Sports Illustrated unveils Texas Longhorns coaching bracket

Nov 10, 2012; Austin, TX, USA; Texas Longhorns helmet featuring a DKR logo in honor of former head coach Darrell Royal before a game against the Iowa State Cyclones at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

If there is one sports story that will dominate the college football world, it will be the Texas Longhorns coaching search. We have all heard the Nick Saban to Texas rumors that have now been put to rest, but that hasn’t stopped the Longhorns from going after some of the top available names.

From Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart to a Super Bowl winning head coach Jon Gruden and a number of other NFL coaches, the Texas Longhorns coaching wish list reads like a who’s who of current coaches and coordinators.

Unfortunately for the Longhorns, only one man will earn the job and that will leave at least a few of the fans upset.

In the spirit of finding a new head coach, our friends over at Sports Illustrated have assembled a bracket that lists a number of Texas candidates. If you are looking to have some fun, print one out and attempt to follow along the news cycle or make your own predictions by trying to determine the winner:

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[Via Sports Illustrated]

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