The coaching round-about gets nuttier the longer I've been watching. The talent pool just seems so shallow now. USC brings in Steve Sarkisian? Meanwhile, Washington is the BCS school to finally land Chris Petersen...I think UW made out pretty well there.
Who the heck will Texas get? Who do they even WANT? Their coach-in-waiting didn't wait quite long enough and is now at the helm at Florida. Jimbo Fisher worked out succeeding Bowden, but it really looks like Texas dodged a bullet by Muschamp leaving. The problem is...there's not much out there in terms of someone to handle a huge program like Texas. If I was a Texas fan, I might want Ed Orgeron or Rich Rod. Both risky, but there's no one available who wouldn't be a risk. The only surefire hit would be prying away Saban, Meyer, or Fisher...and it doesn't seem like that is even in the "so you're saying there's a chance" probability.
Three HUGE programs look like they'll be replacing coaches this year: USC, Texas, and possibly Penn State. What's weird is that with all of them...whoever they pick will seem like a disappointment upon hire, even if they do well down the line.
We've been REALLY fortunate or blessed or smart or something in our coaching searches. But if Meyer wasn't available...I don't like to think about it. I don't envy any school looking for a coach right now.