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    houston we have a problem

    Texas will hire Houston's Tom Herman as next Longhorns coach

    Less than an hour after firing Charlie Strong, the Longhorns appear ready to hire their next coach















    Update: Texas will hire Houston coach Tom Herman to succeed fired coach Charlie Strong, a source close to the situation tells CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd. ESPN's Heather Dinich first reported the hiring.
    A formal announcement is expected to take place later on Saturday. Herman will be given a five-year deal paying him between $5 million and $6 million annually, according to Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman.
    Herman was reported to be the top target at LSU, but the Tigers announced Saturday morning they were removing the interim tag from coach Ed Orgeron and making him the full-time coach.
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    With Saturday's dismissal of Charlie Strong, all signs point to Houston's Tom Herman soon being introduced as the next coach at Texas.
    Herman's reported negotiations with LSU were leaked to the media Thursday, causing a stir in the coaching community as the futures of Strong and LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron hung in the balance.
    Orgeron reportedly being hired by LSU early Saturday clears the deck in Texas' pursuit of Herman. Strong was fired in the wake of a 31-9 loss to TCU on Friday.
    The Advocate's Ross Dellenger, who broke the Orgeron news Saturday, made sure to note that "LSU was deep in talks with Herman and [the] school believes his camp leaked the story."


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    Reports by @ChipBrownHD on Thursday were accurate, source confirms. #LSU was deep in talks w/Herman & school believes his camp leaked story.
    7:57 AM - 26 Nov 2016










    The impact of leaking LSU's interest was getting Texas to the table for Herman, who like many coaches has been interested in the Texas job long before these past few weeks in Austin.
    Herman has deep Texas roots, having started his career as a Longhorns graduate assistant under Mack Brown. Twelve of his 18 years in the profession have been spent in the state of Texas. His one-year playing career was spent at Texas Lutheran in Seguin, Texas.
    Herman's productive spread offense seems to fit a need at Texas and in the wide-open Big 12. He knows state of Texas recruiting as well as anyone. Earlier this year, he landed the highest-ranked prospect ever to a Group of Five school -- five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver from Houston Westfield High.
    There were reports Thanksgiving night LSU was zeroing in on Herman. However, when Texas lost to TCU, the school appeared to move quickly to go after Herman.
    When news broke Saturday of LSU's press conference, Houston officials hadn't spoken to Herman since the end of Friday's game at Memphis, a source told CBS Sports. That was an indicator to some of those officials that Herman wasn't LSU's choice.
    Texas' pursuit of Herman is expected to go down quickly. Texas president Greg Fenves reportedly was reluctant to let Strong go, in part because of his sensitivity to the lack of African-American coaches in the profession.
    Texas athletic director Mike Perrin was widely reported to be out of the hiring process.
    As hot as Herman is, there is skepticism among some coaches after a two-year head coaching career to this point. In that span, Herman energized the program and the fan base while beating Florida State, Oklahoma and Louisville. There also were troubling losses to UConn, Navy, SMU and Memphis.


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    LSU and Texas are known for meddling boosters. In the end, Herman may choose his better knowledge of those meddling boosters at Texas rather than those at LSU.



















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    Tom Herman has agreed to a five-year deal laced with incentives worth just over $5 million per season to coach the Texas Longhorns, a source told Austin American-Statesman reporter Kirk Bohls.

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    Texas source confirms Herman will receive a 5-year deal for more than $5 million a year with escalators to over $6M in final year of deal.
    1:36 PM - 26 Nov 2016









    Those numbers coincide with Bohls' earlier report that LSU refused to pay Herman $6 million per season — the number his agent requested.
    LSU athletic director Joe Alleva said Saturday the Tigers were not interested in a bidding war for Herman's services and it looks like that's exactly what they're were in.
    Charlie Strong was fired Saturday after this week's loss to TCU dropped him to 16-21 overall during three seasons at Texas.

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    Houston will probably lose at least their offensive coordinator also with Major Applewhite being a former Longhorn himself.

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    Would be interesting if the Cougars brought Art Briles back. After he severely damaged his reputation at Baylor, if he kept Houston relevant in the standings, he might hang around a lot longer this time.

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    Nothing special

    No defense coach

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    Thanks for that link on SUV's chico.

    JJ never cares for coaching

    I shouldn't have posted today on this topic now that a deal is already done. Time to get to work Horns, start kidnapping some players and lets go!! kidding of course
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    Houston president Renu Khator on Dec. 16, 2016, "The winning is defined at University of Houston as 10 and 2. We'll fire coaches at 8 and 4."

    Major Applewhite's records:
    2017: 7-5
    2018: 8-4

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr KLC View Post
    Houston president Renu Khator on Dec. 16, 2016, "The winning is defined at University of Houston as 10 and 2. We'll fire coaches at 8 and 4."

    Major Applewhite's records:
    2017: 7-5
    2018: 8-4
    in that conference they should be happy. But i'm very happy with cincy's coach. Just hope ohio state doesn't want him back.

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    Ed Oliver says his injured knee got "rolled up" in the first half today during the loss to Memphis. Could have played in the 2nd half and was going to in certain situations, but those plays were never called. As for the bowl game, Ed says right now he expects to play.

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