I would imagine it is incredibly difficult to squeeze nearly a quarter-century’s worth of emotions into one statement, but the Patterson’s did just that today. Gary Patterson and his wife Kelsey have called Fort Worth home for more than two decades and that amount of time comes with a plethora of memories. Patterson resigned on Halloween nearly three weeks ago, and it has taken him that long to find the words to express his gratitude towards the fans, friends, and players that have been a part of his life since 1998:
“We just want to say thank you for your friendship and support. To all the players and staff that are our friends, we love you and thank you for all of your time, hard work, and effort.”
His statement was released at around 3:00 pm on Thursday afternoon via Twitter:
Patterson and TCU mutually parted ways after the Horned Frogs started 3-5 in 2021. Jerry Kill has served as the interim since Patterson’s departure and TCU has yet to name a permanent replacement, although it does appear that they are starting to narrow in on a couple of names.
It is unknown if Gary Patterson will take a job elsewhere, but that is a story for a different day. Patterson is the winningest coach in TCU history and will remain that for quite some time.
The Horned Frogs will host Kansas this weekend before heading to Ames to take on Iowa State in the season finale. They will need to win both of those contests if they hope to become bowl eligible.