We update Auburn's commitment list with the Tigers searching for a head coach to replace Gene Chizik…
Coaching Candidate First Look: Gary Patterson
Resume A safety and linebacker at Kansas State, Patterson began his coaching career as a graduate assistant with the Wildcats in 1982 before getting his first job as a linebacker coach for Tennessee Tech the following two seasons. The personification of perseverance, Patterson continuously climbed up the coaching ladder with stops at UC-Davis, Cal-Lutheran, Pittsburgh (Kansas) State and Sonoma State (California) the next five years. In 1992 he made the move to coach the defense for the Oregon Lightning Bolts of the Professional Spring Football League, but seven days before the first game the league folded. That fall Patterson was back on the field coaching the secondary at Utah State. Staying with the Aggies for three years, Patterson coached two of the top three players for interceptions in school history. Moving to Navy in 199...
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