Texas coach Charlie Strong is surrounded by his team as they listen to "The Eyes of Texas" after losing to Oklahoma State at Boone Pickens Stadium in Stillwater, Okla., on Saturday, October 1, 2016. Texas lost to OSU 49-31. DEBORAH CANNON / AMERICAN STATESMAN

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FS1’s Klatt: Coaching Texas is ‘the best job in America, period’

Posted October 4th, 2016


The college football coaching carousel has reached high gear a little early this season, with LSU’s decision to fire Les Miles and Houston coach Tom Herman’s name being linked to every possible opening.

After Texas’ 49-31 loss Saturday at Oklahoma State, the Statesman’s Kirk Bohls noted that head coach Charlie Strong could be another embarrassing loss away from losing the support of his administration.

The potential opening at Texas led to a lengthy discussion during the Tuesday morning edition of Fox Sports’ “Undisputed,” where Skip Bayless, Shannon Sharpe and Joel Klatt discussed what the Texas job opening could mean, and where the job ranks in the hierarchy of college football.


Klatt — who will call this weekend’s Texas-Oklahoma game alongside Gus Johnson — had the strongest words of the three. He called the Texas job “the best job in America, period.”

Bayless went a step further.

“This isn’t just the best job in college football, it’s the best job in sports,” he said. “NFL, NBA, you name it.”

You can view the whole 15-minute conversation in the video below.

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