Texas Head Coach Tom Herman has hired six members to his football staff, he announced Tuesday. The group includes four assistant coaches, all of whom have extensive coaching experience in the state of Texas with three being Texas natives.
It's not even December and Texas has its new head coach and much of its staff decided. That is very rare, and very beneficial to the big recruiting push that's about to take place. While that push is happening, the staff will have to get its bearings on the fly, as there is a lot of information to account for and angles to play. Of utmost importance internally is understanding the landscape, identifying the most important targets, familiarity with unique scenarios, and understanding the timing of it all, all while keeping the current commits in the fold.
One of the savvier political moves that Charlie Strong made at Texas was to tell the broadcast team for the Baylor game that “no matter who’s coaching Texas next year they’re going to be a 10-win team.”
Our first Inside Scoop of the Tom Herman era should be a good one. Things are about to be a little different under Herman, and we break down each detail. We also go into recruiting and what Herman's priorities will be in his first few days on Texas' campus.
As Tom Herman entered the room for his introductory press conference, he appeared to do all the right things. He greeted Edith Royal, the widow of Texas football great Darrell Royal. He greeted DeLoss Dodds, Greg Fenves, Mike Perrin, Frank Denius, and many other Texas dignitaries.
Tom Herman has been here before. Everybody wanted him, but he’s one of us. And when the hottest commodity in college football was introduced Sunday as Texas’ 30th head coach, it wasn’t just a promotion for the 41-year wunderkind; it was a homecoming.
You woke up to a lot of speculation that Derek Warehime will accompany Tom Herman to Texas. This follows what I've been hearing and writing. Warehime's an OL coach who came up the hard way - like Herman himself - and who has shown the ability to cobble a run-game out of limited parts, at least until too many injuries happened this year. More on the potential coaching hires at UT.