Report: Gary Patterson expected to meet with Pete Kwiatkowski on Thursday

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Texas’ defense has the opportunity to add another great defensive mind to its staff.

Former TCU head coach Gary Patterson is expected to meet with current Texas defensive coordinator Pete Kwiatkowski about a potential role on the Longhorns staff that both parties would be interested in.

According to 247Sports, Patterson met with Steve Sarkisian already earlier in the week, and could meet with him again as early as Thursday.

It was also mentioned that the role Patterson would be interested in at Texas is a similar role to that of one that he hired Jerry Kill for at TCU, the only difference being Kill worked with the offense.

247Sports included a quote of Kill explaining his role saying:

“I coach the coaches,” Kill said in 2020 when discussing his role. “I watch the film with them, go over all the techniques, everything we’re doing. I can be there during game day, make recruiting suggestions. I can do anything off the field, and during practice, I can be on the field. You can coach a lot and not have to say anything.”

This is the role that Patterson would likely partake in with Texas, meaning he can assist in strategical needs and also help out during practices.

This would be huge for Texas, as the defense clearly needed all the help they could get last season, as they were shredded by opposing offenses. Texas’ defense gave up an average of 425 yards per game, and was constantly gashed by the run.

Adding someone with a great defensive mind like Patterson to the staff can serve as a major boost for a team that is looking to make some noise next season.