Popular coaching candidate doesn’t rule himself out of leaving his current job Wesley Hitt/Getty Images
FAYETTEVILLE, AR - SEPTEMBER 9: Head Coach Gary Patterson of the TCU Horned Frogs yells to his team during a game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium on September 9, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas. The Horn Frogs defeated the Razorbacks 28-7. (Photo by Wesley Hitt/Getty Images)

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.

(H/T TheSpun)

Andrew has been a sports writer since 2010, featured on Bleacher Report, 247Sports, Fansided and elsewhere. His work has also been seen on MSN, Forbes and in the LA Times. Andrew coached high school football for five years and writes about football, and just about anything, for Fanbuzz.
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