Nobody is wrong. (Kent) came back to us last year, eventually, and we didn’t want that to happen again. That is why everyone focused on this. But (Leibold) sent me a message a few hours after the match and I apologize. I told him, “That’s fine, coach, I’m in Ohio. I’m not really stumbling around on this. This is going to be a really big game. Let’s turn the page and get back to work.”
TBN: I wore number 41, in honor of Solomon Jackson, a former UB player who passed away in 2016, and I said after the match that the number 41 jersey had “superpowers” – you can’t wear it next week, but you did Do you ever hear from Solomon Jackson’s family after the match?
Patterson: This shirt has superpowers. Coach Leibold said today that the family wants to contact me and maybe I will hear from them soon. At first, I was kind of nervous about wearing the shirt because it’s definitely an honor of mine. I was like, ‘I’m gonna wear it and want to represent this number well.’ I hope I did. I hope I am proud of that family.
TBN: How do you continue your momentum as the season continues? Nobody requires you to score eight touchdown points and 400 yards per game, but how do you keep producing?
Patterson: He kept getting better in practice and kept watching the movie, with myself and my attack line. This always helps. Indeed, how will I deal with success? Our coaches preach that every week we have to take one step forward, to the next level.