned the starting job, McKinney could be considered part of the top eight Patterson has discussed since the beginning of camp; he needs a tackle that can play both sides, a guard that can play both sides and a backup center. On the right side sources have told HFB that Niang is holding down the top spot. Patterson did say that one of his tackle positions needs a little help but he didn’t want to tip his hand on which side so he doesn’t tip off his opponents.