Shaka Smart accepted the head-coaching job at Marquette on Friday, ending days of speculation about Smart's future with the Texas Longhorns. Smart's six-year tenure in Austin was a roller coaster right up to the final hill. He followed the Longhorns' Big 12 conference tournament title -- the lone banner Smart won in six seasons there -- with a shocking upset loss to Abilene Christian in the first round of the NCAA tournament just seven days later.
With Smart now entrusted with changing his recent NCAA tourney luck in Milwaukee, Texas turns its attention to identifying his successor in what will be one of the most coveted posts in college basketball in this carousel season or any other. ESPN took a look at the potential candidates at Texas, which will be making its second high-profile change this calendar year after firing football coach Tom Herman and replacing him with Steve Sarkisian in January.