Houston gives fax machine Office Space beatdown post-Signing Day

BY foxsports • February 4, 2016

If you think Tom Herman's offense at Houston is a great example of his penchant for innovation, you should see how he celebrated finishing his first full-year recruiting class. 

Thanks to YouTube, you can. 

There's no debating the first year in Houston could hardly have gone better for Herman. 

Is this a great way to kick off the second or what? 

Fax machines are the subject of a lot of jokes every February, but recruits have had the option of filing electronically for a few years now. 

Herman told the Houston Chronicle only four of his 17 signees went the electronic route, though. 

"We're still a bit old school. We kind of like the drama a little bit," Herman said. "We sent them both a paper copy that they could fax and an electronic copy that they could email back.
"Most of the kids chose to fax it, because I'm sure a lot of the coaches are a little bit old school, too. And I don't see that going away too soon, but I imagine eventually it will be a dinosaur in our profession, as it is in every other profession."

Herman's class ranked No. 51 in the nation according to Scout.com, better than 17 Power-5 schools, including six from the ACC and five from the Big Ten. 

Five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver of Houston's Westfield High is the crown jewel of the class. 

He is joined by two four-stars in JUCO offensive tackle Na'Ty Rodgers and Bellaire (Texas) High School receiver Courtney Lark. 

Houston went 13-1 in Herman's first season, winning the American Athletic Conference and spanking Florida State in the Peach Bowl to close things out. 

On National Signing Day, he joined Stewart Mandel and Bruce Feldman to talk about recruiting, the College Football Playoff rankings and more.