Defensive line coach Brick Haley has a huge decision to make regarding his coaching future.
Reports surfaced Friday that Texas A&M was interested in hiring Haley to fill its defensive tackles coaching vacancy.
I checked in with a number of sources Tuesday to see where things stand at this moment.
Haley – who was scheduled to be in College Station for the Lone Star Coaching Clinic last Saturday – met with head coach Kevin Sumlin and defensive coordinator John Chavis, and the Aggies were convincing in the meeting.
Sources indicated Sumlin has officially offered Haley a contract to take over the Aggies’ defensive tackles, which would reunite him with Chavis, his mentor and long time coaching colleague. While those close to Texas A&M believe the deal is close to being done, the assistant coach is still weighing his options, sources told Horns Digest Tuesday.
Texas head coach Charlie Strong has the intention of retaining Haley on his staff moving forward and matched the Aggies' offer Tuesday in an attempt to hold on to his assistant coach, according to a source close to the situation. Terms of the offer were not revealed.
As of Tuesday afternoon, Haley has neither officially accepted the job with Texas A&M nor decided to stay at Texas. And a personal matter involved will play a significant role in his ultimate decision, sources told Horns Digest.
These situations can change by the minute, but as of Tuesday, sources have indicated that Haley is legitimately torn between the two programs and has not reached an official decision.