TCU coach Gary Patterson didn't censor himself after Saturday's 52-46 loss to Oklahoma, expressing clear frustration with the officiating and airing out some dirty laundry in the process.
Patterson, in a comment that will likely cost him in fines from the Big 12 Conference, referenced Oklahoma quarterback Baker Mayfield when pressed about the officiating in a news conference.
He said: "Amazing. We can’t say anything but they can say whatever they want to. I don’t really care right now if the commissioner, if they don’t like what I think about the officials. Talk about sportsmanship in this game. I have a quarterback who writes a whole article about me, how I treated him. But I can't say anything about officials. Bottom line, I wasn't happy with the officiating."
Mayfield's parents were critical of how Patterson treated their son in an article with ESPN The Magazine this fall.
On Saturday, Patterson specifically didn't like an intentional grounding call against TCU QB Kenny Hill on the last drive. The referees decided it was unwarranted originally before reversing the call after Bob Stoops had a tantrum. Patterson said of his heated conversation with the official: “In his estimation (Hill) didn’t have anybody to throw it to. In my estimation, he got hit. I don’t know how he could tell he couldn’t throw it to him.”
Patterson was also mad about Oklahoma not getting flagged for any holding calls, including a blatant no-call on Sooners' tailback Joe Mixon in the first half.