If anything, TCU Horned Frogs head football coach Gary Patterson is an honest man.
He’s been a popular name among fans who would like to see their current head coaches shown the door — mainly at Tennessee and Auburn — and that’s something that he addressed recently when asked by the media about the potential of him coaching somewhere other than Fort Worth, Texas.
Max Olson of The Athletic passed on quotes from Patterson, who certainly didn’t shut the door on him leaving TCU and strapping on his headset for some other college football team.
“I’ve never said never. I never liked the guys who said ‘This is my home, this is my last job’ and then they left. But look at my actions.”
To be fair, when Patterson says to look at his actions he has plenty of evidence to back up the fact that he’s a TCU guy through-and-through. He’s been the head coach of the Horned Frogs since 2000, amassing an incredible 156-54 overall record. Throw in his two-year stint as defensive coordinator from 1998-2000 and he’s been around with the program for nearly 20 seasons.
Patterson also claimed that he’s been hearing about the potential of him leaving TCU for 15 years, so when push comes to shove, why would this time around be different?
With potential big-time gigs likely opening up this offseason Patterson may have some interesting options, but as he said himself, look at his actions.
He (likely) isn’t going anywhere.