Who should be the next Texas coach? Vote in the second round of SI.com's bracket

Friday December 20th, 2013

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Following Mack Brown's resignation last weekend, Texas has formed an eight-person committee to locate its next head coach. But in case you missed it, SI.com has come up with a vastly superior method: a 32-coach, winner-take-all bracket. After all, why limit input to eight people when the entirety of the Internet could weigh in? When it comes to opinions, more is always better.

Second-round voting begins now and will conclude on Monday, Dec. 23 at noon ET. The complete results from the first round are listed below the polls for the latest matchups.

So who will be the (completely and totally hypothetical) next Longhorns coach? Help decide.

(*Note: This bracket has absolutely no input on Texas' actual hiring decision. Well, at least none of which we're aware.)


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Ain't Played Nobody Division

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Bevo Over Everything Division

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West Is Best Except For Texas Division

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First-round results

• No. 1 Nick Saban (53.54%) over No. 8 Kirby Smart (46.46%)

• No. 5 James Franklin (71.28%) over No. 4 Will Muschamp (28.72%)

• No. 3 Jimbo Fisher (63.03%) over No. 6 Les Miles (36.97%)

• No. 2 Gus Malzahn (73.59%) over No. 7 Steve Spurrier (26.41%)

• No. 1 Charlie Strong (77.24%) over No. 8 Mack Brown (22.76%)

• No. 4 Bill O'Brien (55.78%) over No. 5 Dabo Swinney (44.22%)

• No. 3 Kevin Sumlin (61.74%) over No. 6 Al Golden (38.26%)

• No. 2 Art Briles (83.98%) over No. 7 Greg Robinson (16.02%)

• No. 1 Jon Gruden (81%) over No. 8 Greg Schiano (19%)

• No. 4 Chip Kelly (58.42%) over No. 5 Pete Carroll (41.58%)

• No. 3 Mike Tomlin (65.49%) over No. 6 Gary Kubiak (34.51%)

• No. 2 Jim Harbaugh (80.85%) over No. 7 Mike McCarthy (19.15%)

• No. 1 David Shaw (79.79%) over No. 8 Lane Kiffin (20.21%)

• No. 5 Pat Fitzgerald (53.54%) over No. 4 Todd Graham (46.46%)

• No. 3 Mike Gundy (68.27%) over No. 6 Chris Petersen (31.73%)

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