SMU has targeted Marquette coach and Texan Buzz Williams.
It's unlikely that Williams, a Texas native who has led the Golden Eagles to four consecutive NCAA tournament appearances in his tenure, would leave for the Dallas-based school. However, sources have told CBSSports.com that the Mustangs are prepared to make a lucrative offer in excess of the $2.6 million per season that the 39-year-old Williams is currently earning in Milwaukee.
Williams has led Marquette to consecutive Sweet 16 appearances and has a 96-44 career mark since taking over for Tom Crean in 2008.
SMU is heading to the Big East in 2013, recently built a practice facility and is renovating Moody Coliseum.
The Mustangs fired Matt Doherty earlier in the month after six seasons and a 80-109 mark. SMU was 13-19 this past season.