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We'll stay in the Lone Star State to find our next coach on our countdown.
Gary Patterson led the Horned Frogs to an impressive 2010 season, culminating with a win over Wisconsin in the 2011 Rose Bowl.
In just 10 seasons, he's won 98 games as head coach at TCU. Averaging nearly 10 wins per season will get you loads of attention, but when you're the coach at a so-called “mid-major” school, winning 10 games each year means you'll need to beat some of the premier programs in the nation.
Patterson proved he can do just that when topped Wisconsin in the Rose Bowl to cap an undefeated 2010 season.
After winning nine separate awards for his coaching in the 2009 season, there aren't many who will take TCU lightly as long as they're under the direction of Gary Patterson.
Patterson has been able to attract some top-flight talent to TCU. That's impressive enough for a mid-major, but considering that TCU has to directly compete with Texas, Texas Tech, Texas A&M, Oklahoma, and Oklahoma State for recruits, it's even more impressive.
Those recruits have translated into wins for Patterson, and there isn't anyone left in the nation that doubts his skill as a coach.
A calm, methodical coach, such as Patterson, can be as unnerving as a fiery personality jumping up and down or a ice-cold demeanor scowling across the field.