The TCU Horned Frogs and Baylor Bears have built somewhat of a rivalry over the last few years. That mostly is thanks to the two teams being consistently at the top of the Big 12 conference.
Earlier this week, TCU head coach Gary Patterson made some pretty disparaging comments about former Baylor defensive end Sam Ukwuachu, who was arrested and convicted of rape of a Baylor soccer player. Earlier this week, a TCU player was arrested on sexual assault charges and Patterson said that his player’s arrest pales in comparison to Ukwuachu’s.
According to Coaching Search, Patterson spoke out about his comments. He wanted to make sure he was clear about the comments and that he would never try to take a shot at their conference rivals.
“If I was going to take a shot at Baylor, I would’ve done it back when it happened,” Patterson said. “In the newspapers around the Fort Worth area, they were making a (comparison) of the two kids, and I was sticking up for my kid. Why would anybody want to take a shot about that kind of an incident? We have a rivalry, but that doesn’t make any sense. I stood behind my comment because it’s my kid, and he’s a good kid. He may have screwed up. Whatever happens with that happens with that, but I wouldn’t do that.”
That seems like Patterson is doing a good job of covering his own butt in this situation. At least he did come out and try to regain some credibility in the public eye.
The Horned Frogs host the Bears on November 27. That game is going to be something to behold.
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