This is why I have always admired Gary Patterson:
TCU, even with two losses, came close to earning a berth to its third-straight BCS bowl. But the Horned Frogs are headed to the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl on Dec. 21 in San Diego to face Louisiana Tech, the WAC champion. And coach Gary Patterson said that’s OK.
“It’s only our fault,” Patterson said during a news conference Sunday evening after the final BCS standings were unveiled. “There’s no one to blame but TCU because we had two losses.”
No politicking. No whining. Just a classy acceptance of reality.
Of course, he’s no doubt licking his chops at his improved BCS prospects next year when TCU joins the Big 12. He deserves ’em.