Texas Christian co-offensive coordinators Doug Meachem and Sonny Cumbie could have left the program for other jobs this offseason, but opted to remain with the Horned Frogs because of their relationship with head coach Gary Patterson. Speaking to Carlos Mendez of the Forth Worth Star-Telegram, both men further elaborated on why they decided to stay.
“I’ve been in it long enough to know what a good thing is,” Meacham said. “Our boss is probably the best head coach in the country. The facilities are off the charts. The athletic director, Chris Del Conte, is progressive. And Fort Worth? I love it here. My wife loves it here, my kids love it here – in our business, you find all those combinations, it means a lot.”
“Winning is fun,” he [Cumbie] said. “And being part of a program in the Big 12, TCU, where the people have been phenomenal – great to my family – everyone, whether it’s alumni or the people who work at TCU.”
Both Meachem and Cumbie arrived at TCU last year and started running what has become known as “Air Raid Offense,” or a very pass-heavy game that relies on multiple wide receivers as well as a running back who can catch passes on top of running the ball. This approach kept TCU out of the College Football Playoff, likely because the Big 12 has no championship game and thus the Horned Frogs shared the conference title with Baylor, but the team still tied with East Carolina for sixth in the nation in total offense and ranked seventh in passing offense.
Thus, with most key players returning and TCU once again in a great position to make a run at the Big 12 championship, particularly since rival Baylor lost star quarterback Bryce Petty to the NFL, there really wasn’t much reason for Meachem and Cumbie to leave the program when their work is really only just beginning. Hopefully, getting snubbed last year will motivate the team to earn a spot in the College Football Playoff and, potentially win a national title.
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