Dennis Franchione started the modern TCU football renaissance, but when he bolted for Texas A&M and defensive coordinator Gary Patterson took over that's when things really got started.
Since Patterson first took over for the final game of the 2000 season, TCU has had an impressive record of 103-30. From 2000 to 2009 the Horned Frogs were one of the top 10 teams, winning 76.6 percent of their games.
With Patterson at the helm, TCU has had a bevy of successful players that brought a winning tradition to the program. Here are the seven best players of the Gary Patterson era.