Per TCU AD Chris Del Conte, Patterson will be heading east to do some stumping for his Frogs during their off week:
Kudos to Mark Cohen, our media relations director, for arranging what they call the ESPN "Car Wash" for Gary Patterson on Friday. Coach will travel to Bristol, Conn., for in-studio appearances on a multitude of ESPN shows that include SportsCenter, College Football Live, Mike and Mike, Colin Cowherd, Scott Van Pelt, First Take and SportsNation. Make sure you also catch GameDay on Saturday.
Of course Patterson is going up there to garner support for his team but don't expect him to go full Mack Brown:
"You won't see me beat my chest," Patterson said. "I'll state the case of what TCU has to offer; the culmination of what we've done the last six years. Sometimes that gets lost."
Edit: Included below is a sampling of Patterson's live appearances (all times Central) on the ESPN family of networks Friday:
8:15 a.m. - Mike and Mike (ESPN2 and ESPN Radio)
10:20 a.m. - First Take (ESPN2)
10:45 a.m. - The Herd (ESPNU and ESPN Radio)
2:10 p.m. - SportsCenter (ESPNews)
2:30 p.m. - College Football Live (ESPN)
3:30 p.m. - ESPN.com live chat
Some of Patterson's other interviews will air on SportsNation and radio shows hosted by Scott Van Pelt, Doug Gottlieb and Freddie Coleman. There will also be spots with local ESPN outlets and Web sites.
GameDay is taking place at Wrigley Field as the Chicago Cubs' home will host the Northwestern and Illinois football game. Patterson will appear Saturday on the GameDay set at 9:20 a.m. CST.