University of Texas athletics director Steve Patterson would like to have a new football staff in place before the end of the dead period on Jan. 15.
Patterson met with reporters prior to the Alamo Bowl, which will mark the end of Mack Brown's 16-year tenure at Texas.
Patterson said several coaches have expressed interest in the job, although "the guys we're talking to are not filling out applications."
As far as a timeframe, Patterson said: "We've got to be back open for business by the middle of the month once the dead period ends so we need to get it done before then. The coach has to put together a staff and be up and running, making sure we keep the recruits we got in the spots we've got."
Patterson said UT would honor all recruiting commitments made under Brown.
Another interesting nugget from Patterson is that UT is not looking to break the bank to sign the next coach.
"That’s not our approach, we’re not out to set a new threshold," Patterson said. "You need to be a good steward to the resources you have."
-- Drew Davison