Jeff Traylor will stay on the Texas Longhorns staff after the Texas State Bobcats decided to hire Everett Withers away from James Madison.
Traylor was reportedly set to interview for the Texas State job only a few days ago after former head coach Dennis Franchione decided to retire from Texas State after spending five seasons in San Marcos and finishing with a 3-9 record in 2015.
Traylor had sent multiple players to Texas before joining the Longhorns, including 2015 cornerback signee Kris Boyd, Boyd's cousin, cornerback Curtis Brown, and offensive lineman David Snow.
After leading the East Texas power for 15 years, the Gilmer head coach replaced another former Texas high school coach in Bruce Chambers, who was let go following the 2014 Texas Bowl after serving under former head coach Mack Brown and new head coach Charlie Strong at Texas for 17 years.
Traylor, an emerging ace recruiter, got a raise last month, but it's possible that UTSA could still target him for the head coaching position there or either school could pursue him to become offensive coordinator. And even if he does remain in Austin for the 2016 season, expect similar scenarios to play out against next offseason, with an even higher likelihood that Traylor takes some sort of promotion somewhere.
Withers spent two seasons at JMU before making the leap. Before that he was a co-defensive coordinator at Ohio State. Withers also has a connection to the Longhorns, serving as a defensive backs coach under Mack Brown from 1998 to 2000.