Players, coach cut loose on Gary Patterson Radio Show

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    The TCU football players and head coach have a personal side to them besides their game day personas, and their true personalities are shown at the weekly Gary Patterson Radio Show, the host of the show said.

    Host Brian Estridge and head football coach Gary Patterson hold a weekly radio show live on Thursdays from Railhead Smokehouse in Fort Worth. The show features interviews from Patterson and a different football player each week, Estridge said.

    Through the interviews, Estridge tries to show the listeners the real-life aspects of these men instead of their well-known football sides. Estridge said he would like the audience to learn something new each week. The audience members have also gotten a first-hand look at Patterson’s genuine personality.

    “What you see is what you get, but everything is genuine when it relates to Gary,” Estridge said.

    He said that on the show, Patterson also has displayed his heart for the players he has coached.

    “Every decision he makes, everything that he does is about his players and for their betterment,” Estridge said.

    When it comes to interviews with players, Estridge asks questions on topics of hobbies and free time, he said. As a result, he found out that senior safety Tejay Johnson studied sign language and senior wide receiver Bart Johnson loves to go bass fishing.

    Estridge said he wants to get to know who the players are as people thinks the audience would rather hear that than a question about a defensive route.

    Although Estridge said he doesn’t want the show to be filled with football jargon, but being a football radio show makes it hard to avoid all things about the game.

    “Gary tends to get X’s and O’s because that’s his default,” Estridge said. “I work hard at trying to pull him back every once and a while.”

    Rudy Pulido Sr., a frequent attendant of the show, said he enjoys hearing what Patterson has to say because it gives him a leg up when talking to others about the team.

    “I can almost be an authority,” Pulido said.

    Thursday nights at Railhead Smokehouse are filled with purple-clad fans who enjoy food, fellowship and football. Pulido said that Patterson has the tendency to pack the house.

    First-time attendant Clarke Barcus said that friends were the reason he came to the show but that it was a fun environment.

    Senior geology major Taylor Moore said he tries to make it out to the show a couple times a month with friends to be around Patterson.

    Pulido said he has enjoyed his Thursday night tradition but has one complaint. The size of the crowd Patterson has drawn has created a loud room and which makes the broadcast difficult for Pulido to hear, he said.

    “As a senior citizen, I almost want to get that sign that says “Quiet Please!'” Pulido said.

    The next Gary Patterson Radio Show is scheduled for tonight at 6 p.m.