The Dodd Trophy released its Midseason Watch List, and TCU’s Gary Patterson made the cut.
The only other representative from the Big 12 is Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy.
Patterson is a stellar 155-54 at TCU, and is currently undefeated coming off a 6-7 season in 2016. He has the Horned Frogs playing with the best teams in the country, and firmly in the conversation for the College Football Playoff.
Patterson also has wins in the Rose and Peach bowls, and is 9-6 in bowl games. He’s won his conference seven times in addition to his stellar total record.
It’s very clear that Patterson is the best head coach in TCU history. He’s won an unprecedented amount of games, helped changed the way that college football plays defense, and has competed in the top echelons of football for eight years. He’s brought TCU championships, and is their winningest coach of all time. It’s not hard to see why he’s a finalist for such a prestigious award.