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TCU News: “Patterson owns Texas”

A TCU legend gets a huge honor at Harvard.

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I love it here.

And Patterson owns Texas. I’m sure he’s got the official papers designating the same locked in his safe somewhere. No wonder he’s got a statue outside Amon Carter Stadium. He’s beaten Texas seven of 10 times, including Saturday when his team began the week as a 13-point underdog, and did so with a gifted, sophomore quarterback making just the 11th start of his career.

We should all recognize that Gary Patterson can roll out of bed, not even wolf down a protein bar and still coach the pants off whoever is the head coach at Texas, whether it’s Herman or Charlie Strong or Mack Brown.

Strong never beat him. Never even came close, losing all three times by the unseemly margin of 129-26. And for the life of me, I can’t remember how Texas scored the 26. Mack at least broke even with a 2-2 mark against him.

‘That’s an Aaron Rodgers play.’ Max Duggan shines as TCU football upsets No. 9 Texas | The Star-Telegram

Duggan’s check at the line was a really positive sign going forward.

Said Duggan: “In that formation, we knew that check would’ve been good for us. We had a call in that formation and I saw an opening and I did a check and had room for it. We were just really excited to take the lead.”

TCU is now 7-2 against Texas since joining the Big 12 in 2012. This is a series that started back in 1897 with UT going 13-0-1 in the first 14 games. The Frogs won only seven games in the 41 meetings between the schools from 1956-2007.

Saturday also marked the first time an unranked TCU team knocked off a top-10 team on the road since 2011 at Boise State.

“Anybody we play in the state — Baylor, Texas Tech, Texas — we know their players, so our players play hard,” TCU coach Gary Patterson said. “And our kids, their families come to the games. ... It’s one of those games.”

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A little national attention!

It was nine years ago this coming Tuesday that the Horned Frogs received an invitation to join the Big 12 in time for the 2012-13 school year. After more than a decade and a half of hopscotching from the Western Athletic Conference to Conference USA to the Mountain West, TCU was finally going to be reunited with half of its old Southwest Conference rivals.

Sure, Gary Patterson’s program was a Mountain West power. But, the hypothetical thinking of the time went, how were the Horned Frogs going to deal with programs like Texas?

It seems silly in retrospect because of afternoons like Saturday, when visiting TCU dealt No. 9 Texas a 33-31 defeat as quarterback Max Duggan threw for 231 yards and rushed for a team-high 79 yards and two scores. The Horned Frogs (1-1, 1-1 Big 12) are now 7-2 against the Longhorns since entering the Big 12, including 4-1 in Austin.

Around Campus:

Harvard Business School renaming campus building for this Fort Worth and TCU legend | The Star-Telegram

Absolutely amazing for a true legend.

While at Harvard, Cash was a pioneer in information technology. He later taught in the MBA program and executive education. He was a member of the Harvard Business School faculty from 1976 to 2003.

Cash later served on the corporate boards of Walmart, General Electric and Microsoft.

Business School Dean Nitin Nohria announced the change last week to faculty, staff and students.

“Not only has he transcended many racial barriers in his own life, he also has propelled generations of Black students, faculty, and staff, as well as scores of business leaders, to successful and meaningful lives and careers,” Nohria said in a statement.

Nohria also announced an “action plan for racial equity at the school, including an initiative to recruit more Black professors and faculty.”

Nohria said the renaming “rectifies a wrong.”