Gary Patterson is not into style points. Like 99% of coaches in the world, He sees a win as a win and nothing less. But Patterson realizes that TCU’s victory over Minnesota wasn’t his teams best effort and that all wins are not created equal.
TCU’s 23-17 victory was lower than any point total they had last season. They were held to 30 points only one time last season, against Minnesota.
Patterson doesn’t believe that his team showed the best side of themselves Saturday. Patterson even told the Dallas Morning News that he voted a “couple of teams ahead of TCU in the coaches poll.”
“I saw some really good football teams Saturday. And I’ll be honest with you, I voted a couple of them ahead of us.”
Patterson did go on in the article to say that the performance was not the fault of Heisman hopeful Trevone Boykin.
Boykin produced over 330 yards of offense against Minnesota, but was clearly rusty at times.
It has long been said that the most improvement in a college football team comes between week 1 and week 2. For TCU, they have some improvement if they want to become the first Big 12 team to compete in the College Football Playoffs