The momentous meeting between Texas Longhorns head coach Charlie Strong, tight ends coach Jeff Traylor, and TCU Horned Frogs co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie came and went on Sunday evening in Fort Worth, and now the waiting game begins in earnest.
According to Horns247, the expected job offer from Strong was extended to Cumbie, who will now make his decision at some point in the near future, though it's unclear whether that will happen on Monday or bleed into Tuesday.
If Cumbie opts to decline the job, it won't be for lack of opportunity or compensation, as removing his co-offensive coordinator title to call plays at Texas would represent a promotion and a contract that would reportedly pay Cumbie more than $1 miillion per year would make him one of the highest-paid assistant coaches in college football.
The presence of Traylor at the meeting is an interesting twist -- Horns247 points out that Cumbie and Traylor have known each other for some time due to Cumbie's recruiting efforts around the state over the years and Traylor was likely responsible for helping Cumbie envision the type of offense the two could build in Austin.
Combining Cumbie and Traylor on the Texas offensive staff could pay major dividends on the recruiting trail, as Traylor is already achieving significant success in East Texas in the 2017 class and Cumbie has a sterling reputation as a tireless and effective recruiter. Oh yeah, and recruits would likely see the hire of Cumbie as a home-run addition to the Longhorns.
Strong is targeting Cumbie to help orchestrate a turnaround similar to that of TCU under the former Texas Tech quarterback and co-offensive coordinator Doug Meacham since they were hired by head coach Gary Patterson in 2013. During Strong's two seasons in Austin, the offense has often struggled to keep up with the profilic and high-scoring offenses around the Big 12.