Gary Patterson always seems to have his named mentioned with any big time open and the Michigan opening is no different| and earlier today in a radio interview Patterson was asked about the Michigan job:
"No, I haven't been contacted," Patterson told 105.3-The Fan. "I've got a great job here.
"TCU has a chance to be maybe the No. 2 or No. 1 team (next season), depending on what poll, in the nation. Maybe we are one of those people (elite programs) now. That's what I've been trying to build the program to get to. Michigan has a great tradition and is a great university. I'll cross that bridge when I get there."
The question had to be asked, but Patterson is not going anywhere as he just signed a two year contract extension to stay in Fort Worth through the 2018 season:
"Gary Patterson is simply the best football coach in America," athletic director Chris Del Conte said. "To see a sea of purple in the stands at the Rose Bowl is a testament to what Gary and his staff have accomplished. ... He is a perfect fit for TCU."
His deal is reportedly worth $3 million per year with the deal being fully guaranteed, but the amount does not have to be disclosed since TCU is a private school. That amount would put Patterson in the top 10 of coaches salaries and it would make him the highest paid coach from the Big East Conference starting from day one when TCU makes the move.
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