Inside the Gameplan: Texas’ past, Herman’s present, and the Big 12’s future

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (Will Gallagher/IT)

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps (Will Gallagher/IT)

The Texas offense in 2017 is sadly familiarly incompetent. It’s been a pretty horrendous failure to be sure, but it’s not unlike what we’ve seen from the team at other points this decade. Obviously Tom Herman is a coach with an offensive background who was expected to rectify this. He won a national title as the OC at Ohio State after winning during the season with a RS freshman QB (J.T. Barrett) and then all of their postseason games with the back-up (Cardale Jones).

He then went on to Houston and cemented his status as an up and coming offensive coach by winning there with good offense led by Greg Ward, Jr. Here’s the offensive tradition that Texas has been building this decade and how Herman has fit into this disturbing legacy:

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