Gary Patterson: TCU’s new offense was ‘bad’ before the season started

With his team suddenly the talk of the Big 12, TCU coach Gary Patterson met with the media in Fort Worth today ahead of this week’s tilt with Texas Tech.

The Horned Frogs are 5-1 at the midway point of 2014, and while aspirations are high in a jumbled Big 12, Patterson wants the focus on a rivalry game with the Red Raiders and getting back to bowl eligibility a year after spending the holidays at home.

Here are some highlights from the press conference:

Opening Statement:
Patterson: ”Game seven for us. This is the fourth game of the October series. Oklahoma, Baylor, Oklahoma State and Texas Tech. We understood what we were getting into. November starts with West Virginia with Kansas State coming down right after that. We’re going to keep our nose down and try to get to six wins.”

On his team’s defensive pride:
Patterson: ”They care about what they do. They were embarrassed by the Baylor game, and they played their hearts out against Oklahoma State. It also depends on the perspective. I talked to coaches who said we played well all the way until the final eight minutes at Baylor. It is what it is. It’s a three-point loss. That’s the way I look at it.”

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