It didn’t take long for the Texas Longhorns to move on from the Charlie Strong era. According to multiple reports on Saturday morning, Houston’s Tom Herman has accepted the head coaching job in Austin.
I have confirmed, per a source close to the situation, that Texas will hire Houston coach Tom Herman. Release expected later today.
— Heather Dinich (@CFBHeather) November 26, 2016
It was long speculated that Herman would become the next head coach of Texas with the dismissal of former coach Charlie Strong becoming more and more likely. Earlier this week LSU made a pass at Herman’s services before deciding to promote Ed Orgeron to head coach; removing the interim from his job title.
With the announcement of Orgeron’s hiring coming earlier in the day, it became even more clear that Herman was heading to Houston.
Herman was a hot name this year because of his success at Houston. In only two seasons at Houston, he has complied a record of 22-4 and a bowl game victory. The Cougars were ranked to start the season for the first time since 1991 this year and climbed as high as 6th in the country. Herman has also never lost as an underdog since becoming a head coach.
He previously served as offensive coordinator at Ohio State, and now Herman will have the chance to cement himself as one of college football’s top coaches by restoring the Texas program to glory.
Photo Credit: Twitter/Tom Herman