Look, nobody knows what any of these coaches would or would not do. Arguing back and forth on what they will or will not do is kinda silly. There is no question that if Texas wanted to offer a coach more money then anybody else in the NCAA, they could do it. Texas IS the most profitable University in the country and they do have the most resources where that is concerned. What does that mean? Well, it means that they could outbid anybody if they wanted to but it doesn't mean that they could get whomever they wanted to, just on the basis of money. Here is what I think. I don't think Saban would come to Texas because he basically has it made. I also don't think Saban is going to the NFL because he doesn't fit there. Besides, Saban is 61. I don't really think that he is ideal for the NFL and I doubt he wants to start over in the NFL at that age. JMO but I think he's staying at Bama. I think Chip Kelly is going to the NFL and I think that will happen this year. I don't think he will come to Texas if he can be a HC in the NFL. Patterson just signed an extension with TCU so I don't see him leaving there but who knows? Briles doesn't fit Texas and he is a terrible Defensive coach. I don't think that's a direction Texas would go. Dantonio is a Big 10 guy. He has no connections to Texas recruiting and that is a big minus. I don't believe he would be a guy Texas would try to bring in for that reason alone. That only hurts you more against OU and TAMU in the recruiting wars. Muschamp is a guy who I think is happy at Florida but, he could be a candidate because Texas can offer him much more money to come to Texas then can Florida. There is no question about that. He is a guy that Texas would like to have representing the University and he would bring money the way Mack does. Not as much but in time, perhaps. Miles is another guy that would make a lot of sense at Texas IMO. I have already mentioned why in previous posts but would he leave LSU? I think he would for enough money. The opportunity at Texas is certainly better but would he leave the SEC? IDK. Jerry Gray is an interesting candidate. I would love to see him come to Texas but I don't know that he is high profile enough. Texas may not view him as such. Gray has never been a HC and that does not bode well for him IMO. Gray may be better suited, in the eyes of Texas, as the replacement for Diaz (should he move on and Mack decides to stay on). This, IMO, would be ideal. If you could bring Gray over and work out the same kind of deal you had with Muschamp but this time, provide a timeframe in which Gray can become HC, that would be a great situation for Texas IMO. Harsin might be a problem there but honestly, he's already looking so I don't know what the big deal there might really be? Brian Kelly would be a good get as well but again, you have the same problem there as you do with Dantonio. He's a Big 10 guy and that doesn't help with Texas recruiting. That's my take on it anyway.