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TCU News: “You can’t decide when you want to play.”

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Patterson wants his team to prepare for every game like it’s the biggest game.

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Football:

TCU’s Patterson doubles down on crowd: It’s more than a social event | The Star-Telegram

He’s not wrong.

“It’s my job just to coach ballgames,” Patterson said during his radio show on 92.1 Hank FM on Thursday night. “But if TCU ever wants to get to the point where we want to win a national championship, we’re going to have to decide that we’re not going to let anybody else in.

“When we do that, then at that point in time we’ll get to that point. I’m not upset with anyone, but the bottom line to it is I want to have a home-field advantage. If we’re going to let as many people of the other color down close to the field as we did the other day, it’s going to be very hard [to have a home-field advantage].”

He played tight end in high school, then gained 35 pounds to become TCU’s starting center | The Star-Telegram

Coy has truly solidified a position that had some issues in 2018.

Coy feels honored to be part of a legacy at TCU. He’s doing the family namesake well by winning a starting job this season, and helping pave the way for a rushing attack that averaged 260.7 yards a game in non-conference play.

“Coy’s always been driven to do well,” said his father Matt. “That’s hopefully the product of how he was raised and how I was raised. Our faith calls us to do the best you can whether it’s washing dishes or playing football. You want to do your very best.

“Coy loves to play football. That’s one thing you need — you have to love to play it to play it these days at a D-1 level.”

TCU HC Gary Patterson defends final touchdown against Kansas | Horned Frog Blitz

Don’t want them to score? Don’t call timeouts down the stretch in a blowout.

“It was a run play; (they were) calling timeouts,” Patterson said. “We did everything we could to run the football in the second half. I was actually the one who said quarterback keeper because nobody was watching the quarterback,” he said. “They hadn’t played the quarterback for the last five stretches. It wasn’t being anything more than call a play. It was still a run play. You guys know how I am. I took knees the last time we played here. I’m not one of those guys. I’m not one of those guys that runs it up. I’m not one of those guys.

“I mean, it’s, I’m not upset, except at my guys. You know, we practiced this week we played well. We didn’t practice last week we didn’t play well. I mean they have to learn. You can’t decide when you want to play. You don’t get that decision. I get a chance to make that decision. That’s how we’ve stayed around here 22 years, because I make that decision.”

Volleyball:

K-State volleyball secures first Big 12 win at TCU | The Collegian

No way around it, this was a bad loss at home.

Kansas State volleyball secured a four-set win in the first Big 12 match of the season against TCU on Saturday in Forth Worth, Texas.

The 3-1 win puts K-State at 6-7, one game under .500. TCU fell to 5-7 on the season.

The Wildcats recorded 18 team blocks to TCU’s 6. Redshirt sophomore outside hitter Brynn Carlson added 18 kills to stat sheet.

Fifteen of the 18 team blocks came in the second and third sets when K-State bounced back after dropping the first set to the Horned Frogs. The Wildcat defense held TCU to a .125 hitting percentage in the match overall.