The various names being thrown around for offensive coordinator don't really matter as much as what the vision Mack Brown has for the texas offense going forward, because that vision of what he wants the offense to look like is going to determine who his next offensive coordinator is going to be, not some gaudy stats put up at another school.
If Mack sees Garret Gilbert as a QB who can spread the ball around to multiple receivers in the passing game, and believes he has the WRs to make such an offense work, Dana Holgerson is the best candidate for the job, because he can install his version of the Air Raid, which has a running game component which Brown would like. If Brown sees texas as needing a multiple attack that will spread defenses out and run and pass on them from various formations, while forcing mismatches in the defense through personnel, then Boise State's Harsin is the best candidate. If Mack wants a spread offense with a running game based on running Power with inherent single-wing principles, all run at warp speed, Gus Malzahn is the man. If Mack truly wants to build a power running game around incoming RB recruit Malcolm Brown, then Jim McElwain from Alabama is the best man for the job. The next offensive coordinator at texas is going to depend on how Mack wants his offense to look. Unlike the defense, where Mack lets the coordinators run their own show, I think Mack likes to get his hands into the offense a little, where he was once an offensive coordinator. This is just idle speculation on my part, though.
As fans of texas' football program, what do you want the offense to look like? Do you want to see a spread passing game? A power running game from the pro-set, using 21 personnel like Alabama? Power running game and spread padding game utilizing multiple personnel groups ala Boise State? Spread passing and power running and Gilbert running the option in a no-huddle attack like Auburn?
What do you see as the future of the texas offense?