Charlie Strong’s tenure was marked with heartbreaking nail-biters and heart-breaking blowout losses. After more of the same this season, the Texas Longhorns decided it was time to move in a different direction and relieve Strong of his head coaching duties.
Today, new Longhorns head coach Tom Herman did the same with the rest of the staff.
According to Texas beat writer Anwar Richardson, Herman met with former Charlie Strong asistant coaches before deciding he would not retain any of them.
Texas coach Tom Herman decided not to retain any of Charlie Strong's assistant coaches after 10 minute interviews with each person on Monday
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) November 28, 2016
Intent on changing the culture in Texas, Herman apparently didn’t find any of the coaches already on the payroll up to snuff.
The decisions come as no surprise, though, as Herman has already made it clear that he will be bringing over a large portion of his coaching staff over from Houston.
Joining Herman in Texas will be a number of coaches from his staff with the Houston Cougars:
- Offensive line coach Derek Warehime
- Tight ends coach Corby Meekins
- Defensive line coach Oscar Giles
- Special teams/cornerbacks coach Jason Washington
- Recruiting director Derek Chang
With all of these positions already filled, it left little room for any holdovers from the previous regime.
Herman will look to replicate the success he had at Houston on a much larger and competitive scale. He has now been given the keys to one of the premiere programs in the FBS and is seemingly allowed to make any personnel decision he pleases.
If Herman turns out to be something other than the savior of Longhorns football, he will have only himself to blame.
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