The University of Texas has announced this morning that they have fired now former head coach Charlie Strong and reports have surfaced that Texas has hired former Houston head coach Tom Herman as their new head coach.
— ESPN CollegeFootball (@ESPNCFB) November 26, 2016
According to ESPN,
The Texas Longhorns will hire Houston coach Tom Herman as their next head coach, a source close to the situation told ESPN on Saturday.
The announcement is expected to be made official Saturday afternoon. Herman will replace Charlie Strong, who was fired earlier Saturday after a 16-21 record in three years at Texas.
Herman’s desire to take the Texas job has been one of the sport’s worst-kept secrets. He has Texas ties that go back to when he began his career as a Longhorns graduate assistant under Mack Brown (1999-2000).
Overall, Herman spent a decade as an assistant coach in the state, including stops at Texas Lutheran, Sam Houston State, Texas State and Rice. He received a master’s in education from the University of Texas in 2000. He also has strong ties to the high school coaches in the state and landed the highest-ranked prospect ever to a Group of 5 school when he signed defensive tackle Ed Oliverfrom Houston Westside High.
Strong said Texas is in a good position to win next year.
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