Better coaching job: UT or USC?

Our panel debates Horns-Trojans, tabs UT's next coach and BCS title picks

Updated: October 9, 2013, 12:50 PM ET
By College Football Insiders | ESPN Insider

USC, TexasGetty Images, USA Today SportsDoes USC or Texas offer the better head-coaching position?

Week 6 of the college football season provided an extra-large dose of excitement. While highly ranked teams Ohio State, Stanford and Georgia narrowly escaped upsets, emerging contenders like Florida State and Baylor posted statement wins.

In contrast to the teams trending up are USC and Texas. Last week, the Longhorns barely avoided another loss in what has become a disappointing season. And if you believe the rumblings, Texas coach Mack Brown may soon be on his way out of Austin, similar to Lane Kiffin's ouster in L.A. earlier this season.

Between Texas and USC, which head-coaching job is better? Insider's panel of college football experts debates that and other big questions heading into Week 7, including potential successors for Brown, BCS title picks, Jameis Winston's Heisman candidacy, and the top games to watch this week.


1. Which is the better head-coaching job: USC or Texas?


Travis Haney: They're both top-five jobs, but I happen to think Texas is the best job in the country. When the biggest detractor is doing TV (i.e., the Longhorn Network), even if it's a lot of it, then you're talking about a great place. UT has limitless resources and lots of money, and you can handpick your players. It's unmatched in those areas. Texas could be a machine very quickly with the right hire -- even more than it was under Mack Brown.