TCU Coach Gary Patterson, whose Horned Frogs will serve as the opponent in Arkansas’ oncampus opener Sept. 9, is happy with the offensive staff he’s assembled.
Patterson hired former Louisiana Tech and Cal coach Sonny Dykes as his offensive analyst to help co-coordinators Sonny Cumbie, who coaches quarterbacks, and Curtis Luper, who handles running backs. The other offensive staff members are inside receivers coach Jarrett Anderson, outside receivers coach Rusty Burns and offensive line coach Chris Thomsen.
“I’ve never had as much experience in my offensive room anywhere in my 35 years,” Patterson said. “Everybody in the room is a coordinator on offense. Everyone has been a coordinator or a head coach.”
A defensive specialist, Patterson said the offensive staff has a framework in which to operate, and he doesn’t micro-manage.
“They don’t need my help in there,” he said. “I’ve given them some guidelines. I don’t care what it looks like as long as it scores points, moves the ball and doesn’t turn the ball over. I’m pretty simple when it comes to that.”