Patterson On Cover Of Dave Campbell's Texas Football
June 14, 2012
CARROLLTON, Texas -- TCU football coach Gary Patterson is featured on the cover of the 2012 summer edition of Dave Campbell's Texas Football.
The Horned Frogs begin a new era in 2012 as they enter the Big 12 Conference while also opening the new Amon G. Carter Stadium after its $164 million renovation.
This is TCU's second summer cover appearance in three years (Andy Dalton, 2010). Patterson is the first coach to appear in the main image since 2008. This is also TCU's first cover as the main image since 1985 (Jim Wacker, Kenneth Davis).
With 109 victories, Patterson is tied with Dutch Meyer as TCU's all-time winningest coach. Patterson ranks fourth nationally among active coaches in winning percentage (.784, 109-30). He is also one of just eight active coaches to have won at least 100 games at their current school.
In 2011, TCU recorded its fourth straight 11-win season and became the only program nationally to reach 11 victories in six of the last seven years. TCU is also one of just three schools to win six bowl games in the last seven seasons. The Horned Frogs have reached 10 wins eight times in the last 10 campaigns.
The Horned Frogs are one of just four teams nationally to be ranked in the season-ending top 15 in both the Associated Press and USA Today polls over the last four years. TCU's average final ranking of 7.3 in that period places third nationally. TCU has finished in the top 10 four times in the past seven years.