Texas Longhorns Rumors: Texas Targets Ohio State Offensive Coordinator Tom Herman


According to a well-placed source at Texas, the Longhorns have targeted Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman as an ideal addition to Charlie Strong's staff.

While no deal is imminent and there's still no guarantee that Herman will agree to leave, Texas is weighing up an offer for the 38-year-old coordinator. Despite being born in Cincinnati, Herman has eleven years of coaching experience in Texas, and he spent the 1999 and 2000 seasons as a graduate assistant with the Longhorns under Mack Brown.

Herman's stock has skyrocketed in the past few seasons, and the proficient offenses he built at Rice and Iowa State caught the attention of Urban Meyer. Meyer brought Herman to OSU with him as his offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach, and when you see the statistics, it's clear why:

2011 (before Urban Meyer took over): 4136 total yards on offense, 104th in Division 1-A

2012: 5085 total yards on offense, 64th in Division 1-A

2013: 7167 total yards on offense, 5th in Division 1-A

It's unclear what kind of offer would tempt Herman into leaving Ohio State, but money has never been an obstacle for the Longhorns. At just 38, Herman still has room to improve, and Texas is determined to find the best possible coordinators out there - a key factor in making the transition to Charlie Strong as seamless as possible.


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