With recent talk of Texas AD Deloss Dodds attempting to renew his contract, one can't help but wonder about the logjam that it will create in Austin. HC Mack Brown was supossed to ascend to Dodds' position sooner rather than later, with his DC already lined up as his successor. Which brings us the curious case of Will Muschamp possibly being the Horns' understudy for a bit longer than he originally bargained for. The whole scenario got me thinking about a host of things–including the whole coach-in-waiting, coach-on-deck concept. With other CIW slots paying off recently–Joker Phillips at Kentucky and Jimbo Fisher at FSU, Muschamp, with this latest news, might end up looking like a wallflower at the Yellow Rose hoe-down. While the jury is still out on CIWs, I think that in the right situation, it can help bridge the gap for a successful transition–provided it's done quickly and you don't have an Al Haig situation arise. Recruits and your fan base need to know who the successor will be immediately, even if a retirement is announced in good time, and truth be told, most would prefer an orderly line of succession as opposed to the chaos of the great coaching hunt in a bear market.