When it comes Texas football, Orangebloods.com — the Rivals.com site covering the Longhorns — has built a reputation for knowing what’s what. Last week the site reported that Mack Brown was a goner. Despite a bumpy ride, by week’s end the longtime Texas coach was indeed announcing his retirement.
So when it comes to that school’s wish list of replacements, where better to turn than back to Orangebloods? (Paywall warning.) We’ll not get into their whys and hows, but their list of possible Texas coaches includes:
Jim Harbaugh, San Francisco 49ers
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Les Miles, LSU
David Shaw, Stanford
John Harbaugh, Baltimore Ravens
Gus Malzahn, Auburn
Art Briles, Baylor
Will Muschamp, Florida
Charlie Strong, Louisville
James Franklin, Vanderbilt
Mike Tomlin, Pittsburgh Steelers
Gary Patterson, TCU
Pat Fitzgerald, Northwestern
That’s a long list that doesn’t include Oklahoma State’s Mike Gundy, who many believe would be a top choice (strengthening Texas while hurting a Big 12 rival).
You’ll note that there are four SEC coaches on that list and we’ll tackle each one below.
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