Like a paisley tie, solid Big 12 defenses are trendy again


October 13, 2021

Gary Patterson compare efforts by defenses to keep pace with changing offenses to the on-and-off fashion cycle of the paisley tie.

In the nearly four decades that Patterson has been in college football, including two decades as TCU's head coach, he's seen great defenses come and go, especially in a score-happy league like the Big 12.

Over the past 18 months as the coronavirus pandemic forced college teams to change their routines, meet less often in person and more by way of technology, Patterson said he believes Big 12 defenses adapted.

And improved.

"You just look at the numbers and the...

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