Aside from hosting Gilmer head coach Jeff Traylor early this week, the Texas Longhorns also conducted an interview with former LSU Tigers defensive line coach Brick Haley, Orangebloods reported Wednesday.
Haley now looks like the top target for the position that opened up last week when former defensive line coach Chris Rumph left for the Florida Gators so he could reunite with new head coach Jim McElwain, with whom he coached in 2011 with the Alabama Crimson Tide.
Why is Haley available? After former defensive coordinator John Chavis left the Tigers to head to College Station, Haley suffered a demotion when head coach Les Miles hired noted recruiter Ed Orgeron for the position Haley occupied for so long.
However, Orangebloods is also reporting that the Oklahoma Sooners could be a contender for Haley as well. Defensive line coach Jerry Montgomery only spent two years in Norman and earned a promotion to co-defensive coordinator back in early January, but a job offer from the Green Bay Packers was too much to turn down.
Haley could be a top target for the Sooners for all the same reasons he's considered the top target for Texas -- because he has an extensive record of developing defensive line talent and an impressive history of land top prospects on the recruiting trail.