Texas fired head basketball coach Chris Beard on Thursday after he was arrested following a domestic violence incident a few weeks ago. The athletic department will now begin a search for a new coach and, given the deep pockets the school has, the Longhorns should aim as high as possible.

Here's a look at five possible candidates for Texas.


Eric Musselman, Arkansas

Musselman is in his fourth season at Arkansas and has turned the Razorbacks into a legit contender. He's led them to back-to-back Elite Eight appearances, has a record of 85-30 (.739) and is now reeling in five-star prospects on the recruiting trail. He's at the peak of the profession right now, which is why he should be a top target for Texas. His personality and antics aren't for everyone, but the guy can flat-out coach and recruit.