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Texas Makes It Official, Hires Tom Herman

The Texas Longhorns make it official, Tom Herman is their next head coach.

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Almost immediately after the Longhorns announced that Charlie Strong had been fired, it was reported that Texas and Tom Herman had agreed to a deal. Now it looks like Texas is ready to make it official as they’ve announced Herman as their new head coach.

“The opportunity to come back to Texas is a dream come true for me and my family, and I can’t thank President Fenves and Mike Perrin enough for providing me with this incredible opportunity.”Tom Herman said in a statement.Longhorn football has been – and always will be – a national power, winning and playing for national championships with great pride and passion, supported by an unbelievable fan base. When President Fenves, Mike and I met late last night and into the morning, I came away very impressed with their unified vision and commitment to football, and I’m excited to be the head coach at the flagship university of the greatest state in the union. I am eager to get to Austin as soon as possible, to spend time with our student-athletes and to get to work.”

“While working as a graduate assistant coach at UT and earning my master’s degree, I learned so much about college football from mentors like Mack Brown and Greg Davis. I had been a Division III college football player with my only coaching experience at Texas Lutheran when I was hired and UT thrust me into major college football and helped build the foundation for my career.”

“I want to thank the University of Houston, the administration, the fans and especially the players for an unbelievable two years. My family and I will be forever grateful.”

It’s a big time hire for the Longhorns as Herman was one of the hottest names on the market and had been linked to the LSU job before the Tigers hired Ed Orgeron.

Herman is expected to meet with the media on Sunday in his introductory press conference.

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