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Gary Patterson extended

Posted on: January 7, 2011 7:51 pm
Edited on: January 7, 2011 8:01 pm
 
TCU coach Gary Patterson's contract has been extended two years through the 2018 season, CBSSports.com has learned.

Coming off an historic Rose Bowl win, Patterson is now believed to be among the 10 highest-paid coaches in the country. By at least the end of the deal, his total compensation could approach $3 million per season according to sources. Because TCU is a private institution it is not obligated to publicly release salary figures.

Patterson was extended two years on Dec. 2, 2009 through the 2016 season. Thirteen months later he know has a total eight-year deal. The extension would seem to indicate that Patterson is not a candidate for the Michigan job.  
Category: NCAAF
Tags: Rose Bowl, TCU
 
Comments

Since: Nov 2, 2010
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Gary Patterson extended

Being from Alabama, I was very pleased to see TCU beat Wisconsin! Patterson is a great coach with an explosive defense. To think TCU is the best in the state of Texas is not surprising. I'm just happy Texas A&M didn't come into our conference. By the way A&M, great showing vs LSU. TCU, please work on you team video. 



Since: Sep 7, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Gary Patterson extended

Great job to the TCU athletic department. Consistency is the key to long-term success! Go Frogs!




Since: Sep 16, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2011 1:41 pm
 

Gary Patterson extended

Here is your problem H8.  TCU in a BCS conference with Gary Patterson will consistently pull down the #2 recruiting class in the state of Texas every year.  #3 if you want to count Oklahoma.  That will equal domination in the Big East for pretty much ever.  The problem with TCU is that their success is very much tied to having the best coach in America.  If Patterson ever leaves(which he has to some day), I wonder if  TCU can keep it up.



Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 12:29 pm
 

Gary Patterson extended

VikesWin, you raise some very good points.  I guess you can say I've hit my point of complete irritation with TCU fans (and media) talking about TCU stringing together a decade of wins against weaker talent, which puts them on the map as a "national power".  Several of you haven’t followed the thread and/or have taken my comments out of context (VikesWin is the only one remotely on target).  In fact, the dude talking about SEC football, wft?  Is it random comment day at your house?

As my last post on this subject, I'll add to your comments:

"But a dose of reality. TCU is ranked by the respected US News and World Report in 2011, #99 in the country of more than 2400 colleges. That's ahead of Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, South Carolina, LSU, Ole Miss, etc. It's not Harvard or Stanford but let's not confuse BCS schools as being automatically highly-regarded from an academic standpoint - especially those in the SEC"

Excellent comment, but you missed the point.  I agree that academic rankings don't necessarily = football success, but the point I was trying to make (but apparently failed in doing) is that TCU doesn't have the ongoing attraction as an institution to be consistently successful in the Big East.  Heck, by your standards of using US News and World Report, SMU is FAR better than TCU as a school (#50 +/- vs. #99) so all students considering TCU should go to SMU (if they can get in of course).  Heck, SMU's predominately Freshman/Sophomore team was leading TCU's predominately Senior/Junior team through the 3rd quarter this past year. 


"I hate Texas, so I can't argue with the Ft. Worth thing, but I will say, it's a far more interesting and enjoyable city than Dallas."

Sorry you hate Texas, but the Dallas side of the Metroplex is better. 


"Funniest thing you read all week? Who wrote your post? Since Dennis Franchione took over a struggling team, TCU is 123-38. They have been ranked in the top 25 of the AP and Coaches poll at the end of 8 of the last 11 seasons. That is significant success (and a lot of media attention) for more than half the life of a kid graduating from high school this year and deciding where he will play football. I would say that for most of those kids, especially the ones they target, that is a greater legacy than Michigan or Notre Dame have. As a fan of the history of the game, I would obviously disagree, but from the perspective of these kids, 11 years is a long time. "


Again, good comment, but you missed the point.  They have had a decade of success against largely weaker competition (which they do deserve some credit for SEC/Big 10 fans).  The funny part was suggesting that they'll continue that same success in the Big East.  You're likely looking at an 8-5 team next year (at best). 


"I wouldn't expect you to agree. In fact, I'd imagine anyone who creates a profile based only on the "H8" they have for another team is probably either to angry, narrow, or just plain stupid to listen to look at anything objectively."


In some ways I do agree (I just think you misunderstood my comments).  Hey, look.  Kentucky deserves "haters", so say what you want about the ID, but it's appropriate. 





Since: Nov 9, 2008
Posted on: January 8, 2011 11:09 am
 

Gary Patterson extended

Fantastic move for TCU and Gary Patterson certainly deserves every dime TCU has been paid his thus far and in the future. If he never wins another game (and he will win plenty!) he has put TCU front and center as a perceived national football power and whether you think they are or are not... no longer matters after the Rose Bowl. I just wish they were in the Big 12. 



