TCU Head Coach Quotes
Oct. 10, 2011
Gary Patterson - TCU Football Head Coach
On what TCU brings to the Big 12: "We feel like we have some elements here that no other university in the Big 12 has. We are going to be the only team in Big 12 history to be the Metroplex's team."
On how the move will change recruiting: "If you look at what kids think, the only thing that has ever been held against us as a program was not being part of the Big 12. Now with all of the changes we have made with our facilities and the way that we have been able to play, it should help. There is no doubt that on a day-to-day basis, it is a tough conference. There are some very good football coaches and players in this league. We have recruited a lot of those players and they have said that we would love to come to TCU, but you aren't part of the Big 12. Well now, here we are."
On the road ahead for TCU: "It isn't going to get any easier, but we will do it like we have always done it at this university. We will never back down. We understand it is going to be quite a challenge and that everything in front of us is going to be tougher. That is what we always wanted. Since I got here 14 years ago, this place has always been a challenge. Getting to the Rose Bowl was a challenge. Winning the Rose Bowl was a challenge. There have been a lot of people that have told us that we couldn't do a lot of different things. We have to take it one step at a time."
Jim Schlossnagle -- TCU Baseball Head Coach
Jim Christian - TCU Men's Basketball Head Coach
On how the move will change the game-day atmosphere at Daniel-Meyer Coliseum: "I think we will have different issues now. With the Mountain West, it was all about getting people into the arena, because they weren't familiar with the teams. Now, it will be more about keeping them in the arena with in-game entertainment and in-game excitement. It is a totally different ball game. We shouldn't have to worry about people coming, because of the close proximity of the schools and the natural rivalries that have been formed forever. I think it can be real special."
Jeff Mittie -- TCU Women's Basketball Head Coach