Gary Patterson statue set to be unveiled on Saturday

TCU will unveil a statue honoring current coach Gary Patterson as part of weekend spring festivities. Jesse Johnson/USA TODAY Sports

A statue of TCU coach Gary Patterson is set to be unveiled this weekend alongside statues for Davey O'Brien and Dutch Meyer, reports Carlos Mendez of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram.

"I'm humbled that somebody would want to do it, the university would want to do it," Patterson told Mendez. "But we've got football games to win."

The unveiling of the statues will cap off a busy week for TCU with the Horned Frogs pro day on Thursday and spring game scheduled for Friday.

On the field, Patterson praised transfer receiver John Diarse for his strong spring after graduating from LSU and deciding to finish his career at TCU.

"Unbelievably mature," Patterson said, while noting Diarse will play a special teams role.

Diarse provides a quality veteran option at receiver as TCU tries to replace Josh Doctson. The Horned Frogs have several talented-yet-unproven receivers on the roster so having a player who spent three seasons in the SEC should help. However, Diarse will have to improve his 51.9 reception percentage (54 targets for 28 receptions and 412 yards in 19 games at LSU) if he hopes to be a legit difference-maker in TCU's offense.