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TCU News: It’s Game Day, Folks!

The Frogs and Red Raiders battle tonight in Fort Worth.

Football:

Think Gary Patterson is paranoid about ‘inside guys’ at practice? You have no idea | The Star-Telegram

This is amazing.

“I’ve got all these windows in these dorms across the street,” Patterson said. “Can you imagine what people would pay, when you’re talking about millions of dollars, if they could have a film of practice?

“Just telling if you guys want to know why we go in the indoor. We spend X amount of time [outside], but when we get into the nuts and bolts of everything, we’re inside.”

Patterson paused and smiled: “I do look for GoPros inside.”

The GoPro portion was a joke, of course, but college coaches are notorious for their — to put a nice way — meticulous nature. They’re always worried something is getting leaked out that shouldn’t.

Texas Tech-TCU matches nation’s top offense, Big 12’s best D | Tampa Bay Times

There’s a lot of respect between these two coaches, and for good reason.

“Coach Kingsbury is probably one of the brightest offensive minds in college football, and really anywhere,” Patterson said.

Said Kingsbury of the Horned Frogs: “No team is more prepared defensively. Year in and year out as the pieces change, the consistency on that side of the football stays the same. He is a phenomenal defensive coach.”

The two head coaches will be on opposite sides of the field Thursday night when Texas Tech (3-2, 1-1 Big 12), with the nation’s top-ranked offense at 591 yards and 48 points a game, plays at TCU (3-2, 1-1). The Horned Frogs have the Big 12’s best defense.

The Whys of Texas: TCU’s the reason why officials removed OU’s Marquise Brown vs. UT | Hook ‘Em

Don’t take the “dead Frog” play away, please.

Going forward, any player laying down on the field or in the end zone must be treated as an injured player and removed from the game for one play.

In this case, Brown’s only mistake was going to the ground too fast. Had he gone down when toe met leather, the Sooners would’ve been OK. Of course, that negates the whole premise of the trick play.

In the end, it didn’t matter. Dicker boomed a touchback and OU took over at its own 25-yard line. The Sooners couldn’t get much going on its final two plays, and the Horns won 48-45. Still, what’s the harm in a little special teams chicanery?

David Beaty fires offensive coordinator, will take over KU’s play-calling duties | Kansas City Star

Feel bad for Meach 🙁

Meacham, who came to KU two years ago after serving as TCU’s co-offensive coordinator, was lauded as Sports Illustrated’s second-best assistant coaching hire in 2017.

“I appreciate Doug and all the work he put in during his time at Kansas,” Beaty said in a release. “None of us are satisfied with the progress we are making on the offensive side of the ball. We hope that with this change we are better able to put our players in the best position to be successful.”

Source: Frogs of War