TCU offensive staff will stick with new setup vs. Texas

TCU offensive staff will stick with new setup vs. Texas

TCU co-OC Rusty Burns will be in the box as lead play caller Saturday vs. Texas.

TCU co-OC Rusty Burns will be in the box as lead play caller Saturday vs. Texas.

TCU co-offensive coordinator Rusty Burns moved to the box and assumed the lead play-calling role in the second half of last week’s game against Oklahoma State with fellow co-OC Jarrett Anderson moving down to the field.

The change seemed to pay off, and the Horned Frogs moved the ball much better in the second half, gaining 263 yards and 14 first downs compared with 63 yards and three first downs in the first half.

TCU head coach Gary Patterson says the staff will stick with that new setup Saturday against Texas.

“The calls will still be from coach Anderson and coach Burns, but [Burns] will be the lead caller,” Patterson told the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. “We felt like it would be a great chance for coach Anderson down [on the field] as far as our communication and dealing with things on the sidelines. But they’ll be the same as they’ve always been.”

The 3-4 Horned Frogs rank seventh in the Big 12 scoring 25.3 points per game and have averaged just 16 points per game in their four losses.

Asked if the move was made to get Anderson on the field or to turn the play-calling over to Burns, Patterson said the answer was simple.

“It was just about winning. Trying to find a way to win,” he said. “Whatever it was that made a difference, that’s what we’re trying to get accomplished.”

Photo credit: Paul Moseley, Fort Worth Star-Telegram

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