TCU Still Not Getting Respect

It seems like no matter whom TCU beats or how many wins they wrack up (40 in four-years), the Horned Frogs never get the respect they deserve. Read why Coach Patterson has been recently frustrated with the Coaches Poll and who he would like to possibly see in a bowl match-up.

It seems like no matter whom TCU beats or how many wins they wrack up (40 in four-years), the Horned Frogs never get the respect they deserve. When the USA Today Coaches Poll came out earlier in the week, #17 TCU found themselves behind #14 BYU. This was significant because TCU destroyed the Cougars four weeks ago on national television by 25 points. While TCU did have one more loss than BYU, their two blemishes came against #5 Oklahoma and #7 Utah.

After tonight's blowout victory against Air Force, TCU Coach Gary Patterson expressed his disappointment in the lack of respect for TCU.

"I was a little mystified that BYU jump ahead of us in the coaches poll. I don't understand it. I stood on the field and it was dominating game. I haven't said that very often," said Coach Gary Patterson. "Mark May said on ESPN the other night that BYU is the best non-BCS team out there. I'm going to tell you right now. He needs to bring all of the them into Fort Worth. We'll play Utah again, we'll play Boise, you just name the team. You just bring them to Fort Worth and we'll see how they like it. We'll play anyone that wants to play."

Earlier today, Utah used a great defensive performance to beat BYU, 48-24. The Cougars now have two losses and will fall back behind TCU in the rankings.

"The thing I have been a little disappointed about is that everyone has forgotten about TCU. I'm going to tell you something right now. We were 59 minutes and 13 seconds better than Utah, and we beat BYU handily," stated Coach Patterson. "If they really want to set it up, they need to put us with somebody ranked, put a Boise State with one of our teams in some bowl game if they want a little publicity and if Boise State doesn't make a BCS game. That is nothing against Chris Peterson and Boise, they have a great football team."

In 2003, TCU played Boise State in the Fort Worth bowl, losing a very close contest 34-31. It sounds like Coach Gary Patterson is ready for a rematch.

"I would love to. I like to play the best. Right here in the Fort Worth Bowl again or in the Humanitarian Bowl. I don't care. We'll go play on the blue.

There is a outside chance that the Frogs could face Boise State in the Poinsettia Bowl on December 23rd. Currently the Broncos are undefeated, but sitting behind Utah for the automatic non-BCS bid. It is unlikely that two teams from non-BCS conferences will both get in.


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