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The winningest FBS head coach in Texas may not be who you think it is


Mack Brown's departure at Texas left a void among the dozen FBS head coaches in the state of Texas. Gone are his status as the dean of Texas head coaches (16 years) and the most overall wins of any head coach in the Lone Star State (244 overall wins, 158 of them coming in Austin). 

Gary Patterson, entering his 15th season at TCU, is now the longest-tenured head coach in the state, and Texas State's Dennis has the most career wins at 203. Though Mack owned the most total wins in the state, he did not have the highest winning percentage. In fact, he ranked fourth at .666 (244-122-1). 

That mean's the new leader is.... Patterson at 120-44? Kevin Sumlin at 55-23? Brown's replacement Charlie Strong at 37-16? Wrong, wrong, and wrong.

Obviously, the bulk of Coker's winning (60-15) was done in his six years as head coach at Miami, but a 19-15 record while jumping almost immediately into the deep end of the pool says a lot about Coker's coaching ability and the program he and his staff are building in the Alamo City.

(Chart via @UTSACoachPOLO)