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Urban Meyer vs. Tom Herman Would Be An Intriguing Matchup, But It Might Never Happen Now

When Tom Herman was hired as Texas’ head football coach on Nov. 26, 2016, an extra layer of intrigue was added to Ohio State’s future home-and-home series with Texas, then scheduled to be played in 2022 and 2023.

Although the first of two scheduled matchups between the Buckeyes and Longhorns was still six seasons away at that point, it represented the potential opportunity for Herman to face off against his former supervisor, Urban Meyer, and his former employer, having worked for Meyer as Ohio State’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach from 2012 to 2014.

The intrigue for those scheduled matchups has only grown over the past year-and-a-half, as Ohio State and Texas have battled fiercely on the trail for recruits – namely five-star Austin, Texas wide receiver Garrett Wilson, who committed to Ohio State last month – and comments from both Meyer and Herman have suggested some discord between the two former colleagues.