Chip Brown of Orangebloods.com writes that:
Mack Brown has said he thinks Will Muschamp will be an excellent head coach. Brown also sounded this week like a guy facing the realization he could lose Muschamp after this season.
Muschamp, 37, has been reported as a short-list candidate at Clemson.
Chip goes to offer his own opinion:
I think the guy is the next Bob Stoops, and if you let him get away, you risk never seeing him again. I'm already on the record saying you promise Muschamp the head job when Mack moves on and pay him accordingly.
My $.02: While it's unlikely that UT would offer Muschamp a head-coach-in-waiting deal, I don't think it would be a good idea anyway. Texas is a top-five HC job in the country, and to tie ourselves to Muschamp this early in the process seems very shortsigthed. Then again, I don't get paid to make these kinds of decisions.