Texas hasn't been elite since the Mack Brown days, and many Longhorns fans are starting to wonder if it's going to take an elite hire at the head coaching level to return the program to its glory days. Specifically, there is a lot of chatter in Austin now regarding whether former Ohio State head coach Urban Meyer would consider heading south.
Texas fell to Iowa State on Friday, dropping to 5-3 on the season with just two games to play. The Longhorns can no longer win the Big 12, and realistically, the season can no longer be considered a success. So what now?
This is Tom Herman's fourth year at the helm, and he's compiled a 30-18 record with just a 21-13 mark in-conference. Those aren't numbers that Texas fans are going to be happy with.
Herman's buyout is significant - it's over $15 million if the school fires him after the season ends. But this is Texas - if the Longhorns want to find a new head coach, they're going to.
Many want Meyer to consider ending his retirement and turning the Longhorns around. He's easily the best head coach who is currently a free agent - if you don't count his media gigs.
Others think Iowa State's Matt Campbell could be a good decision. He might, but he certainly doesn't have the pedigree that Meyer does.
Texas fans - do you think Meyer would come out of retirement to take a shot at fixing what Charlie Strong and Tom Herman couldn't? It'd be one of the biggest stories in college football if it happened.