Tom Herman Asked About Rumors of Losing Job to Urban Meyer

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While Texas has won three games in a row, they’re still just 5-2 on the season. Texas is a program that expects its head coach Tom Herman to have the team in plausible College Football Playoff contention by his fourth season, but he’s not going to make it this year. No two-loss team has ever made the CFP. Overall, Herman is 30-17 as coach of the Longhorns.

It’s therefore unsurprising that rumors would link Urban Meyer to Texas at this point. Today, Herman was asked about such rumors by Anwar Richardson of Rivals. Max Olson of The Athletic shared the transcript of the question and answer:

This is an especially spicy storyline since Herman was Meyer’s offensive coordinator at Ohio State from 2012 through 2014.

Of course Herman isn’t going to answer this question that he’s concerned about his job security — whether he’d be succeeded by Meyer or someone else. You probably guessed before even reading it that he would say he’s concerned about their next opponent, Kansas.

It does seem like it’s about time that Urban Meyer returns to coaching, whether at Texas, USC, another college job, or the NFL.

Written by Ryan Glasspiegel

Ryan Glasspiegel grew up in Connecticut, graduated from University of Wisconsin-Madison, and lives in Chicago. Before OutKick, he wrote for Sports Illustrated and The Big Lead. He enjoys expensive bourbon and cheap beer.


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  1. It’s Year 4 for this arrogant prick, and he still thinks he’s doing a good job. I’m tired of our 4/5-stars losing to teams with 2/3-stars; that’s all coaching and development. And pretty soon, he will only be getting 2/3 stars; the 4/5-stars in the 2021 and 2022 recruiting cycles are dropping like flies. Urban is our only hope.

  2. The players think they can just show up because they are Texas and win on talent. The problem is that the coaches that Herman has hired aren’t developing players. His time is limited, fired the whole staff last offseason. He is losing recruits. He can’t beat teams he should. He will be gone after next season unless he wins the Big 12 championship and makes the playoffs. The boosters will run his arrogant ass out of town.

  3. He hasn’t recruited the talent they once had for that 2000-2010 decade level. May not ever again it was a perfect storm. They’ll discuss Saban, Tom Landry, Jesus, Urban, Vince Lombardi as candidates like they did when Mack and Strong were ran out of Austin.

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