TCU vs. Grambling State Postgame Quotes

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Grambling State vs. No. 17 TCU
Sept. 8, 2012
Attendance: 45,112
Final: No. 17 TCU 56, Grambling State 0

TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson
Opening Statement:
"I guess if you were going to script a first ball game, this is the way we would do it. We got a chance to play a lot of players. The one thing we have to work on is organization, especially with the No. 2 offense. We had to call some timeouts, but other than that it was what you wanted to start off with."

On breaking career wins record:
"I want to publicly thank my parents and my in-laws. All the people who have been part of our lives; my players and my coaches who could not be here. It is 9:30 and we are going to be back at 9 a.m. It is really kind of amazing to be here, going into a new conference, having the opportunity to play in a new stadium and passing a legend like Dutch Meyer.

"A lot of the people who gave money and were supporters of ours were out there. There were a lot of people who helped me get to this point. Our coaches have always been people I could call and have made a difference. You can go down the list of coaches who have picked me up when I need it. This happened because of a whole lot of people, not just me. It wasn't like this 15 years ago; you can go down the list of how things have changed. To watch all of this happen and see all the things that have gone on at this stadium is spectacular."

On the freshmen:
"There are a lot of guys who we have to get ready to go. There is going to be a lot tougher competition ahead of us. We have a Kansas team in our first Big 12 opponent that is vastly improved in spite of losing a tough one tonight. They will come back with a vengeance.

"I was excited about our two freshmen tackles tonight and Devonte Fields got a sack. Deante' Gray had a great game, if he ran through the right hole he would have had 100 more yards. Sometimes adults hold back kids. We don't have time for them to be freshmen. We have a lot harder competition coming up."

On performance of quarterbacks:
"It was interesting to see because we were off in pregame. We are going to have to play like that. Trevone Boykincan do a lot with his feet, but he needs to do a better job commanding the huddle. He can throw the football. There was a lot of positives."

TCU wide receiver Josh Boyce
On finally starting the season after a week off:
"Finally nice to play against a different color. We practiced real hard."

On helping Gary Patterson become the all-time winningest coach at TCU:
"That means a lot. To keep a coaching staff for 15 years and consistently winning games throughout his career, its real great for TCU."

On Casey Pachall making it easier for the receivers:
"The throws were right there, you just put your hands up and catch them. Its great when the quarterback puts the ball exactly where the receiver wants it. It was real great, I mean we caught all balls."

TCU safety Elisha Olabode
On helping Gary Patterson become TCU's all-time winningest coach via a shutout:
"To be honest, I didn't know anything about it. It felt good to get Coach Patterson up there."

Grambling State Head Coach Doug Williams
On Team Performance:
"With a team like TCU who's been a strong team for the past 12 years, we tried not to turn the ball over and make mistakes. To give up a touchdown on the first punt is certainly not the best way to start out the game, but you have to give TCU credit too because they made plays and it's about what they did and what we didn't do."

On TCU QB performance:
"The quarterbacks perfect pass record was disheartening, but you have to give them credit. They were running the ball at will, we left a lot of holes out there, and we have to work on getting our defense better."



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