Who would be next at Oklahoma State?

If offensive coordinator Dana Holgorsen leaves, who would take his place?
By John Helsley, Staff Writer, jhelsley@opubco.com Modified: December 15, 2010 at 10:13 am •  Published: December 14, 2010

If Dana Holgorsen leaves OSU for West Virginia, who stands to be the Cowboys' next offensive coordinator? A list to consider:

Mike Gundy, OSU head coach: Yeah, he's enjoying his new role of CEO. But when presented with speculation that Holgorsen might leave, he wouldn't completely close the door on a return to calling plays.

Doug Meacham, OSU receivers coach: He's been an offensive coordinator before and led some pass-happy, record-setting offenses at smaller schools. After observing Larry Fedora and Holgorsen, he could be ready for the step up with the Cowboys.

Mike Leach, unemployed: Wouldn't this be fun? The offense wouldn't miss a beat, although he'd have to be introduced to OSU's stable of running backs. Could be a tough lure away from Key West.

Lincoln Riley, East Carolina offensive coordinator: Another Leach disciple from their days at Texas Tech, Riley is only 27 years old. Still, he fits the profile. His first offense at ECU was highly successful. And he might stay a while.

Kliff Kingsbury, Houston co-offensive coordinator: A fast riser in the coaching business, Kingsbury is a former quarterback under Leach at Tech and a former aide to Holgorsen at Houston. In his first season as a full-time assistant, he's already an OC.

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