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TCU's Patterson gets new contract

TCU coach Gary Patterson has been rewarded with a new contract, according to athletic director Danny Morrison.

The signing was first reported Thursday by The (Fort Worth) Star-Telegram.

Patterson, whose Horned Frogs have won 11 games four times in the past six seasons, is now signed through the 2014 season.

The university did not make the contract details public, the newspaper reported.

TCU finished the season 11-2 and No. 11 in the BCS standings, with wins over a pair of undefeated teams: BYU during the regular season and Boise State in the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl. The Horned Frogs' only losses were to No. 1 Oklahoma, which will play No. 2 Florida for the BCS championship on Thursday, and No. 6 Utah, which finished the season undefeated and beat No. 4 Alabama in the Allstate Sugar Bowl.

"I am very appreciative of Chancellor [Victor] Boschini, Dr. [Danny] Morrison and the TCU administration for providing the resources and support to have a football program that makes TCU proud," Patterson said, according to the report. "My family and I have found a home at TCU and in the Fort Worth community."

Patterson is 73-27 in eight seasons at TCU, third all-time for wins at the university and just one win behind Abe Martin.