Today’s U: TCUâ€™s Gary Patterson has earned high regard
When it takes you just two decades to go from a relative unknown assistant coach to having a statue in front of the stadium, youâ€™ve earned all the contract extensions.
TCU announced Tuesday that it has extended its agreement with coach Gary Patterson for two seasons. Pattersonâ€™s contract now runs through 2022. Just two seasons ago, athletic director Chris Del Conte gave Patterson a two-year extension that was through 2020.
Del Conte said the move wasnâ€™t so much to try and lock down Patterson to prevent him from looking at other jobs.
â€œNo, it had nothing to do with that,â€ he said. â€œThis has been in the works for a long time. We just worked out the particulars and ensured that Coach Patterson is a Frog until he desires to retire.â€