There’s a pretty funny Friends episode where the oafish Ross tries to relive his college musical glory days when he “found his sound.” A bit hesitant at first, he eventually breaks out his keyboard synthesizer to play for the rest of the gang. A cacaphony of animal noises and simple beats befalls them. The piece culminates in the stereotypical movie sound of an explosion.
Hopefully Tom Herman’s ‘sound’ comes together a little bit more coherently as he looks to synthesize the positives of Mack Brown’s and Charlie Strong’s approaches while discarding the negatives. I feel confident he will capably marry those two approaches, but as we all know, conditions aren’t nearly as favorable in 2019 as they were in 2018.