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09/15/2012

Former TCU football coach hoping to add Frogs to his schedule

340514-largeLAWRENCE, Kansas - The name "Pat Sullivan" does not exactly conjure up a lot of great memories for TCU football fans, but the former Horned Frogs head football coach is hoping to return to Fort Worth in 2013 as an opponent.

According to a source, the now head coach at Samford University has asked TCU to add the Bulldogs as an opponent for the 2013 season. It would be a one-game contract for a minimal amount of "guarantee" money. Samford is in the Southern League in the FCS division.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson right now is said to be considering the idea.

The game would serve as a reunion for Sullivan's last season at TCU - 1997, when the Frogs finished 1-10. The only win was the season finale at home against SMU.

Sullivan coached TCU from 1992 to '97. His best season was in 1994 when TCU finished 7-5 and went to the Independence Bowl. He resigned during the '97 season. 

Sullivan has been at Samford since December of 2006.

TCU should put Sullivan and Samford on the schedule. Give him the reunion that would allow the likes of Shawn Worthen, LaDainian Tomlinson, Basil Mitchell, Max Knake and so many others who played for him at TCU to get together and watch their old coach play their team.

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