If Texas misses on Tom Herman, an NFL coaching legend is reportedly in the running for the Longhorns job Tom Pennington/Getty Images
FORT WORTH, TX - OCTOBER 03: Head coach Charlie Strong of the Texas Longhorns looks on as the Longhorns prepare to take on the TCU Horned Frogs at Amon G. Carter Stadium on October 3, 2015 in Fort Worth, Texas. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

After weeks of will they or won’t they, Texas will have an official decision to make after Saturday’s season-finale against TCU.

With a win over TCU, Strong could reportedly save his job. Otherwise, reports are circulating that if Houston’s Tom Herman is off the table, the Longhorns could target an unlikely name — ESPN analyst Jon Gruden:

If Texas does can Strong, they’d need to counter with a big hire and Gruden certainly constitutes as that.

Gruden spent 11 years as an NFL head coach, compiling a 95-81 record with one Super Bowl title (2002 – Tampa Bay Buccaneers).

Gruden has previously called the University of Tennessee a dream job, but we’d imagine the Texas gig could rank pretty high up there.

Prashad is the Senior Content Editor for Cox Media Group's He considers Muhammad Ali, Ray Allen and Paul Pierce some of the all-time greats. Boston is TitleTown, in case you were wondering.
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