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Opinions sought on the coaching carousel

It's started. Texas fans are becoming restless. USC fans have finally come to reality and seem to understand that Lane Kiffin has not accomplished anything as a coach. Pelini is spouting off against his own Nebraska fans. Coaching changes are inevitable, and Texas is arguably the most lucrative job in the country and USC isn't far behind. So, this post is soliciting opinions from members, as we all know Seminole fans are THE most intelligent fans in all of college football. I'll give my opinion too, just to hear my own self talk. Texas has apparently made overtures toward Saban. In my opinion, at this moment Saban is THE best college football coach in the country, but I don't think he's going anywhere. He'll get a raise most certainly, but he's built his own dynasty in Alabama. The man who I think is the second best coach in the game at the moment is Urban Meyer. But he's an OSU homer and he can get a big check there too. Which makes the search all the more interesting. Texas doesn't have to get an up and comer. They can pick and choose from any established coach wanting a bigger paycheck. If I were Texas, I would look very hard at Gary Patterson at TCU, Chris Pederson at Boise, Charlie Strong at Louisville, Dabo Swinney at Clemson, Chad Morris at Clemson, Al Golden at Miami, Les Miles at LSU, and Jimbo Fisher. Note that five of those names are in the ACC. I would have also included Will Muschamp at Florida in my list, except that I think recent success will be a very key factor, and while Florida's season last year wasn't exactly a disaster, it lacked the sexiness of any offense whatsoever. Patterson and Pederson have been approached multiple times by some name programs and so far have resisted the urge to make more money. However, Texas represents something completely different. Would they make the switch? If they did, it would produce the least amount of chaos and the fewest dominoes. USC is the SECOND job to land here. Texas is clearly superior. But USC is a great place to be in and of itself. USC will no doubt go after the same type of coaches as well. However, I could see it being a harder sell given the sanctions in effect there. I see Jimbo as a target, plain and simple. I don't think there are many programs that could lure him away, but Texas is in a class by itself. What say the rest of ye?

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