Report: Texas to hire Houston’s Tom Herman as head coach

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Texas will hire Houston coach Tom Herman after firing Charlie Strong on Saturday morning, ESPN’s Hether Dinich reports.

Herman was reportedly a finalist for the LSU job before turning down a $6 million offer and telling the school he was leaning toward taking the Texas job. The Tigers promoted interim Ed Orgeron in light of the news.

After a statement conflicted a report last Saturday and muddled Strong’s future with the Longhorns, he was let go on Saturday after going 16–21​ in three years on campus. “After thorough evaluation, the body of work over three seasons has not shown the improvement we were looking for,” men’s athletic director Mike Perrin said in a statement on Saturday.​​

Herman, 41, went 22–4 in his two years as head coach at Houston, winning the Peach Bowl last season. He returns to Texas, where he was a graduate assistant from 1999–2000.

– Kenny Ducey

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