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Texas Longhorns may try to lure Mike Gundy

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10:41 PM ET 12.27 | When Mike Gundy was reportedly offered the head coaching gig at Tennessee, he refused to leave his alma mater to take an SEC job that could have paid off big. It was then that we asked ourselves: is there was any job that Gundy would leave Stillwater for, or would he stay in place at Oklahoma State until he was fired or felt it right to leave? Meanwhile, over in Austin, Texas, long time Longhorns head coach Mack Brown has seen succession plan after succession plan fall through when it comes to handing off the reins of the Texas head coaching job to the next era. But while there still isn't a secure or smooth transition in place, the clock is ticking on Brown's time with the Longhorns. Like we're baking Christmas cookies, let's combine these two ingredients and see if they mix. If Mack Brown retires at the end of the 2013 season, could Mike Gundy see the Texas coaching job as something he'd leave Stillwater for?

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Mike Gundy, AP Photo/LM Otero Mike Gundy, AP Photo/LM Otero
December 28, 2012  12:07 AM ET

mack brown needs to stay put for years to come. he's a legend after all. gundy, just stay put. you've got a pretty good gig going in stillwater.

December 28, 2012  12:50 AM ET

Not gonna be the last we hear of this rumor.

December 28, 2012  03:05 AM ET

They aren't going to fire Mack Brown?

And Mike Gundy is a better coach than Mack Brown?

Are we still on planet Earth or did 2012 get us?

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December 28, 2012  06:58 AM ET

Mack Brown and Nick Saban are the same age and make roughly the same money.
Yet, one looks like a beaten old man, while the other is at the crest of his profession.
If Mack really cares about Longhorn football, he would step down.
How much more money does he need?

December 28, 2012  07:43 AM ET

Gundy would get skewered in Stillwater if he left to go to Texas. At least if he had taken the Tennessee job, it was in a different conference.

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December 28, 2012  08:25 AM ET

Article is confusing: is he a fish or is he a ginger snap?

December 28, 2012  08:37 AM ET

Hmmmm....from strictly a CFB coaching point of view....Okie Lite vs TU.

I would have to say that TU > Okie Lite and would be easier recruiting...or should I say "selecting".

December 28, 2012  09:53 AM ET

Texas will hire Big when Mack Brown retires.

They'll get a Saban "like" pick. Les Miles would be a good choice.

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December 28, 2012  10:03 AM ET
QUOTE(#9):

Hmmmm....from strictly a CFB coaching point of view....Okie Lite vs TU. I would have to say that TU > Okie Lite and would be easier recruiting...or should I say "selecting".

I have to agree, but MB is not a really good recruiter!!!!

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December 28, 2012  10:21 AM ET
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.He will turn it around...

Bwahahahahaha

December 28, 2012  10:23 AM ET
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Disagree...UT is in the Top 5 rankings every year

That might be so, but MB's recruiting classes don't turn out all that well in the end!!! He lets too many good players leave the state. Also teams like, Tennessee, Auburn, Notre Dame, North Carolina, Miami and even Cal, have good recruiting classes every years, but what were/is their win/loss records over the last five years.

December 28, 2012  10:25 AM ET
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I have to agree, but MB is not a really good recruiter!!!!

I know I've been ninja'd but would disagree...consistently in the top 5 recruiting classes....just can't coach'em up worth a <hit

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December 28, 2012  10:40 AM ET
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I know I've been ninja'd but would disagree...consistently in the top 5 recruiting classes....just can't coach'em up worth a <hit

Now LK is a very good recruiter for USC, but he is just like MB, he can't coach up his recruits.

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