Some TCU players were not interested in shaking hands after Saturday night’s 38-20 loss to Oklahoma, coach Gary Patterson said.
He said he made them.
“You don’t judge people by how you win, you judge people by how you lose,” Patterson said. “You get back out, you shake hands. That’s the way life is. That’s what we do at TCU.”
Patterson said he, too, was mad after the game. He called it “pretty emotional on both sides.”
TCU defensive end Mat Boesen was ejected for kicking, apparently after trying to get up from between two Oklahoma players. On the first play of the game, TCU receiver John Diarse was called for a personal foul. The Horned Frogs also lost running back Darius Anderson to an injury, and skirmishes flared a handful of times after the whistle in the first half, when Oklahoma took a 38-14 lead.
“A lot of different things, without going into any of that,” Patterson said. “I was mad. We had five or six guys running off the field. They weren’t going to shake hands. I went and got them.”
Patterson said it’s a big-picture lesson for his team.
“We don’t teach about a ballgame, we teach about the rest of your life,” he said. “And the rest of your life is you handle adversity and you handle when things aren’t going well. And so we all shook hands.”
TCU next game
At Texas Tech, 11 a.m. Saturday, FS1