There's no change in the practice schemes according to Coach Gary Patterson as they've done the same for the past fifteen years. The coach did say Sunday's practice from his team was an improvement from Saturday.
"We were better today, yesterday was pulling teeth getting back into the swing of things," Patterson said. "They've got finals this week and they've got to get through all of that and Thursday and Friday we'll get started back up."
On Sunday, Patterson announced that Moore has moved positions for the third time this season when he made it known that the talented freshman is now on the offensive side of the ball.
"He moved to fullback/tailback," he said. "He ran over somebody in middle drill today. We needed another big back to make sure we have enough for the game. We have three weeks to get ready, we have twelve practices. If we do enough he can learn to do something in a game."
"Matthew Tucker has been tweaked with some back spasms and that's another reason we moved him (Moore) over because we've got to get him healthy," Patterson said. "That happened to him when he was a sophomore."
Moore will also run track for TCU starting in January when he scheduled to compete in an indoor meet. Moore is regarded as one of the top amateur hurdlers in the country.
"LEAVE IT ALONE"
That's the message Patterson told media on Sunday regarding the incident between Oklahoma offensive lineman Tyus Thompson and TCU defensive end Stansly Maponga with Thompson punching Maponga while on the ground after the play. Thompson was penalized on the play but not ejected. The Big 12 found no violation and while the decision obviously frustrates Patterson, he declined further comment.
"I've talked to the league office, they need to have an on-site advisor because there were five punches thrown," he said of the incident. "I saw them myself, I was standing right there. It's our job to protect student-athletes."
VERRETT PICKING UP POST-SEASON ACCOLADES
"I told him to keep his nose down and don't let the football gods get him," Patterson said of Verrett. "He doesn't need to think any more than what he's been doing. Just get ready to play; he's been doing that every week and its paid dividends."
FROGS SECOND IN BIG 12 HONORS
TCU placed 16 players on the All-Big 12 teams, second only to Kansas State who had 18 players selected. For a team that many questioned whether or not they would be competitive in their first year in the Big 12, Patterson says it proves that he has a talented team.
"It's all relative, voting is always hard because you don't know why people vote like they vote. I think it shows that we do have some talent and there is some young talent," he said. "We have better offensive talent than what we show on the All-Big 12 teams but that just goes to show that there's a lot of other good players."
FROGS RECOGNIZED FOR GRADUATION RATE
The football programs' graduation rate has been recognized for the fifth straight season by the American Football Coaches Association. All 20 of TCU's seniors this season already have their degree in hand or are scheduled to graduate next week or in May. The Horned Frogs have 10 seniors, including All-Big 12 selections Blaize Foltz and James Fry, playing as graduate students this fall."