TCU vs. Texas Postgame Quotes

Oct. 27, 2013

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TCU Head Coach Gary Patterson

Opening Statement:
"You can't spot a good football team points. Obviously we didn't come back and play very well after we got into the rain. We warmed them up, we ran, we met with them, we walked through with them. Obviously they did a better job of that than we did."

On whether he has ever experienced such a significant delay:
"Yes, we got beat by Arizona my first year where it was about an hour or an hour and a half before the ball game."

On Casey Pachall dealing with the same issues at quarterback:
"I don't have any answers for that right now. We dropped passes; there were a lot of things. I'm not putting anybody at fault. The bottom line is we're not very good. We're going to have to get better if we want to win ball games."

On why he started Trevone Boykin at quarterback:
"Because he has been there."

On the way Casey Pachall played:
"The bottom line to it is that if we don't drop balls then we have a chance. If we don't hold people and jump offsides. I don't think it has anything to do with Casey. You've got to give Texas credit to be honest with you."

On what the team did well:
"I have to watch the film. The bottom line is that they got stops. They were 4-of-15 and we were 4-of-16 on third downs. We had a punt fumble and fumbled the ball at the two or three yard line."

On whether he was surprised by Texas going vertically so often:
"No. Once they got up and came back, they probably went in and watched their film and saw how we were playing sitting on routes. The bottom line to it is, even the one vertical we were in a two-deep half and the guy steps up that shouldn't have. They paid for it also by going vertical so much. I thought they were trying to make a statement and that is what possibly I would do. I wouldn't have gone at Jason Verrett so much."

TCU Quarterback Casey Pachall

On how he felt during the game:
"Hurt. That wasn't what we expected coming out here. You have to live with what happened, and the only thing we can do is move on to next week."

On how the offensive line performed:
"They were playing extremely hard. I'm not putting blame on any single person or position group. We win as a team and lose as a team. Tonight we just came out not ready to play. [Texas] exceeded our energy level and were able to do what they did."

On where TCU's mentality was during the game, before and after the rain delay:
"I would say for the first seven or eight minutes of the game we were there mentally. I don't think the rain delay had much to do with it, but it might have with some other people. But it's just one of those things that happened."

On how he felt in his first game since Sept. 7:
"Maybe a little rusty. But for the most part I felt good. Whenever things went well on most plays I was able to feel comfortable with it."

TCU Safety Sam Carter

On defense being put in tough situations because of turnovers:
"I don't want to say it does. We have to go out there and play. We don't make excuses."

On playing flat after delay:
"We just didn't come out and execute. People didn't come out and do their assignments. We just made mistakes. Mistakes cost us the game."

On winning three of last four to earn bowl:
"I think it's possible. I think it's possible to win all of them. You just have to come out there and execute. The teams that we have left are pretty tough but any team can be beat on any Saturday."

On responding to today's game and moving forward:
"We have no choice. I don't think we can go any lower. We have to go up. Guys just have to come tomorrow ready to practice."

Texas head coach Mack Brown

Opening statement:
"Proud of the guys. I thought they did a great job. They have all had a goal and a dream to play on Sunday and now they have done that, it has happened. We handled the three-hour delay much better than the two hour delay at BYU because we have experience at that now. Still got a lot of things we can fix, but still proud that they came back after the delay and played well."

On TCU matchup:
"I did think we played a team (TCU) that played Oklahoma down to three points and very well on the road. TCU is a very good football team. They were 3-0 at home coming into the night, so I really thought this would be a fight and a battle."

On Casey Pachall's performance:
"You have to give Casey Pachall a lot of credit, to come out there in a game like this where you haven't played in six weeks and take some really tough hits. I thought he did a good job under the circumstances."



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