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Texas to name Tom Herman head coach

Tom Herman proved himself at Houston and now will have a chance to run an elite program at Texas.

Tom Herman proved himself at Houston and now will have a chance to run an elite program at Texas.

Texas fired Charlie Strong and will hire Houston head football coach Tom Herman as his replacement, according to multiple reports, first by ESPN.

Herman has been the top up-and-coming coach ever since he helped lead Ohio State to a national championship just a few seasons ago as their offensive coordinator. Before the Buckeye won their championship he already accepted the job with the Houston Cougars, but the two years there only made him more of a priority for top-tier programs.

Texas is the top-tier program who is putting it all out there to get him, reportedly beating a very interested LSU program to name him their head coach.

In 2015, Herman led the Cougars to 15-1 record and victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl and finished No. 8 in the final standings. This year the Cougars were red-hot to start the season and were even being talked about as a playoff team despite not even being in one of the five power conferences. Injuries derailed the Cougars New Year’s Six Bowl hopes, but still a 9-3 overall record is something to be excited about.

Herman is ready to take over a top program. He’s an offensive innovator who recruits incredibly well and proved he could get 20-year-olds to buy into his system.

After three bad years with Strong, the Texas Longhorns are the ones to hand him the reigns of a powerhouse program.

Of course as is the same with every single hire, the move for Texas doesn’t come without risk. Herman has proven himself with a program at a high level and teams like Texas and LSU should have thrown everything out there to try to get him, but losses to unranked Navy, SMU and Memphis teams should be a little concerning, even despite what ever injuries the team was faced with. He’s average when it comes to clock management and his defense at Houston has been a worry. But he also isn’t working with the type of talent he could be recruiting at a place like Texas either.

The burn orange of Texas is as blue blood as college football programs come. It’s a true destination spot for every top high school recruit. His ability to recruit to a place like Houston should be exponentiated at Texas.

And as long as he wins, he’ll be beloved in Austin for ever.

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