It’s a yearly occurrence now. October has come, college football dreams have been crushed, and disgruntled fans start doing a little internet shopping for a new head football coach.
This year, it’s Tennessee. Volunteer fans are mad online at Butch Jones, and they’re in the market for a new head man. It seems like a few have their eyes on TCU’s visored genius.
Back in 2014 I wrote an article about how Gary Patterson isn’t going anywhere. It’s still true.
But, that doesn’t mean fans can’t dream.
If Tennessee can’t get Chip Kelly then they should get Gary Patterson.— Grant Disney (@gdizzle95) October 7, 2017
BREAKING: Tennessee to hire Gary Patterson as head coach after the firing of Butch Jones. You heard it here first.— FIRE BUTCH JONES (@PatrickGarrett_) October 15, 2017
Tennessee needs to fly Peyton Manning to TCU w/a plane full of money. He can return to Knoxville when the money is replaced Gary Patterson.— EricFromSpringfield (@EricFromSpfld) October 7, 2017
That last one is my personal favorite. OUR QUARTERBACK FROM 20 YEARS AGO AND A BAG OF TENNESSEE NICKELS WILL GET A HEAD COACH TO COME HERE.
Now, the idea that another school can money whip Gary Patterson is not only hilarious, but it’s ridiculous. Fortunately, a lot of people know this.
Patterson? I could find 10 TCU alums to buy the entire state of Tennessee. https://t.co/f3o0wH72np— Fran Fraschilla (@franfraschilla) October 15, 2017
But Tennessee isn’t the first team to lust after our beautiful ball coach. Here’s a not-comprehensive list of all the schools linked to Gary Patterson during his tenure with the Frogs.
- Kansas State
- Notre Dame
- Texas A&M
- South Carolina
- Auburn (also here) (and here)
So LOL Tennessee, thanks for playing.