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TCU's Gary Patterson Has Interesting Answer About Being Mentioned For Other Jobs

Gary Patterson has spent his entire 17-year head coaching career at TCU, but he didn't totally shut down the idea of leaving for another job.

A number of big-time jobs like Nebraska and Tennessee may very well open up over the next few months.

Patterson has long been considered one of the top coaches in the sport, posting a 156-54 record since taking over the Horned Frogs at the end of the 2000 season. With Patterson at the helm, TCU made a pretty seamless transition from the Mountain West to Big 12, contending for the College Football Playoff in 2014. This season, TCU is 7-0, and likely controls its own destiny with regard to the Playoff.

If another big job reaches out, Patterson won't totally rule out the opportunity. However, it doesn't sound like you should go place money on him taking over the Huskers, or anyone else. Here's what he told The Athletic's Max Olson on the matter:

Adding in his time as defensive coordinator, Patterson has been at TCU since 1998, so it would probably take a huge opportunity to take him from Fort Worth. It is unclear if one of the jobs that looks like it may open would do it, and it seems like a stretch to think that the 57-year old head coach is super interested in a high-pressure rebuild at this point.

Still, it is refreshing to see a coach be honest about things, rather than worry about "distractions" or whatever else.