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It’s not Doug Meacham’s insight into TCU offense that worries Gary Patterson

Former TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham is now the OC at Kansas, which plays at TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday.
Former TCU co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham is now the OC at Kansas, which plays at TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday. mfaulkner@star-telegram.com

Doug Meacham helped TCU revitalize its offense along with Sonny Cumbie three years ago. Together, as co-offensive coordinators hired by Gary Patterson, they implemented an up tempo, spread offense to match much of the rest of the Big 12.

Meacham is now the OC for Kansas, which plays TCU at 7 p.m. Saturday at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

It’s not Meacham’s knowledge of the Horned Frogs’ offense, however, that concerns Patterson.

“He knows a lot about our defense. He’s game-planned against us,” Patterson said.

Patterson is less concerned about Meacham’s insight into TCU’s offense because it’s not all that different from every other spread scheme in the conference and across the country. Slight alterations, audibles at the line of scrimmage and execution of those changes are what’s at stake. In fact, there’s not a coaching staff in the Big 12 that doesn’t know what needs to be done to stop the others’ offense.

For Patterson this week, that means preparing for Meacham’s offense.

“You’ve got to get ready for all the gadgets,” he said. “You can’t worry about all the other stuff and [Meacham’s recent history at TCU].”

At a press conference Tuesday, TCU quarterback Trevone Boykin took questions on the hand co-offensive coordinators Sonny Cumbie and Doug Meacham have had in TCU's recent success. (Video: Travis L. Brown)

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Big 12 standings

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W

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TCU

3

0

6

0

Oklahoma

2

1

5

1

Oklahoma St.

2

1

5

1

Iowa St.

2

1

4

2

West Virginia

2

1

4

2

Texas

2

1

3

3

Texas Tech

1

2

4

2

Kansas St.

1

2

3

3

Kansas

0

3

1

5

Baylor

0

3

0

6

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