The Texas football program has been working on a contract extension to keep head coach Tom Herman around for the foreseeable future and on Thursday, May 24, the the Texas Board of Regents voted to approve a new deal for the Longhorns leading man.
According to reports, the Board of Regents has approved a two-year, $13.25 million contract extension for Herman that will keep him around through the 2023 season.
“The message we want to send to our head coach, to the players on the team, to the recruits and Longhorn Nation is that we’re committed to Tom Herman as the head coach of Longhorn football,” university president Gregory Fenves said, via the Austin American-Statesman.
Texas is fresh off of a 10-4 season where they finished ranked No. 9 in the nation. The Longhorns fell short to the Oklahoma Sooners in the Big 12 Championship Game, but they were able to score a big postseason win over the Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl. It marked Texas’ first double-digit win season since 2009.
To add to the excitement building around the future of the program, the Longhorns picked up a top three recruiting class and find themselves ranked in the top 10 of a majority of preseason polls.
If all goes according to plan, we could see Texas’ return to glory as they contend for a spot in the College Football Playoff.