At the beginning of the season, and certainly after the Ole Miss game, Alabama fans might have helped Pete Golding pack his bags to find a new job away from the Alabama coaching staff.

That may be closer to reality according to a report from Bobby Burton of that said the Alabama defensive coordinator has become a “prime candidate same role at Texas.” Others are still in the mix. Earlier reports suggested Arkansas defensive coordinator Barry Odom and former South Carolina coach Will Muschamp were candidates for new Texas coach, and former Alabama offensive coordinator, Steve Sarkisian.

Golding came to Tuscaloosa after he coached defensive backs and was the defensive coordinator duties at the University of Texas-San Antonio in 2016 and 2017. Before Golding joined the UTSA staff he spent two years as an assistant coach at Southern Miss where he coached the safeties.

Before Southern Miss, Golding was the defensive coordinator and defensive backs coach at Southeastern Louisiana for two seasons, and previously was the defensive coordinator at his alma mater Delta State from 2010-11. He began his career as a graduate assistant at Delta State, and then moved to Tusculum to coach DBs.