Arkansas athletic director Jeff Long will serve as chairman of the selection committee for the College Football Playoff, organizers announced Monday. Long will oversee a 13-member committee that selects and seeds the four playoff participants following the 2014 regular season. The first national championship game of the playoff era will be played Jan. 12, 2015 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
AT&T Stadium has modified its security policy by
limiting the size and style of bags allowed into the stadium. The large purse shown here? That won't fly Saturday at TCU's season opener against LSU.
include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers
larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs,
cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases
(binoculars may be worn around the neck), diaper bags, and seat cushions.
For more details on the bag restrictions visit
Stefan Stevenson @FollowtheFrogs
AT&T Stadium has modified its security policy by limiting the size and style of bags allowed into the stadium. Prohibited bags include, but are not limited to, the following: all purses, bags or containers larger than a small clutch bag, coolers, briefcases, backpacks, fanny packs, cinch bags, luggage of any kind, computer bags, camera bags, binocular cases (binoculars may be worn around the neck), diaper bags, and seat cushions.
For more details on the bag restrictions visit www.dallascowboys.com/bags.
TCU coach Gary Patterson is taking the Horned Frogs' quarterback derby down to the last second. The answer to the question -- Who will be TCU's starting quarterback? -- won't come until the Frogs' offense takes the field for the first time against LSU at 8 p.m. Saturday at AT&T Stadium.
The pregame coin toss won't even offer a clue because Patterson said Monday on the Big 12 teleconference that both Casey Pachall and Trevone Boykin would represent the TCU offense as captains. He declined to name a starter Monday but said both will play.
Here's audio of TCU coach Gary Patterson from Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013. The note that ran in Wednesday's Star-Telegram was picked up and rewritten by multiple media outlets.
Many tried to turn it into a feud (by perhaps reading something between the lines that wasn't there) between Patterson and LSU coach Les Miles. Many assumed Patterson was criticizing how Miles handles his players. A link to the entire interview is at the bottom of this post.
Patterson talked to several reporters for over 11 minutes. Almost the entirety of the Q&A was devoted to TCU personnel issues and how certain players are doing through the first week of camp. I've selected the three moments of the interview when Patterson was
asked (by me, and I add that only for clarification purposes) about TCU defensive end Devonte Fields' status and then later whether Patterson had heard about LSU running back Jeremy Hill being reinstated back on the team.
The questions then turned back to TCU depth chart issues and the departure of linebacker Joel Hasley before I asked Patterson if he had heard about Miles allowing his team to vote Hill back on the team.
As the interview wound down, Patterson offered up, unprompted, how much he respects LSU's program and added the "100 point" line that many have misconstrued as a dig. Those of us listening took Patterson in jest, because that's how it sounded.
I know someone is likely to claim that this audio has been edited to clear Patterson, but I promise the only audio cut was stuff specific to TCU players and performance and would bore 99 out of 100 people, even TCU fans. These three clips contain all he said about LSU after practice Aug. 6.
No. 20 TCU opens the season against No. 13 LSU at 8 p.m. Aug. 31 at AT&T Stadium in Arlington.
Here's the full 11:32 audio for anyone who is still looking around the grassy knoll. Back and to the left.