TCU: No contact between Patterson and Tennessee officials

Director of Athletics Media Relations Mark Cohen said there has been no contact between Frogs Head Coach Gary Patterson and University of Tennessee officials seeking a new head football coach.

Cohen commented after ESPN Radio in Dallas on the Galloway & Company show speculated this afternoon on unconfirmed reports that University of Tennessee officials were “on the ground” in Fort Worth. Tennessee is searching for a head coach after Lane Kiffin resigned Tuesday to take the open coaching position at USC.

“(Patterson) has not been in any contact with them, nor does he have plans to meet with them tonight, as is being reported,” Cohen said. “I can tell you that he has had no contact with Tennessee and has no plans to meet with them.”

Athletics Director Chris Del Conte could not be reached for comment.