I know this is going to get old over the next couple of weeks, but the banner running at the bottom of ESPN's coverage of the Alamo Bowl lists HCCS as one of the Texas AD's four primary targets to replace Mack Brown. The following is text from the sports blogger at the Dallas Morning News, for what that's worth. This is the price to pay for having a highly respected coach at a school trying to become a destination location. If we are fortunate enough to have Charlie spend his career here, we will be well on the way to accomplishing that goal.
SAN ANTONIO – Texas’ coaching search is beginning to take shape although no decision is imminent.
Two industry sources indicated Saturday that Texas athletic director Steve Patterson has begun to focus on at least a handful of candidates including Florida State’s Jimbo Fisher and Baylor’s Art Briles. Vanderbilt’s James Franklin and Louisville’s Charlie Strong are also considered to be in the mix.
One source still refused to rule out Alabama’s Nick Saban as a possibility, although that may be a long shot. Other candidates could also emerge. Texas is working with the search firm of Korn/Ferry International during the process.
The sources indicated that a hire may not come until early January, after the bowls. Florida State is playing Auburn in the BCS title game on Jan. 6, while Baylor faces Central Florida in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Day.
"Texas looks like they’re going to be patient about this," one source said.