Patterson Meets With The Media

Gary Patterson

Gary Patterson

Oct. 5, 2010


FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU football coach Gary Patterson held his weekly news conference Tuesday in the Four Sevens Team Room.

The fifth-ranked Horned Frogs host Wyoming Saturday at 2:30 p.m.

Included below are excerpts from Patterson's meeting with the media.

On Wyoming's deceiving record ...
"They're 2-3, but the three losses are to a Boise State team that's ranked fourth, Texas at Texas and hardly anybody wins there, and a good Air Force team."

On preparing to face Wyoming ...
"They are led by a quarterback who really causes you problems because he scrambles around and makes plays. They're very diversified in their offense. Defensively, they've really played well. They are extremely physical. Wyoming does a very good job as a staff and as a football team."

On where his team is at this point in the season ...
"I think the only complete game we've played to this point is Baylor. If you look at history, the last three times we had gone to Colorado, be it Air Force or Colorado State, we've either lost or we've won by a very small margin. We were excited to go there and win, especially getting the shutout on defense. Offensively, we still had our second-highest total-yardage output of the season."

On what he likes about going on the road ...
"You get to truly find out what your team is really about. We had a pretty good following on Saturday, and we were excited about that. The bottom line with being on the road is that kids get a chance to focus in and just be a football player. My day is a lot different on Friday and Saturday when we play at home than playing in Fort Collins, Colo. I may have six people out there that want to come to the game that I know. I may have 150 call me at some point in time about coming to a home game."

On the play of leading tackler Tanner Brock this season ...
"He played very well in the Colorado State game. Everybody expects him to be the next guy. When Daryl Washington stepped in for Robert Henson and Jason Phillips, he was a senior who had played in the system. Tanner is just a true sophomore who did not redshirt, so you go through some growing pains."

On Tekerrein Cuba's performance against Colorado State ...
"I thought he played real well. Tekerrein had a couple tackles for loss, a pass breakup, and I think he totaled six tackles. He played rather well. If you're going to win championships, your twos and threes have to be ready to play."

On the play of Zach Roth and the offensive line ...
"Our biggest question mark going in, offensively, was how the tackles were going to play this year. Zach, coming out of the spring, was still kind of beat up. He came back healthy in the fall. Because he's played very well for us is the reason why we've been successful. It's hard to be a great quarterback on your back. The way Zach and Marcus Cannon have done things to this point have helped us. Zach has made a big difference. Without him, we'd probably be in a lot more trouble than we are now."



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