Gary Patterson Out As TCU Head Coach

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Gary Patterson is out at TCU.

The university announced the school and Patterson had agreed to part ways after more than 20 years. Patterson began coaching TCU football in 1998 and took over as head coach in 2000.

TCU Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Jeremiah Donati said he and Chancellor Victor Boschini met with Patterson earlier today. Donati said he asked Patterson to remain on as coach for the rest of the season, but Patterson said he though it was best for TCU to begin the transition immediately.

"The story of Gary Patterson and the rise in the fortunes of the TCU football program over the last 20 years is clearly one of the most remarkable in the history of college football. We are grateful to Gary and Kelsey Patterson and appreciate everything they have meant to TCU and the Fort Worth community. Under his leadership, TCU has become a nationally recognized brand name in football and in collegiate athletics," said Donati. "Chancellor (Victor) Boschini and I met with Coach Patterson today and mutually agreed that the time has come for a new voice and leadership in our football program. We asked him to continue on as our head coach for the remainder of the season, and take on a different role in 2022, but he believed it was in the team's and TCU's best interests to begin the transition immediately. We respect Coach Patterson's perspective and will move forward in that direction. I've asked Jerry Kill to serve as interim head coach, and he has accepted the role for the remainder of the season. Coach Patterson will assist TCU in the transition to take place."

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