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Report: Top Texas Longhorns Assistant Interviewing For Head Coaching Job

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The Tulsa Golden Hurricane on Sunday parted ways with former head coach Philip Montgomery. As such, the opportunity is present for an incoming coach to rebuild a program that has had mixed results in the American Conference. 

According Taylor Estes of 247Sports, one viable candidate is Brennan Marion. A former standout player for the Golden Hurricane, the 35-year-old Marion is currently a wide receivers coach for the Texas Longhorns. 

In her report, Estes revealed "Sources told Horns247 the opportunity for Marion to become a college head coach at his alma mater was something he wouldn't want to pass up if hired at Tulsa."

Marion has enjoyed coaching success at the collegiate level extending far beyond his time in Austin. Following a playing career that was cut short by injuries, Marion has coached in complementary roles with the Arizona State Sun Devils, Oklahoma Baptist Bison, Howard Bison, William & Mary Tribe, Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, and Pittsburgh Panthers. 

Other candidates remain in the mix at Tulsa, including Matt Wells and G.J. Kinne, according to KTUL's T.J. Eckert. But Marion brings intriguing potential to the role as a result of his former on-field accomplishments at the school and his coaching philosophy. 

Even before Thursday's report of Marion interviewing for the role, those plugged into the college football ecosystem were tabbing Brennan as a potential fit.