Report: Texas to hire Herman as new football coach


Texas’ coaching carousel is moving quickly.

The Longhorns are expected to name Houston head coach Tom Herman as their new coach as early Saturday, according to ESPN’s Heather Dinich.

The move comes after athletic director Mike Perrin announced the firing of head coach Charlie Strong Saturday morning. Strong was dismissed after the team’s 31-9 loss to TCU, which marked his third losing seasons in as many years at Texas.

Herman is 22–4 in two years as the Cougars’ head coach. He led the team to a one-loss season and a Peach Bowl victory over Florida State in his first year at the helm. Houston also has marquee wins over No. 8 Oklahoma and then-No. 5 Louisville this season.

Herman won a National Championship in 2014–15 as offensive coordinator at Ohio State under head coach Urban Meyer. He coached as a graduate assistant at Texas from 1999–2000.