My take is this.... They, agreed or disagreed, found a hit for them in Larry Brown. I have seen all the lists that have been published, all talking about the OC of A&M, Clemson, Ohio State and others.... I think that would be a big mistake for SMU. Why? They couldn't keep them if they are successful. Yes, I'm not saying SMU couldn't come up with big money, but Dallas is still controlled by Texas and A&M. Just wait till the Aggies play at Ford Stadium in a few weeks.
With that said, they need a proven winning coach who has some age....and who still would create some excitement, be a good recruiter, and be able to communicate with the media. Our Coach Mac.! (I still wake up sweating at nights thinking an incredible offer will take Mac away from us).
I agree with many of you:
Mack Brown, I am not a UT fan, but really believe Coach Brown is classy. He has learned some lessons about Assistants, but would be loved by SMU Alums, the media, and would fare well in recruiting.
I know many of you laugh, but Mike Leach should not be ruled out. They see what are happening around, and his arrogance may fit some of the richer alums.
Dave Wannstadt may be of interest. And, we have heard that people have mentioned Larry Coker. I am shocked, that you include Coker and not Coach Mac (but thank heavens).
I believe (and I know we are not supposed to care), but if they go young, it will be short lived. That's ParksAndRecRick's thoughts on the issue....
...more importantly: GO MEAN GREEN!