Tom Herman releases statement after getting fired by Texas over the weekend
Tom Herman has officially released his first statement after Texas cut ties with him this past weekend.
Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports tweeted out his statement on Monday evening via his Twitter:
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Tom Herman releases a statement. Short, genuine and no mention of bosses, board members or boosters. So about what would be expected. pic.twitter.com/jFJxNP8ieC
— Pete Thamel (@PeteThamel) January 5, 2021
Herman was let go from Texas after coaching the school for four years. His best season in that span came in 2018 when the Longhorns went 10-4 and won the Sugar Bowl. That was the game when quarterback Sam Ehlinger had the famous “Longhorn Nation, we’re back” saying when Texas won.
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After that season though, it went downhill for Herman as he was a combined 15-8 during 2019 and 2020. His overall record for the four years at Texas was 32-18.
It looked like Herman’s job was going to be safe going into next season as Texas rolled Colorado 55-23 in the Alamo Bowl but the university had other ideas. Shortly after they fired Herman, it was announced that Steve Sarkisian would be the new head coach.
We’ll have to see where Herman ends up next but a coaching break wouldn’t be surprising to see.
Herman was previously a key assistant at Ohio State under Urban Meyer, using that run with the Buckeyes as a launching pad to his first head coaching job at Houston. After a 22-4 record in two seasons with the Cougars, Herman made the jump to the Longhorns, but consistent results just never materialized.