Texas fires head coach Tom Herman
Tom Herman had a winning record with the Longhorns, but it still wasn’t enough to save his job at Texas.
Herman arrived at Austin in 2017 and posted a 32-18 record during his four seasons with the Longhorns. He never lost a bowl game, going 4-0 in the postseason, but Herman also failed to win a Big 12 championship and appeared in just one New Year’s Six bowl.
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Here is the statement released by the school:
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— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) January 2, 2021
According to Pete Thamel with Yahoo! Sports, Herman will be owed $15 million and his staff will receive close to $24 million:
Texas has fired Tom Herman. Will owe him $15 million and the staff nearly $24 million.
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 2, 2021
With the ex-Urban Meyer assistant getting let go, there was the potential for more Meyer to Texas rumors to begin to swirl, even with Meyer reportedly turning down the job earlier in the year. However, Chip Brown with 247 Sports is reporting that the next head coach of the Longhorns will come from Nick Saban’s Alabama staff.
According to Brown, Crimson Tide offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian is set to be named Texas’ next head coach:
— Chip Brown (@ChipBrown247) January 2, 2021