Gary Patterson says remarks weren't intended to slight Les Miles


Turns out TCU head coach Gary Patterson didn't say what everyone thinks he said about the reinstatement of LSU running back Jeremy Hill.

Patterson sent a full transcript of his remarks to Tigers head coach Les Miles to quell any uproar about the perceived criticism, the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reported.

"I know what I said. I didn't mention Jeremy Hill. I didn't mention Les Miles," Patterson said Thursday. "It was more about (TCU defensive end) Devonte Fields. If they want to make something up so they can get all fired up ... I can get the same thing when I go home. Everyone can stand in line."

A Freshman All-American last season, Fields will miss the Horned Frogs' first two games, including the highly anticipated season-opener against LSU at AT&T Stadium, as he serves a suspension for an unspecified violation of team rules.

Hill had been indefinitely suspended from the LSU football program following his arrest in April after punching a man outside a Baton Rouge bar, but was recently reinstated through a vote of teammates, a decision that Miles was roundly criticized for. Hill pleaded guilty to a misdemeanor battery charge last month while already on probation, but will not serve any jail time. Miles has said a suspension for Hill is still possible.

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