Who takes over for Mack Brown?

The Texas job is one of the best in the country, at any level of football. Tom Pennington/Getty Images

Mack Brown’s job status has been the dominating story in college football for more than a week in large part because of the waves his departure could create. But now that he has officially announced he'll resign, the conversation turns quickly to which candidates could succeed him.

Regarding how big those waves could be, we must, of course, note that one big name has been eliminated. I think for good.

Nick Saban will remain in Tuscaloosa, is going to be well-compensated to do so and said on Saturday that he "never considered" going to Texas. But many others would consider this job and would tell you it's one of the best in football -- college or NFL, mind you -- and offers plenty: good location, a built-in recruiting pipeline and deep pockets. Who could get the call?

Let's take a look at what they're looking for and who it could be