Since this article was released, sources close to Texas and Georgia have confirmed that Searels will take the OL Coaching spot. RM
Georgia’s O-line coach Searels flying to Austin today
By Randy RIggs
The Longhorns’ lengthy coaching merry-go-round might finally be nearing an end.
The lone remaining vacancy on Mack Brown’s staff is the offensive line. And Hookem.com reports that Georgia’s Stacy Searels and his wife are on a private jet that has left Athens and is scheduled to arrive in Austin later this afternoon.
Searels declined comment at the Athens airport when a reporter from Hookem.com’s 247sports affiliate at Georgia asked him if he had accepted the Texas position.
Searels, an Auburn graduate who has coached at Georgia for four years, was mentioned early in the process as a possible replacement for retired Mac McWhorter because of his friendship with Will Muschamp, whom he worked with at LSU. But when the UT defensive coordinator left to be the head coach at Florida, Searels name faded.
Texas wants to fill the job quickly because several 2011 recruits are making their official visits on Friday. They include standout offensive lineman Christian Westerman of Arizona, who committed to the Longhorns but has wavered lately because of the departure of McWhorter. Westerman recently took a visit to Auburn.