For the second time in as many years, Gary Patterson has signed a contract extension with TCU. Last August, Patterson agreed to an extension to 2022, and a raise from $3.95 million a year to $4.7 million. Just about 16 months after that deal, Patterson signed on for an additional two years today, essentially ending all rumors of him possibly taking another job this offseason.
— TCU Football (@TCUFootball) November 24, 2017
This extension comes on the heels of a 45-22 win for TCU over Baylor that locked up a berth in the Big 12 championship game against Oklahoma next week. The Horned Frogs finished the regular season 10-2, the 11th double-digit win season of Patterson’s 17 year tenure in Fort Worth.
As noted in the above tweet, Patterson is the winningest coach in Texas since 2000, and has done wonders for a program that had struggled for decades. Patterson turned TCU into a legitimate top 25 program, and led their move from the C-USA to the MWC, and eventually their jump to the Big 12.
While this season won’t match TCU’s 13 win season in 2010, the Horned Frogs could still win 12 games this season, a feat that has only been achieved three times in program history (twice under Patterson).
This article will update when more information, specifically Patterson’s new salary and buyout, becomes available.