It’s finally here. The people have spoken. Last week, SI.com unveiled a 32-coach, winner-take-all bracket to featuring candidates who have been linked -- at one point, in some way or another -- to the open Texas job. The idea was simple: Instead of having an eight-person committee conduct the Longhorns’ search to replace Mack Brown, the entire Internet would help decide. This is the holiday season. This is America. In the spirit of A) giving and B) democracy, we decided that your opinion should matter in shaping the future of Texas football.
The final two (and entirely hypothetical) coaches for the position are Art Briles and Jim Harbaugh. Briles led Baylor to an 11-1 record and its first-ever BCS bowl berth in 2013. Harbaugh is one season removed from a Super Bowl appearance with the San Francisco 49ers and recently starred in this commercial. Both boast credentials that would make Bevo proud.
Voting begins now and ends on Friday, Dec. 27 at noon ET. The complete results for the fourth round are listed beneath the poll matchup. Click on the following links for results from the first, second and third rounds, respectively.
Who should be the next ‘Horns headman? Vote below.
(*Note: This bracket has absolutely no input on Texas’ actual hiring decision. Well, at least none of which we’re aware.)
• No. 2 Art Briles (56.33 percent) over No. 3 Jimbo Fisher (43.67) • No. 2 Jim Harbaugh (51.46) over No. 1 David Shaw (48.54)