It was must-see TV. As usual.
Patterson predicted a trick play by Clemson early and sure enough the Tigers pulled one on their first play from scrimmage.
“They both like to put pressure on you, especially LSU. They’re going to push the ball,” Patterson said before the kickoff. “I think takeaways are going to be big a big deal in this ballgame. Who has the most possessions is going to have the best chance because they both can score.”
Patterson pointed out that LSU players were wearing their helmets during the coin toss. Clemson players had theirs off.
“You see one with the helmets on, they’ve never been here before,” he said. “I think they’re already trying to send a message. They didn’t come out to be nice.”
He rocked it again last night on the film room broadcast, too. Not a bad week, Gary.
TCU football coach Gary Patterson officially became the president of the American Football Coaches Association on Monday afternoon at the Gaylord Opryland Resort & Convention Center, accepting the gavel from outgoing president Frank Solich.
“It’s in good hands,” said Solich, the longtime Ohio coach. “Gary cares about the student-athletes. He cares about the coaches.”
The freshman is going to need a bigger trophy shelf.
TCU safety Ar’Darius Washington has been named to the 2019 Football Writers Association of America-Shaun Alexander Freshman All-America Team the school announced on Monday.
It is the second big award for the redshirt freshman out of Shreveport, Louisiana.
Following his impressive 2019 season, Washington earned the Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. Washington had five interceptions in 2019, which ranked second nationally for freshmen this past season. It is the most interceptions by a freshman in TCU head coach Gary Patterson’s 19 seasons as coach for the Frogs.