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HD TAKES A LOOK AT SOME OF TOM HERMAN'S LIKELY CANDIDATES TO BE TEXAS' NEXT OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR

First-year head coach Tom Herman has yet to name his offensive coordinator at Texas. HornsDigest.com takes a look at some of Herman's likely candidates to fill the Longhorns' vacancy.

TEXAS LONGHORNS OFFENSIVE COORDINATOR HOT BOARD

Tim Beck - Ohio State Offensive Coordinator

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Ohio State offensive coordinator Tim Beck is a name to watch in Tom Herman's search for the Longhorns' next offensive coordinator. Beck succeeded Herman as Urban Meyer's OC when Herman left for Houston after the 2014 national title season.

Stan Drayton - Chicago Bears' RB coach

Chicago Bears running backs coach Stan Drayton coached running backs at Ohio State (2011-14) when Tom Herman was there, and helped develop RB Ezekiel Elliott. Drayton served two stints as Urban Meyer's RB coach at Florida - from 2005-07 (part of a national title winning staff in 2006) and again in 2010.

Luke Wells - Utah State Co-Offensive Coordinator 

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Utah State co-oc Luke wells was the receivers/TEs coach at Iowa State (2009-12) when Herman was at ISU as OC (2009-11) under Paul Rhoads. In 2013, Wells joined his brother, Matt Wells' staff at Utah State as co-offensive coordinator and helped oversee the prolific career of Utah State QB Chuckie Keeton (2013-15). Wells was a backup QB at Oklahoma from 1997-99 and started his coaching career as a GA at OU.   

Billy Gonzales - Mississippi State Co-Offensive Coordinator

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Mississippi State co-OC Bill Gonzales was with Urban Meyer and Dan Mullen at Florida as receivers coach (and was part of two national titles in 2006 and 2008) before going to LSU with Les Miles as passing game coordinator/WR coach (and was part of LSU's 2011 national title run). Joined Mullen's staff in 2013 

Brian Johnson - Mississippi State QB Coach

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Mississippi State QB coach Brian Johnson served as offensive coordinator for Kyle Wittingham at Utah in 2011 and 2012 (at the age of 24 and 25 - then the youngest OC in FBS), before joining Mullen at Hail State. Only 29, Johnson, a Baytown product, coached Dak Prescott in Prescott's final two seasons at Miss State as Prescott broke 38 school records. 

Tim Brewster - Florida State TE Coach/Recruiting Coordinator

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Florida State tight ends coach and recruiting coordinator Tim Brewster is no stranger to Texas, having served as TE/recruiting coordinator under Mack Brown from 1998 through national signing day of 2002 (before joining the San Diego Chargers' staff).

He helped deliver many of UT's legendary 2002 recruiting class, including Vince Young.

Brewster is currently recruiting OT Walker Little, DT Marvin Wilson, S Jeffrey Okuda and LB Baron Browning for FSU.


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