I've been thinking this for some time now, and after this past week I felt the urge to finally post. Why is nobody really talking about Gary Patterson from TCU as a potential replacement for Hoke? Patterson was my first choice for a replacement after RR. I think he would be great here. He runs an up-tempo offense that would cater to many of our players skills while at the same time maintaining a dominant defense. He has ties to one of the greatest recruiting hotbeds I'm the country. He's proven himself as a head coach. And as someone posted recently, based on the metric for developing talent, he's one of the best there is. Now, this past weekend, he beat one of the best teams in the country. Most importantly, last time the job was open, he was never even contacted and even expressed some interest in the position. Mind you, he said that after two BCS bowl appearances and coming off a season where he finished #3 in the country. That's rather bold. IMO, he should be the number one candidate.