TCU's Patterson Wins Dodd Award

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ATLANTA (AP) - TCU coach Gary Patterson has won the Bobby Dodd coach of the year award.

The award announced at halftime of the Chick-fil-A Bowl game between Tennessee and Virginia Tech on Thursday night.

The award is selected from a vote of all previous winners and a panel chosen by the Bobby Dodd Foundation. Patterson was an unanimous selection.

Patterson has taken TCU (12-0) to a No. 3 ranking and a Fiesta Bowl matchup against Boise State.

Patterson has an 85-27 record at TCU.