The truth is ....he is overrated? TCU stepped up in level of competition and lost about the same (4 this yr vs 5 over the last 4 yrs) number of games this year in the Big12 as he did in the last 4 years in that weak sauce conference they were in before.
If he thought the change from the MWC to the Big12 was difficult.......
Let's take a look as to what exactly TCU has had to put on the field this year.
QB - Freshman Trevoyne Boykin. Good talent, but not there yet as a passer.
RB - True Freshman B.J. Catalon. The 3 headed monster from the past 2 years, Waymon James/Matthew Tucker/Ed Wesley, either injured or left for the NFL supplemental draft.
WR - Only position of experience, but only 2 upperclassmen and the rest are sophomores.
OL - Two true freshman start. Senior center, and a senior that rotates in at guard, but has had too many injuries to be useful.
DL - 2 true freshman and 2 sophomores for the most part. Junior stud Stansly Maponga has been hurt in and out this year. No seniors on this unit.
LB - TCU's weakest position. Walk on running back who came in at 190 pounds Joel Hasley was converted to middle linebacker for the year after being decimated at this position due to grades and the drug bust. Sophomore Marcus Mallet and senior Kenny Cain have rotated at the other linebacker.
S - A junior, a sophomore and true freshman.
C - 2 sophomores.
K/P - Both true freshman
1 senior starter on both sides of the ball for Patterson and 70% freshman starters overall and yet he has managed to win 7 games. I'd say this is his best coaching job yet.
As opposed to the 2010 Rose Bowl team, where 19 of the 22 starters were seniors and 7 of them are currently on NFL rosters.
Long story short: You know nothing about TCU football