Longhorn Links for January 2, 2014

Dec 5, 2013; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Louisville Cardinals head coach Charlie Strong against the Cincinnati Bearcats at Nippert Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Weber-USA TODAY Sports

Here at Hook’em Headlines, we compile the best Texas news from around the internet every weekday morning. Here are your daily links for Thursday, January 2nd.

The Texas Head Coaching Hire: The Candidates for 2014 – Barking Carnival

The guys at Barking Carnival discuss many of the popular names floating around, including coaches like Nick Saban who appear to have already passed on the job. We’ll have our own analysis of the Texas coaching search this week and next.

Charlie Strong interviews with Steve Patterson? – Burnt Orange Nation

Charlie Strong has been a heavily pursued coach for the past few years. With Teddy Bridgewater officially forgoing his senior year for the NFL, perhaps now’s the time for Strong to make the jump from Louisville.

Mack Brown failed to deliver ‘no-excuse’ year for Texas Longhorns – Dallas Morning News

There is a multitude of reasons why Mack Brown’s final year leaves a bad taste in the mouths of Longhorn fans, but he’s the main reason for the high standards that exist at the school today.

5 way-too-early predictions for the 2014 season – SportsDayDFW

Some of these predictions seem plausible. However, it’s hard to see Greg Robinson leading a turnaround on defense.

Jason Hirschhorn serves as Editor-in-Chief for FanSided’s Texas Longhorns blog, Hook ‘em Headlines. He also covers the Green Bay Packers for SB Nation’s Acme Packing Company. Jason has previously written for a plethora of other publications including Beats Per Minute, Lombardi Ave, and College Hoops Net.

Topics: Charlie Strong, Mack Brown, Steve Patterson, Texas Longhorns

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