Tom Herman officially staying at Houston, signs new deal

Tom Herman is officially staying on as the head coach at Houston.

Per’s Thayer Evans and ESPN’s Travis Haney, Herman has signed a new five-year contract with the school and has doubled his salary to between $2.8 million and $3 million a year.

Houston HC Tom Herman signed new 5-year deal this morning for approx. $2.8 million annually & includes $200,000 more for staff per source.

— Thayer Evans (@ThayerEvansTLA) December 4, 2015

Tom Herman now officially staying at Houston. Source says he signed new contract this am. Was expected to more than double salary, to $3 mil

— Travis Haney (@travhaney) December 4, 2015

Herman also raised his staff’s salaries by $200,000 a year and is more than deserving of this new contract.

The former Ohio State offensive coordinator led the Cougars to an 11-1 record in his first season and has a date with the Temple Owls in the AAC Championship Game tomorrow.

That said, even though he has a new five-year contract, don’t be surprised if Herman doesn’t stay on for the whole deal.

If he keeps Houston playing at the level it did this season, bigger programs are going to start calling a lot more in the next couple of years.

Kickoff at Houston is scheduled for 12 p.m. ET on ABC.

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