Mustangs head coach Sonny Dykes and receivers coach David Gru spent 2017 at TCU as offensive analysts. SMU safeties coach Trey Haverty spent five years at TCU, most recently 2012 as receivers coach.
They know Patterson, and Patterson knows them.
“They watched me all night last year,” Patterson said, recalling 2018’s rain-soaked 42-12 victory. “You have four or five guys that have been inside our walls. But you still have to play the game, and that’s the way it is. As soon as you start worrying about that kind of stuff, you have problems.”