TCU's Gary Patterson is The Associated Press college football coach of the year.
Patterson is just the second two-time winner of the AP coach of the year, joining Nick Saban (2003 with LSU and 2008 with Alabama). The AP coach of the year has been awarded since 1998. Patterson, in his 14th season at TCU, was coach of the year in 2009.
Patterson received 27 of 54 votes from the AP poll media panel. Urban Meyer of Ohio State was the runner-up with 14 votes. Mississippi State's Dan Mullen received six votes. Alabama's Nick Saban and Arizona's Rich Rodriguez drew two votes each. Florida State's Jimbo Fisher, Baylor's Art Briles and Memphis' Justin Fuente had one each.
Patterson guided the sixth-ranked Horned Frogs to an 11-1 record after going 4-8 in 2013.