Like all new coaches, Herman wanted to come in and let everyone know who was in charge. If you think he cares that he seemed abrasive he doesn’t. It’s all part of the process, and it’s no different than any other coach. Recall Strong telling the team, “you just got a good staff fired.”
There isn’t really any re-inventing of the wheel from one coach to the next. Their goals, and even the processes to achieve those goals are usually similar. You want to instill toughness, accountability, and order.
They all play mind games.