TCU’s “biggest concern” will be replacing kicker Jaden Oberkrom and punter Ethan Perry, as well as developing an offensive line that’s looking to replace four starters, Patterson said earlier this month at the team’s Reporting Day Media Lunch.

Patterson, who signed a contract extension to 2022, is marking his 16th year leading the Frogs. He was upbeat about the players for the upcoming season.

“Two years ago, we were statistically the best defense in the Big 12, we only gave up 17 touchdown passes, but by our standards because we were small,” Patterson said. “I think this year we’re a little bigger and we’ll be better at that, and so it’s how you keep people out of the red zone and then out of the end zone.”

Patterson said returning players are contributing to his positive outlook on the team.

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