The ill will between the TCU Horned Frogs and Baylor Bears has been present for over a century, but ramped up last year when then-Baylor safety Ahmad Dixon was seen laughing after being ejected from the Bears' 41-38 defeat of the Frogs for targeting a receiver.
After that game, TCU head coach Gary Patterson and Baylor head coach Art Briles had an extremely tense exchange. Patterson would offer up this nugget afterwards: “The bottom line is, we’re not going to do that. Gary Patterson lives in Fort Worth. If he’s got a problem with me, here’s where I live,” Patterson said.
Reportedly, after Baylor's 61-58 victory over TCU on Saturday, those words almost came back to haunt Patterson.
Here's NBC College Football Talk's Zach Barnett with the scoop:
As first reported by the Fort Worth Star-Telegram, Patterson said he “felt threatened” by an unnamed Baylor player, and that the player had to be restrained by defensive coordinator Phil Bennett.
Patterson then used the attention-gathering tactic of bringing something up and then refusing to explain it, most commonly seen on Facebook walls of teenaged girls. “I’m not going into all that. It was disappointing. Coach Bennett was the one who broke it up. You can ask him,” Patterson said of the incident. He said the player’s remarks were related to his rant following last year’s game.
After he was reached by ESPN's Travis Haney, Bennett indicated that the player "mouthed off," but didn't present a legitimate concern for Patterson.
“[There was] never a threat,” Bennett said. “I jumped on him and got him out of there.”
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