Nov 30, 2013; Gainesville, FL, USA; Florida State Seminoles head coach Jimbo Fisher signals from the sidelines against the Florida Gators during the second half at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. Florida State Seminoles defeated the Florida Gators 37-7. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports

Report: Texas Longhorns considering Fisher, Briles, Strong and Franklin for head coaching position

It’s certainly no secret that all eyes of the college football world are on the Texas Longhorns’ search for a successor to Mack Brown to fill their head coaching vacancy.

With the resources that the Longhorns possess monetarily, it’s widely believed that they can have virtually anyone they want, from any program, throughout the country.

According to a report from the Dallas Morning News, the search committee is apparently down to four candidates that they have heavy interest in bringing into Austin.

Those four candidates include Jimbo Fisher of the Florida State Seminoles, James Franklin of the Vanderbilt Commodores, Art Briles of the Baylor Bears and Charlie Strong of the Louisville Cardinals.

The report also goes on to state that the source still wouldn’t rule out Alabama’s Nick Saban, although that seems rather unlikely at this point.

As far as Fisher is concerned, Texas would probably have to wait until after Jan. 6 and the Seminoles play in the BCS National Championship Game against Auburn to begin a heavy pursuit.

Franklin and Briles have been rumored names in the mix for quite some time now, and Strong is just beginning to pick up some steam, and his name should come up a lot more after his team’s dominant win over Miami in their bowl game on Saturday.

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