With the news breaking Monday that Texas Tech had fired head coach Matt Wells, attention immediately turned to who might be next in line in Lubbock.

The name creating the most buzz thus far has been Jeff Traylor, the 2nd-year head coach at the University of Texas at San Antonio.

Traylor has UTSA sitting at 8-0 on the season and ranked No. 23 in the AP poll. He is 15-5 in 2 seasons with the Roadrunners.

The 53-year-old came to Texas-San Antonio from the SEC, where he was an associate head coach and running backs coach with Arkansas during the 2018-19 seasons.

But Traylor has deep ties to his home state of Texas.

He began his career as a successful high school coach, racking up a 175-26 record and 3 state titles at Gilmer High School before taking assistant coaching positions at Texas and SMU.

Expect the Traylor to Texas Talk drum to beat loudly in the weeks ahead, and it’s an idea that college football analysts and fans appear to be on board with.