Since: Jan 5, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 10:42 am
 

Gary Patterson extended

Kentucky

You are putting down TCU? Your team sucks as bad as the Gophers who are you to put down anyone. You say they didn't beat anyone did you watch the upsets this year? Did you watch TCU beat the Badgers? Go back to the moonshine with your brother Darrell and your other brother Darrell



Since: Sep 17, 2006
Posted on: January 8, 2011 9:54 am
 

Gary Patterson extended

"Rather, it was a dose of reality for all of you gay purple TCU bandwagon idiots.  The facts remain that TCU is a below average academic school in crappy Fort Worth that beat up on weak schools to build a record. "
Wow. Going the "gay" route on the whole purple thing is so funny and original. I wonder if it will catch on? I mean, while it is true that calling something "gay" as an insult is usually the last juvenile defense of the perpetually ignorant, I think you may have stepped outside the stereotype of the terminally stupid redneck to come up with something new.

But a dose of reality. TCU is ranked by the respected US News and World Report in 2011, #99 in the country of more than 2400 colleges. That's ahead of Arizona, Oklahoma, Oregon, Arkansas, Tennessee, Kansas, South Carolina, LSU, Ole Miss, etc. It's not Harvard or Stanford but let's not confuse BCS schools as being automatically highly-regarded from an academic standpoint - especially those in the SEC.

I hate Texas, so I can't argue with the Ft. Worth thing, but I will say, it's a far more interesting and enjoyable city than Dallas.

"to say they're going to have any kind of consistent success (let alone "win national championships") is the funniest and dumbest thing I've heard all week."

Funniest thing you read all week? Who wrote your post? Since Dennis Franchione took over a struggling team, TCU is 123-38. They have been ranked in the top 25 of the AP and Coaches poll at the end of 8 of the last 11 seasons. That is significant success (and a lot of media attention) for more than half the life of a kid graduating from high school this year and deciding where he will play football. I would say that for most of those kids , especially the ones they target, that is a greater legacy than Michigan or Notre Dame have. As a fan of the history of the game, I would obviously disagree, but from the perspective of these kids, 11 years is a long time. 

I wouldn't expect you to agree. In fact, I'd imagine anyone who creates a profile based only on the "H8" they have for another team is probably either to angry, narrow, or just plain stupid to listen to look at anything objectively.



Since: Nov 27, 2007
Posted on: January 8, 2011 9:28 am
 

Gary Patterson extended

When you read the thread of comments regarding nothing more important than a college football team or game, and see how quickly the writers degenerate to calling each other names or questioning their parent's bloodlines, you get a really good idea about thevalue of their opinions and the intelligence (or lack thereof) of the writers.  The agree to debate without arguing, and to disagree without becoming disagreeable, is the mark of a mature adult mind.  To attack those with different opinions is the mark of a child.  My advice to all who read these pages, regardless of the topic, is to immediately stop reading when the writer stops giving his opinion of the subject at hand, and begins to attack those who disagree with him.

Concerning the debate over TCU vs Wisconsin, it bears note that TCU has an enrollment of slightly less than 9,000, of which 57% are women.  Wisconsin - Madison has an enrollment of almost 30,000.  Both schools are highly rated academically.  TCU has made the best move available to it in jumping to the Big East.  It was not their fault that the old Southwest Conference disintegrated and they were left to find the best conference they could.  Strength of schedule this past year was almost equal if you use the figures compiled prior to the Big Ten's woeful showing in the bowls.  All things considered, the kids from the two schools gave us the best bowl game of the season so far and did it with class.  It's a shame that some of their supporters cannot do the same.

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Since: Jan 7, 2011
Posted on: January 8, 2011 9:06 am
 

Gary Patterson extended

While you would have to admit that the Big 10 was down this year, it's certainly WAY better than the MWC.  Regardless, my post wasn't intended to be a supportive one for Wisconsin and the Big 10.  Rather, it was a dose of reality for all of you gay purple TCU bandwagon idiots.  The facts remain that TCU is a below average academic school in crappy Fort Worth that beat up on weak schools to build a record.  While you have to (and should) give them credit for making the leap to a BCS conference, to say they're going to have any kind of consistent success (let alone "win national championships") is the funniest and dumbest thing I've heard all week.  I don't mean to rain on TCU's 15 minutes of fame...




Since: Nov 18, 2009
Posted on: January 8, 2011 6:14 am
 

Gary Patterson extended

TCU should have no problem winning the Big East..Of all the teams I watched in bowls TCU looked like they could play with any of them..The defensive game plan against Wisconsin was excellent..Very athletic and smart players.But it will be harder to stay healthy injury free in the East


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