Patterson Receives High Ranking From Sporting News

Gary Patterson is tied with Dutch Meyer as TCU's all-time winningest coach.

Jan. 8, 2012

FORT WORTH, Texas -- Sporting News has ranked TCU's Gary Patterson as the nation's third-best football coach.

Patterson's .784 (109-30) winning percentage over 11 seasons places fourth among active coaches. His 109 victories are tied with Dutch Meyer for the most in TCU history. Meyer, who led the Horned Frogs to national championships in 1935 and 1938, was 109-79-13 (1934-52).

Patterson is one of just eight active coaches to have won at least 100 games at his current school.

TCU is one of just six programs to reach a BCS game in two of the last three seasons. The Horned Frogs have won at least 11 games the last four years and six times in the past seven campaigns. TCU has reached 10 victories eight times in the last 10 seasons.

Patterson, who has received 10 National Coach of the Year honors in the last three seasons, led the Horned Frogs to Mountain West championships the last three years.

TCU has made 10 bowl appearances in 11 seasons under Patterson with seven wins. Prior to Patterson being named head coach, TCU had just six bowl victories in its history.

TCU has won 38 of its last 41 games and is 50-5 in its last 55 contests. Since 2008, the Horned Frogs' 47 wins (47-5) trail only Boise State (50-3).

Sporting News' Top 10 College Football Coaches
1. Urban Meyer, Ohio State
2. Nick Saban, Alabama
3. Gary Patterson, TCU
4. Chris Petersen, Boise State
5. Les Miles, LSU
6. Bob Stoops, Oklahoma
7. Chip Kelly, Oregon
8. Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
9. Bobby Petrino, Arkansas
10. Bret Bielema, Wisconsin



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