Blake, Ortiz fuel Horned Frogs' defense

Gary Patterson and TCU hope the momentum from last season carries over as the veteran team enters 2007 with uncompromising expectations.

Updated: March 23, 2007, 5:01 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com

Gary Patterson doesn't stiff-arm change, though you wouldn't blame him if he did.

With spring practice under way, Patterson, the seventh-year TCU coach, is formulating a motto for 2007. Despite an abundance of catchy lyrics in his iPod, which as of December contained 9,200 songs, Patterson has yet to find a phrase that best suits his team.

"Ever year," he maintains, "the motto's different. You lose a couple players. A lot of things change."

Given the way TCU finished ...

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