TCU moves on from playoff snub

BY foxsports • December 7, 2014

TCU head coach Gary Patterson said all the right things Sunday as the Frogs tried to move on from the disappointment of getting left out of the College Football Playoffs picture.

Patterson, whose team will now play Mississippi Dec. 31 in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl in Atlanta, took the high road just hours after the Frogs dropped from No. 3 in the rankings Tuesday to No. 6 when the final results were released.

Patterson doesn't think the Frogs (11-1) have another option if they want to beat No. 9 Ole Miss (9-3) in on one of Big Six bowls.

"I don't think it can linger at all," Patterson said in the Peach Bowl teleconference. "Ole Miss was ranked as high as third in the national standings. For us we know we're playing a very good football team. If we want to prove we were a team that should have been in the playoffs and do all that, the Peach Bowl playing Ole Miss is exactly the game we should be in."

Patterson said he didn't talk to his team much about the disappointment of not getting a playoff spot. He said his team has to move on and focus on the Rebels.

Patterson also said it's too early for him to pass judgment on the CFP selection process.

"I'm one of those guys that waits," he said. "I think you've got to give this process a couple of years. Once I get done recruiting and staying up all night seeing how we can slow down Ole Miss and how we can move the ball and score some points then I'll take some time to look at it. Right now it's all about recruiting and Ole Miss and moving forward and get a chance to possibly be 12-1. Like I've said all along there are a lot of great people on that group (CFP selection committee) that have coached a lot of football and have a lot of knowledge. When we all decide on a process we've got to support that process until we get it a couple of years to see how it all works out."

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