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By Alex Kirshner

SMU’s is an interesting job for a college football coach.

In Dallas, the Mustangs are located on some of the country’s most fertile recruiting terrain. Texas produces about 14 percent of the country’s blue-chip recruits, and SMU has a deep (if severely scarred) football history upon which to draw.

On the other hand, Texas has four programs in the Big 12, one in the SEC and another, Houston, that shares the American with the Mustangs but could soon level up. The Mustangs are, at best, the state’s seventh-best-positioned FBS program. (Texas has 12, more than any other state).

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