Thursday, November 6, 2008

How a game is like a test in college

Coach Gary Patterson's TCU Horned Frogs have won nine of their 10 games this season, including an upset of ninth-ranked BYU last month.

The only loss came against Oklahoma, which is at No. 6 in the BCS standings.

According to this article, "Patterson’s genius this season was that he got his players to go along, to echo the one-game-at-a-time mantra."

"The thing you’ve got to do when you go into a ballgame, you’ve got to go in prepared," he said. "It’s just like a test. If you walked into a test in college and you’re prepared for it, you’re at ease because you don’t feel like there’s anything that they’re going to give you that’s going to surprise you. That’s what we have to do, and then you let everything else fall."