Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Patterson Wins Munger Award for Coach of the Year

From ESPN.com - Graham Watson

"TCU coach Gary Patterson has been named the 2009 recipient for the George Munger Award, which is awarded annually by the Maxwell Football Club to college football’s national coach of the Year.

Patterson led the Horned Frogs to a 12-0 record, their first undefeated campaign since 1938, and to their first BCS bowl game. TCU will meet Boise State in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl.

TCU is the only team to rank in the top 10 in both total offense and total defense. The Horned Frogs rank No. 1 in total defense for the fourth time in the past 10 seasons, allowing just 233.25 yards per game. The Horned Frogs offense ranks fourth in the country in total offense with 469.1 ypg. It set single-season school records for points scored (488) and total offense (5,629 yards).

Patterson's 85-27 (.759) record is the best mark of any of the four coaches who have been on TCU's sideline for at least 100 games. Patterson's 85 wins are second on the Frogs' career victory list, trailing only Dutch Meyer (109-79-13, .575). Meyer coached TCU to its 1935 and 1938 national championships.

Patterson's .759 winning percentage is second among TCU coaches with more than 20 games under their belt and fifth among active coaches in the Football Bowl Subdivision.

During his 12 years on campus, Patterson has led TCU to 11 bowl appearances. He has led the Frogs to four straight bowl victories for the first time in school history. TCU is one of just seven schools nationally to have a current bowl winning streak of at least four in a row."


Lyle Lanley said...

Nice to see Patterson honored by them. Hopefully he'll also win the Bear Bryant Award, which is "THE" Coach of the Year award.

shortnkerley's said...

Munger. What an unfortunate name to put on GP's trophy. If you haven't yet, urban dictionary munger. I hope he wins the Bryant award too so he can hide that one in the back of his trophy case.

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