The top Texas Longhorns offensive coordinator target is currently in Austin as of late Monday morning, as reported by Orangebloods and confirmed by the Austin American-Statesman, so TCU Horned Frogs co-offensive coordinator Sonny Cumbie could soon accept the job.
After meeting with Texas head coach Charlie Strong and tight ends coach Jeff Traylor in Fort Worth on Sunday night, at which point Cumbie officially received his job offer, he's now meeting with Strong in Austin and all that entails -- a tour of the facilities and likely meetings with other members of the Texas staff.
The widespread belief is that Traylor and perhaps wide receivers coach Jay Norvell are the only likely candidates to remain on Cumbie's prospective staff, but Horns247 reported Monday morning that Cumbie would have the ability to interview those coaches and retain any he sees fit at his discretion. However, it's still likely that assistant head coach for offense/quarterfbacks coach Shawn Watson, offensive line coach Joe Wickline, and running backs coach Tommie Robinson will all depart with the expiration of their respective two-year contracts.
As the Statesman reported, this one isn't a done deal yet, but it's hard to see Cumbie leaving Austin without becoming the next Texas offensive coordinator -- why would he make the trip to Austin if he wasn't close to accepting and what could convince him not to take it at this point?