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GP the 16th best hire since 2000? L. O. L.

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Ranking the 25 Best College Football Coaching Hires Since 2000 | Hero Sports

Oh this list is hilarious... Patterson behind Harbaugh (at Stanford), Mark Richt (at Georgia), Matt Rhule (a blink at Baylor), David Shaw, David Cutcliffe, and Bill Clark. He should be top ten, easily. Hilarious.

16. GARY PATTERSON

TCU (2001)

Dennis Franchione laid the foundation but Gary Patterson built the empire.

TCU football was bad for a long time before Franchione won 10 games in 2000, the Horned Frogs’ final season in the WAC before joining Conference USA. Patterson was promoted upon Franchione’s departure and led three flawless conference transitions.

In the coronavirus era, colleges and universities have a new top business priority | The Star-Telegram

I have my doubts that football is going to start in August... how about you?

The idea of having a fall without college football is a possibility, but it’s premature to jump to any sort of conclusions that games won’t be played.

At least to TCU athletic director Jeremiah Donati.

“The No. 1 priority is the health and safety of our communities,” Donati said. “Our No. 1 business priority will be playing a football season.”

College football has been around for the last 150 years with its first season in 1869. The seasons never stopped for the 1918 influenza pandemic, two world wars or other types of civil unrest through the decades.

Mock Check: A Shot of Youth for Defensive Line | SI All Titans

A lot of mock drafts have a lot of Frogs heading to Tennessee.

Eisner, however, pegged TCU defensive tackle Ross Blacklock, whose college career was on-again, off-again – literally.

Blacklock (6-foot-4, 305 pounds) redshirted as a true freshmen in 2016 and missed all of 2018 with an Achilles injury sustained during preseason camp. In 2017 and 2019, he was a starter whose performance turned heads. He was named a Freshman All-American by the Football Writers Association of America in 2017 and was First-Team All-Big 12 in 2019.

He tied for the team lead with three and a half sacks and was fifth with 40 tackles last season. He had 27 tackles and two sacks as a redshirt-freshman and notched 15 and a half tackles for loss in 26 career games.

Blacklock plays with the kind of consistent competitiveness that undoubtedly appeals to coach Mike Vrabel, and his ability to be productive in the wake of the Achilles injury suggests a commitment to the game that fits with general manager Jon Robinson’s vision.

And the Titans do need some help along the defensive line.

Around Campus:

TCU reports 2nd coronavirus case as student tests positive | The Star-Telegram

Thankful that the student seems to be doing okay.

TCU will only announce positive, confirmed COVID-19 test results that have a direct on-campus impact, citing public health guidance.

TCU said the student is “doing well, has been symptom-free for seven days and is beyond the 14-day, self-quarantine period.”

The school will notify social and residential groups with whom this student has interacted in the last two to three weeks, to the extent possible.

“Although notification of the case has occurred outside of the 14 days of required quarantine, out of an abundance of caution and in keeping with TCU policy, the student’s apartment and common areas will be thoroughly cleaned and sanitized under public health guidance,” the school said.

TCU has gone to online-only classes for the remainder of the spring semester, and has postponed its spring commencement ceremonies until August.

Most students have returned home, but a handful remain on campus if being at TCU is a better situation than being at home.