It’s the last thing you want to hear if you’re a fan of the TCU Horned Frogs.
Pete Roussel of CoachingSearch.com is reporting that the Arkansas Razorbacks have TCU skipper Gary Patterson tabbed as their top candidate for head football coach.
Indeed Bo Mattingly, an Arkansas radio host, posted about the same thing on his Twitter account within the past hour of this article publication.
Not saying it’s a done deal, but have heard multiple things today that make me believe Gary Patterson will be the next coach at Arkansas. – @SportsTalkwBo
Many assumed that current Texas Tech Red Raiders coach Tommy Tuberville, a former SEC veteran, would be brought in to try and clean up the mess at Arkansas. As of mid-day on Friday however, that is simply no longer the case.
In 2009, Patterson was college football’s Coach of the Year, leading his Horned Frogs to an impressive 12-1 record. The very next year, his team went 13-0, including a win over the Wisconsin Badgers in the Rose Bowl.
His all-time record at TCU is 115-33, having been the head man there since 2000.
The one thing that does remain, is whether Patterson would accept the job. He’s certainly familiar with his role at TCU, and he may reason that it will be easier to win there than with Arkansas, having to play the likes of the Alabama Crimson Tide and the LSU Tigers every season.
If Arkansas can pick up Patterson, this would be a huge hire. He’s a defensive-minded coach who would make coming to play at Arkansas a very tough thing.