Thanks Mack but its now time for a change at Texas. The culture of being soft needs to change from the top down. Not practicing 1s vs 1s and thud tempo and “wind” all have to go. You have done a good job brining Texas back but as of 2010 Mack Brown is not our standard.
For those that suggest, Mack Brown absolutely can NOT be the AD at Texas. He is not ment for that job. Mack can get a nice job with LHN & make some appearances.
IF Texas were to look for a HC we would have the top choice of teams that will be looking (Tennessee, Auburn, Arkansas, etc). But who is really out there?
Following coaches COULD be considered if we are to hire a coach soon. (I include personality bc it matters at Texas, not according to me but according the to guys who hire). Meaning Dana Holgorsen will not be considered.
1)Nick Saban – we could offer $8-10 million/year. Probably doesn’t leave Bama. Doent have the perception that Texas would ideally like but if winning is important we go after the best and make him say ‘no.”
2)Chris Peterson – likes Austin. HC with many good years at a BCS Busters. Personality that fits Texas. Can he step up to a big time program?
3)Chip Kelly – Personality? Shadyness? Would bring excitement to Austin and a fun offense. Good coach who has already been to a title game. Would Texas even consider him?
4)Art Briles – would Texas swallow its pride to consider him? Would he Texas? Good coach with Texas ties and good offense.
5)Kirby Smart – Very good, young DC. Would Texas hire a inexperienced guy? Would Texas consider a 36 yr old without HC experience?
6)Charlie Strong – Has he done enough to really be considered? Has a few years under his belt as a HC at Louisville and has his team in top 20. Is he good enough for us?
7)Dan Mullen – Good young coach. Has MSU in top 20 right now. Seems to have enough of a personality for Texas. Can he step up at a big time program?
8)Urban Meyer – would he leave his home state of Ohio? Does he still want it bad enough? Cant argue his success.
9)Gary Patterson – we could get him if we wanted but is that the direction Texas really wants to go? Is that the best Texas can do? He has a Bcs win.
10)Gus Malzahn - is 1 year at Ark St enough HC experience for Texas? Is he the right personality? Good offensive teams.
11)Jimbo Fisher – good young energetic coach at a big time program. Would he be the right fit?
12)Dabo Sweeney – see #11
13)Mike Gundy – don’t see him leaving his alma matter
14)Mark Dantonio – only 56 and a good D mind but has already had a heart attack so that might not be a consideration.
15)Rich Rod – has the coaching experience and very good on O. Good W-L record at WV but not a Michigan. Not too likely at Texas.
16)Steve Sarkisian - has he shown he can be a winner as a HC in 4 years? he has had 2, 7-6 years. Good young O mind.
17)Paul Rhodes - only 1 winning season, 7-6 in 3 yrs as HC. Good young mind but is winning 1 big game a year enough to make the jump to a big time school?
18)Kyle Whittingham - an undefeated season and 7 winning seasons out of 7 at Utah. but do you think he could do it at the next level?
X-Factor) Jim Tressel – the sweater vest might never be considered by Texas but his W-L record was impressive.
Who would you go after? Is he on this list?