Nov 30, 2013; Fort Worth, TX, USA; TCU Horned Frogs head coach Gary Patterson before the game against the Baylor Bears at Amon G. Carter Stadium. The Bears defeated the Horned Frogs 41-38. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

TCU Football: Gary Patterson talks Horned Frogs offensive changes


It’s evident, especially last season, that the Big 12 transition for head coach Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned Frogs isn’t going as well as planned following years of near dominance in the Mountain West and Conference USA. One thing is clearly certain–the TCU offense is having the toughest time with the transition.

That’s why this season, with the offenses in college football changing rapidly, Patterson has decided to implement a more fast-paced offensive philosophy that has taken over the Big 12 in recent years.

“We’re going to a style of offense that I thought evened the playing field,” Patterson said.

After years of success in the other conferences with a bruising style and tons of play action passing, the new TCU offense will be without huddles, without a set playbook and hopefully the struggles will be in the past.

As to whether or not Patterson believes that he has the personnel on his team to make this successful, he absolutely does believe that he has the playmakers to get the job done.

“I think we’ll have enough weapons to be able to move the football,” Patterson said.

“They’ve been awfully fast this spring,” Patterson said. “The biggest thing is to go fast enough to make people uncomfortable.”

It’ll be interesting to see how QB Trevone Boykin and the rest of the TCU offense handle this move, as well as how much damage they can ultimately do this season–if any.

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