TOM HERMAN – HOUSTON
Why Herman is a candidate?
Tom Herman has been the leading candidate in many Texas fans and big money donors’ minds for a while. A former University of Texas graduate assistant under Mack Brown, Herman is a bright, young coach in the industry and coaching at Texas has been considered Herman’s “dream job”, according to sources close to the coach.
JIMBO FISHER – FLORIDA STATE
Why Fisher is a candidate?
Jimbo Fisher was a coach the Longhorns were interested in prior to hiring Charlie Strong. Fisher has led Florida State to two college football playoff appearances in back-to-back years. Though the Seminoles’ season will unlikely end with a third-straight playoff run, Fisher has shown year-after-year he knows what it takes to win.
DABO SWINNEY – CLEMSON
Why Swinney is a candidate?
Dabo Swinney has turned Clemson football into a national power in his eight seasons as head coach. Clemson is in its sixth-straight double-digit win season with Swinney at the helm and could find itself in the college football playoff for the second year in a row.
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