Wednesday, August 10, 2011

The Greatest Moments of the Patterson Era

Way back in the early part of the spring, the various contributors to Spit Blood convened to come up with idea for content during the offseason. One of the ideas was a series of posts highlighting the best moments in TCU football history. Being that none of us were around in the '30s and the difficulty in comparing achievements from different time periods, we decided to scale down a bit- finally deciding on featuring the top moments in the Gary Patterson era. That was supposed to happen earlier in the summer but...didn't.

So even though we've procrastinated away the content drought of the offseason and the hustle and bustle of the season is quickly approaching, we will be taking you through the past decade or so of TCU football since Patterson was hired as head coach in December 2000. But be warned: before we get to the highlights, we'll have to feature the lowlights too. So watch for these posts in the coming days and weeks and be sure to share you experiences and memories from the games mentioned.

5 comments:

VikingFrog said...

I hope seeing me at Michael's that one time was one of Patterson's greatest moments in the last decade.

FrogHorn07 said...

Lowlight: 2004 loss to Tulane, with all of maybe 10,000 fans to watch the Thanksgiving weekend game, I had a front row seat to watch the Frogs choke away the game and bowl eligibility in the last 4 minutes of the season.

Tanner said...

I had text updates on my flip phone for that Tulane game. I was in NM at the time. I saw the ending, flipped it closed in total disgust, didn't look at it again the whole week. Terrible. What a disappointing season.

Sir Wesley Willis said...

in going back through the 2004 season for the BE hate post it was seriously kind of hard to believe it ever happened

Hornedfrog1982 said...

That year we had no corners who could cover. We could not stop a new born kitten. Back in those days and even today the key is we must have good corners we can put on an island and allow the safeties and LB to disrupt.

That was the last bad defense we have had. I also think GP in interviews talking about changing his philosophy after that year and growing up a little bit. It also helped to get Priest and Sanders that also fixed the problem.