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.
Seth Littrell, Bill Bedenbaugh, Arizona co-offensive coordinators: Also groomed under Leach at Texas Tech, their offensive philosophy strays from their mentor, yet has been successful. Littrell is a former Muskogee High standout (and, shhh, Sooner).
Jay Norvell, Oklahoma co-offensive coordinator: Don't know if his philosophy fits, but he could be seeking a job with play-calling duties. Josh Heupel isn't going anywhere anytime soon at OU.
Mark Mangino, unemployed: Mangino took over a Leach offense at OU and refined it with more run game, which is actually a better fit with the Cowboys. But would OSU overlook what got him ousted at Kansas?
Hal Mumme, head coach Division III McMurry University: Mumme taught Leach, so the ideology is there. But since some early success at Kentucky, trouble has followed him all along the way down to Division III.