<> during the AT&T Red River Showdown at the Cotton Bowl on October 10, 2015 in Dallas, Texas.

Miami Herald: Texas coach Charlie Strong "indeed interested" in Miami job

A lot of people thought that Charlie Strong could be gone from Texas after a severely disappointing year this season. However, few probably predicted this would happen after the Longhorns started 1-4.

Strong has been rumored for the Miami job ever since the Hurricanes fired Al Golden on October 25. It appears the interest is mutual, as Strong may be looking to get out of what is becoming a somewhat volatile situation at Texas. While Miami does have its own issues right now, it is likely that Strong will have less pressure — and less competition in the ACC Coastal — than Strong currently has at Texas.

If Strong does not take the job, Fox Sports is reporting that the current "fall back" guy for the job is former Miami coach Butch Davis. Davis spent six seasons at Miami from 1995 to 2000, and he accumulated 51 wins over that time. Davis was also the coach at North Carolina from 2007 to 2010, where he was fired amid an academic cheating scandal.

Larry Scott is currently serving as Miami's interim head coach, and the Canes only have two more games left on the schedule: at home against Georgia Tech, and at Pittsburgh the following Friday.