Nov 12, 2016; Houston, TX, USA; Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman is seen before playing against the Tulane Green Wave at TDECU Stadium. Houston won 30 to 18. Mandatory Credit: Thomas B. Shea-USA TODAY Sports
ESPN is reporting that Houston’s Tom Herman will be the man who replaces Charlie Strong at Texas. The Longhorns, after losing to TCU on Friday, went 5-7 this year. Strong’s three year record at Texas was 16-21.
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
Herman on the other hand led Houston to a 22-4 mark during his two years with the program. Prior to that, he was Urban Meyer’s offensive coordinator at Ohio State where the Buckeyes won a national championship.
As many others have reported, Tom Herman has informed Houston brass he’s leaving for Texas.
— Bryan Fischer (@BryanDFischer) November 26, 2016
His stop before that of course was in Ames, for three seasons as Paul Rhoads’ offensive coordinator. Herman coached Iowa State’s offense in two bowl games – the Insight Bowl win over Minnesota and a loss to Rutgers in the Pinstripe Bowl.
Herman is a free spirit, a fun guy and I could not be more happy to have him back in the Big 12.
This is going to be fun.