Texas Football: 4 best candidates to be next offensive coordinator

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Of the realistic offensive coordinator hires that the Texas football program could make in the wake of Tim Beck’s demotion, who would be the four best?

The Texas football program made sweeping coaching changes on Dec. 1, including parting ways with or demoting nearly all of their coordinators and a good portion of their position coaches. The coaching carousel started really churning at the conclusion of Week 14 of the college football season.

Yet, it seemed like of all the blue blood programs in the nation, the Texas Longhorns football program would have some of the biggest changes. The Longhorns made the significant changes in the afternoon of Dec. 1 to let go of third-year defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and demote offensive coordinator Tim Beck.

With all the coaching changes comes the discussion of who will fill all the voids. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman is likely to target about the biggest fish he can find to be his next coordinators. This might be his last swing at picking the right assistant coaches since he just finished his third regular season in Austin with a record of 7-5 (5-4 Big 12).

What made that record even worse for Herman was the apparent progress he made in his second year on the Forty Acres. He finished the 2018 season with an appearance in the Big 12 Championship Game, double-digit wins, and a triumph in the Sugar Bowl over the Georgia Bulldogs.

It looks as if the potential candidates to fill the offensive coordinator void is already happening for the Longhorns. I’ll dive deeper into what those two candidates that are favorites to land the Longhorns opening could bring to the table (LSU’s Joe Brady and USC’s Graham Harrell).

Here’s a look into the four best offensive coordinator hires that the Texas Longhorns football program could make after the demotion of Tim Beck.