Texas Football: 4 best candidates to be next offensive coordinator

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4. Jeff Scott

Current Position: Clemson co-offensive coordinator

If the Texas football program wants to really go for the home run hire at offensive coordinator, then it would be wise to pursue one from a top offense in the nation in terms of efficiency. Going after a co-offensive coordinator that could assume his own play-calling duties could also be a nice added feature to this job opening with Texas.

There’s not much better that the Longhorns can do in terms of pursuing an offensive coordinator hire than one of the Clemson Tigers co-play callers. But where Texas needs the most help at the moment is with a wide receivers coach and offensive coordinator that is much better in the play-calling respect than Beck was.

Jeff Scott is a co-offensive coordinator under head coach Dabo Swinney, along with Tony Elliott, at Clemson. He is the wide receivers coach for the Tigers, and does a lot with the passing game. He was also a Broyles Award Finalist last season. Scott is responsible for the recruitment and current development of the Clemson star receiver duo of Tee Higgins and Justyn Ross.

The Longhorns also parted ways with former co-wide receivers coach Drew Mehringer entirely and demoted former fellow co-wide receivers coach Corby Meekins to an off-the-field role. Scott could fill both roles for the Longhorns. But it would take a ton to draw him away from Clemson, including a pay-raise that would have to eclipse $1 million.