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03:22 PM ET 11.27 | Gary Patterson's already proved he can build a team that can beat Texas. Now what kind of a team could he build at Texas? Since TCU took down Texas in Austin on Thanksgiving, rumors have gotten louder and louder that the Horns might make a change earlier than had been expected, with Patterson the hot name to replace Mack Brown in the event of a switch.

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November 27, 2012  03:35 PM ET

Heh. Took long enough for a story like this to show up.

November 27, 2012  03:43 PM ET

All you Texas fans speak up.

Personally, I thought Mack Brown has been below average for a long time now especially considering he has his pick of players from Texas.

Seems like he depends on his assistants to be great so he can "manage" the team. Sees himself as an "Executive".

Not sure about this . . . on the outside looking in.

November 27, 2012  04:00 PM ET
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All you Texas fans speak up.Personally, I thought Mack Brown has been below average for a long time now especially considering he has his pick of players from Texas.Seems like he depends on his assistants to be great so he can "manage" the team. Sees himself as an "Executive".Not sure about this . . . on the outside looking in.

MB definitely under-performing recently. But, without making it too complicated, the UTx coach has to be a CEO type. There's way too many demands and commitments that go with the job.

That's why I don't think Patterson is really interested. He's not a real public person, and that is a requirement of the job until revenues drop and the infrastructure is changed. It's worked well for the better part of 15 years, so I don't see it changing.

November 27, 2012  04:09 PM ET

Fulmer's still available.

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November 27, 2012  04:38 PM ET
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MB definitely under-performing recently. But, without making it too complicated, the UTx coach has to be a CEO type. There's way too many demands and commitments that go with the job. That's why I don't think Patterson is really interested. He's not a real public person, and that is a requirement of the job until revenues drop and the infrastructure is changed. It's worked well for the better part of 15 years, so I don't see it changing.

Guido, I agree with you. GP seems to be a hands on type coach and not as inclined to delegate as MB seems to do. Watching the game last week I thought GP was much more involved and engaged on the sidelines, which is his usual, than MB who appeared to be more of a spectator. Not knocking MB at all but I can't see GP being comfortable delegating everything to someone else to handle; he's simply a hands on type person who happens to be a perfectionist.

November 27, 2012  04:51 PM ET
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Guido, I agree with you. GP seems to be a hands on type coach and not as inclined to delegate as MB seems to do. Watching the game last week I thought GP was much more involved and engaged on the sidelines, which is his usual, than MB who appeared to be more of a spectator. Not knocking MB at all but I can't see GP being comfortable delegating everything to someone else to handle; he's simply a hands on type person who happens to be a perfectionist.

And, that is a better way to coach imo.

Its just when there's an entity that is generating $150-200MM, the demands change. If attendance drops, the TCU game was the lowest attendance in 2 years, maybe the priorities will change.

November 27, 2012  05:45 PM ET
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I dont think Mac is gone this year...But how pissed would you be if Sumlin was offered and took the job :)

I think Mack sticks around, too. And to answer your question, I'd be banned from here in about 10 seconds.

November 27, 2012  05:46 PM ET

Now, if they get housed by K State and embarrassed in a bowl game, the ice will start to get thin next year.

November 27, 2012  06:40 PM ET
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Now, if they get housed by K State and embarrassed in a bowl game, the ice will start to get thin next year.

They will lose to KSU and Texas A&M. And both might get ugly although they do have a punchers chance in the KSU game.

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November 27, 2012  07:18 PM ET
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November 27, 2012  08:02 PM ET
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They aren't playing A&M this year.

I think he's maybe talking about a bowl game.

 
November 27, 2012  08:06 PM ET
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Disagree. If he's offered he accepts. It may be the only job he would take to leave TCU IMO.Love his tweet on the matter: I've been at TCU and my acts show that I love this jobNot exactly a ringing endorsement for not leaving.I believe his missus went to Texas and was a Texas Angel. they are familiar with the city.

I believe in the racing adage "horses for courses". I don't believe Patterson if the horse for the UTx course and it would blow up. JMO and I could be totally wrong.

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