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September 27, 2013

West Virginia's Patterson battles familiar foes as coach

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"So from 1975 to 1979, I didn't miss an OSU game," he said. "I liked them both. Even at a young age, I recognized the differences that made them unique. And I loved the environment at both stadiums."

It comes as no surprise that this upbringing bred in Patterson a desire to be around football, a genuine love for the game, and aspirations to become the thing in life he respected the most: a coach, or to put it more personally, his father.

"That was my whole life," Patterson said. "With my dad as a high school coach, our lives revolved around sports. I grew up around coaches that I really looked up to, and I saw the impact a coach can have in someone's life."

For the full feature, pick up a copy of the weekend, Sept. 28-29 edition of the Express-Star.

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