Garrido, 75, said after Texas came up one game short of the championship series at the College World Series that he wanted an extension allowing him to coach the freshmen on the team through their time at Texas.
That would be an extension of two years - meaning Garrido's new contract would have him coaching three more seasons - through the 2016-17 school year. Garrido currently earns just more than $1 million per year.
One source said Patterson's contract extension offer Friday would give Garrido three more seasons (through the 2016-17 school year). But HornsDigest is trying to confirm that.
Garrido is the winningest coach in college baseball history and has won five national titles, including two at Texas (2002, 2005).
Texas' return to the CWS this season came after UT missed the postseason each of the past two years, including last year's last-place finish in the Big 12 (the Longhorns' worst conference finish since the 1955-56 school year.
But Garrido came into this season with a renewed commitment to rid the program of entitlement and vowed to reporters before the season, "I'm not coaching for my job. I'm coaching to win a championship. You better bolt your ass down when you play us."
And Texas nearly made Garrido prophet. The Longhorns, who finished fifth in the Big 12, took down Texas A&M to win the Houston Regional and then swept Houston in the Super Regional (played in Austin).
But after Texas eliminated Louisville and UC Irvine from the CWS, the Longhorns lost 4-3 in 10 innings to Vanderbilt in an elimination game for a berth in the CWS championship series against Virginia. Vanderbilt went on to win the national title.
Sources: Garrido Offered Extension
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