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Gary Patterson Nears TCU Career Wins Record

Texas Christian head coach Gary Patterson enters Saturday's matchup against the visiting Grambling State Tigers one victory away from being the most successful head coach in Horned Frogs' history.

Patterson, who is currently tied atop the university's all-time win list with Dutch Meyer at 109, is only one of eight current coaches with at least 100 wins at their school, according to an interesting read from Fox Sports' Anthony Andro.

And as big as that accomplishment will be, at this point, Patterson is just focusing on not getting caught up in what is expected to be a hugely monumental game on multiple levels:

"You don't want to downplay it at all but as well all know, we have a lot of work to do ahead of us," Patterson said. "It's really kind of ironic it. You have a chance to break the record plus you're also christening a new stadium, going into a new conference. There are so many new things that are going to happen this week. You've just got to keep your head down."

But even though Patterson may be trying to keep his "head down" throughout the contest, odds are that he'll be on top when it comes to the program's history after the clock hits zero.

The Horned Frogs will kick off their season at 6:00 p.m. CT against the Tigers at the recently renovated Amon G. Carter Stadium.

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