Fiesta Bowl: TCU pep rally

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. -- It was obvious that TCU coach Gary Patterson was pleased to see about 3,000 Frog fans at a pep rally Sunday afternoon.

Patterson addressed the crowd shortly after the band and cheerleaders entered and sounded hoarse as he talked.

"I want to thank everyone for supporting us all season and coming out here," Patterson said. "We came here to win. We need all the help we can get from you."

Patterson said before going on 103.3 FM ESPN that he was excited about TCU's opportunity on a big stage in Monday's Fiesta Bowl and that he felt his team was ready.

"They've worked hard, and now all we can do is get on the field on play," Patterson said. "I hope we do Fort Worth proud."