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Coaches concoct similar formulas

TCU's Gary Patterson, SMU's June Jones groom QBs to be foundations for success

Updated: September 24, 2010, 1:10 PM ET
By Jeff Caplan | ESPNDallas.com

The recurring question surrounding the rising SMU Mustangs is whether June Jones can pull a Gary Patterson and take this thing to the house.

In other words, build the Ponies into the next great BCS buster.

"We're trying to copy them," Jones said. "That's what we're trying to do."

In reality, it was Gary Patterson at TCU who pulled a June Jones. The third-year Mustangs coach has already done this once, flipping a hapless Hawaii program that went winless in 1998 into a BCS buster ...

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