Texas fires Tom Herman
As we begin 2021, one team has made a last minute coaching change. This morning, the Texas Longhorns fired head coach Tom Herman after four seasons. Herman was 32-18 during his time in Austin.
Herman joined the Longhorns after two successful seasons as the head coach at Houston, in which he led the cougars to a combined 22-4 record and a Peach Bowl win over Florida State. Prior to that, he was an extremely successful offensive coordinator at multiple schools--including Ohio State.
He seemed to be on track to rejuvenate the Longhorn program, but patience began to wear thin after regressing over the past two seasons. Rumors had been swirling about his potential replacement all season despite a 4-0 record in bowl games. Texas holds itself to a higher standard, and you have to think that was a factor in the decision.
The university will owe Herman about a $15 million buyout.
Herman should have plenty of options as an elite offensive coordinator, and it wouldn't surprise me if he got another head coaching job eventually.
Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian has been rumored as the potential replacement in Austin.