The coronavirus pandemic has forced many parts of the country to put in place stay-at-home orders, but for some, including Texas Christian University football coach Gary Patterson, they used the extra time at home in quarantine to revisit an old hobby. In Patterson's case, he spent time writing and recording music. For the 60-year-old football coach, music has always been one of his passions outside of football.
Patterson released his first single, "Take a Step Back," on Friday. The two-minute and 18-second country song was written by the longtime Horned Frogs coach, and even featured a full music video, starring Patterson and featuring plenty of TCU football highlights.
"This song was written back in April during the peak of COVID," Patterson wrote on Twitter. "I wanted to remind people to enjoy the time with their families, get to know their neighbors and be kind to each other through it all."
As far as football goes, the NCAA College Football Oversight Committee is planning to submit a detailed four-phase plan next week for football activities to begin in mid-July. But testing for the coronavirus is still largely a conference-by-conference enterprise as is the possibility of coaches possibly having to wear facemasks on the sideline during games. For TCU, members of the Big 12, football players can return for voluntary workouts and conditioning beginning Monday, June 15.