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TCU coach rips analyst for ‘roster of rejects’ remark

Gary Patterson

TCU had a chance to make a huge statement on Saturday with a tough game against a possible College Football Playoff team in Ohio State, but they came up short. As you might expect, TCU head coach Gary Patterson doesn’t see that as any reason to call his players “rejects.”

In a piece he wrote in advance of TCU’s game against Texas this weekend, Barton Simmons of CBS Sports referred to the Horned Frogs as a “roster of rejects.” He meant it in a complimentary way, noting that Patterson takes the players “the blue bloods don’t have time to consider” and turns them into a contending team every year. Still, Patterson did not appreciate the description.

Patterson has gotten defensive in the past when it comes to his players and conference, so it’s not really surprising that he took offense to the term Simmons used. Plus, it undermines Patterson’s ability to be able to recruit top talent to a school he has had a lot of success with.

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