David Shaw, Stanford
Why he would leave: Despite it being located in the greatness of Palo Alto, Calif. all football coaches want to leave this locale. This is a hard job. Jim Harbaugh, Ty Willingham, Denny Green were the most successful coaches at Stanford since 1989, and they all left on their own to "better" jobs. Shaw is 34-6 in three seasons, and his resume may never look prettier.
Why he wouldn't: The only reason he would not leave Stanford for Texas is because he is not offered the job. He has not won a national title.
Les Miles, LSU
Why he would leave: He wins at LSU, but it's never enough. The man is second-guessed when he goes to the bathroom. UT is a better job. Barely, but it is.
Why he wouldn't leave: He is the most powerful man in his state who wins, and wins in recruiting.
James Franklin, Vanderbilt
Why he would leave: He is leaving as soon as he can.
Why he wouldn't leave: He isn't offered the job. He is 17-8 in his last two seasons at arguably one of the most difficult jobs in America.
Art Briles, Baylor
Why he would leave: He is a Texan who is in Texas and the chance to coach this program may be too great to pass for a man like Art.
Why he wouldn't leave: Loyalty to Baylor, and realizing he has the keys to his town and school. He can do no wrong. The buyout in the new 10-year contract he signed with Baylor is too great.
Gary Patterson, TCU
Why he would leave: See above on Briles, only GP isn't a Texan.
Why he wouldn't leave: Because he won't be offered the job. His window, if there was one, was last season.
Urban Meyer, Ohio State
Why he would leave: Climate, it's Texas, and the chance to make more money.
Why he wouldn't leave: Ohio State is a Texas of the north. It's a monster school with a giant enrollment and fan base. He owns the Big 10, too. He makes a ton of money in Columbus.
Jim Harbaugh, 49ers
Why he would leave: The chance to return Texas to national prominence. Money. Money. Money.
Why he wouldn't leave: He is a pro coach would rather coach ball than worry about all of the other stuff. He has plenty of money.
Jimbo Fisher, Florida State
Why he would leave: Money. It's Texas.
Why he wouldn't leave: He has Florida State atop the Florida food chain. He owns the ACC.
Jim Mora Jr., UCLA
Why he would leave: The chance to coach Texas. He is doing well right now at UCLA, but he knows he is in a USC town.
Why he wouldn't leave: He makes plenty of money living in SoCal, and has good job security.
The next coach at Texas will be: David Shaw looks pretty attractive right now.
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