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Patterson uses AP poll as motivation

Updated: December 7, 2009, 6:13 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

FORT WORTH, Texas -- TCU coach Gary Patterson had a simple message for his team after Texas squeaked into the national title game: "You can still win the AP."

Since the Associated Press poll is no longer a part of the BCS, it can name a separate national champion. The precedent is there. The AP crowned USC No. 1 in 2003 even though LSU won the BCS national championship.

"That's what I told them," Patterson said. "I said our whole deal is we're going to have to show the nation ...

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