Jul 22, 2013; Dallas, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson speaks to the media during the Big 12 media days at the Omni Dallas Hotel. Mandatory Credit: Kevin Jairaj-USA TODAY Sports

TCU coach Gary Patterson blasts Les Miles over Jeremy Hill decision

Things could be a bit testy between TCU Horned Frogs coach Gary Patterson and LSU Tigers head coach Les Miles when their respective teams meet at AT&T Stadium on August 31st. Patterson said in an interview with the Fort Worth Star-Telegram that he wasn’t impressed with Miles’ decision to reinstate running back Jeremy Hill.

Patterson said he wouldn’t allow something like a team vote to bring back Devonte Fields, a suspended defensive end for the Horned Frogs: “My whole team would vote Devonte to be back on the team because they all want to win. That doesn’t teach life lessons.”

Patterson continued with his criticism, saying that LSU wouldn’t have been so keen on bringing Hill back had the Tigers been scheduled to face an easier opponent: “I’m sure if it was some opponent they’d beat by 100 points [the players] wouldn’t have a vote. It’s not my worry. I’ve got to play whoever they put on the field.”

What do you think, FanSiders? Did Les Miles make the right call? Do you side with Patterson? Sound off in the comments below.

[Source: Fort Worth Star-Telegram]


Tags: Gary Patterson Jeremy Hill Les Miles LSU TCU

  • Barry Spears

    EASY: Throw the young man away. HARD: Continue to work with the young man, to help him turn his life around.

    • Charles Frank

      How about, RIGHT: Dismiss the young man to teach him that bad choices leads to severe consequences. WRONG: Let the young man return, thereby teaching him that he can do wrong and get by with it.

    • Bob Papadazzio

      They gave him his second chance by signing him even after he was convicted for oral battery with a minor. Now that he’s out at bars (which he shouldn’t be at anyway considering he’s underage) punching people in the back of the head, I’d say that’s about enough.

  • DaleC

    Do what my hs coach did and allow me to practice, but not dress for games. I was sitting in the stands when we won the state championship that year and I was the only guy on the team with no ring or letter.

  • Jeannie Cory Arnold

    TCU kept their quarterback that had a DWI…….during the season..

  • Bill Woodell

    …Why did LSU take the shortcut? It was Les miles.

  • Easton Yusef Breaux

    TCU is a hypocrite. They kept DUI quarterback. Also Chris Carter would not be hall of fame if someone didn’t give him a chance. I love how America is full of Christians who believe in forgiveness but are the least forgiving. Hope you’re not judged soon.

    • Old Frog

      Hypocrite?!!!! You’ve got to be kidding me. Paterson kicked the QB off the team after the DUI and TCU suffered through a 7 and 6 season because of it. He let him return the next year to try to redeem himself. Miles should grow some balls and at least suspend this guy for a couple of games, vis-a-vis the way Patterson did with Devonte Fields, or better yet, suspend him for the whole season.

  • DrumminD21311

    How bout just take away his scholarship? Let him play as a walk-on.

  • Wade Carter

    It’s a joke that he was allowed back on the team. If any of us sucker punched somebody like that, we would be in jail. Les Miles is and always will be a joke. But i’m glad he is LSU’s coach because we will always have a chance to win…lol