Texas fires Tom Herman

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Sark is doing fabulous in sobriety and a brilliant football mind. Great recruiter. Texas is crazy. 22-13 RECORD IN THE CONFERENCE and fired ! When is the last stretch we had where we won 22 of 35 in conference.
 

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Sark is doing fabulous in sobriety and a brilliant football mind. Great recruiter. Texas is crazy. 22-13 RECORD IN THE CONFERENCE and fired ! When is the last stretch we had where we won 22 of 35 in conference.
I think the larger issue is that their conference is kinda garbage outside a handful of teams.

I don't know if the gophers would go 22 of 35... but I think we'd see a different record if we faced those teams.


Even Herman felt they should be doing better...
 

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I think the larger issue is that their conference is kinda garbage outside a handful of teams.

I don't know if the gophers would go 22 of 35... but I think we'd see a different record if we faced those teams.


Even Herman felt they should be doing better...
Agree. Have to think we would be .500 against that schedule even though we play in a weak division.
 

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Sark officially new HC at TX. This is a great article from SI...

Work for Saban get big jobs. Thrilled for Sark. 25 million for the total staff buyout. Well when you have counties in that state with 75,000 millionaires and 22 billionaires funding for your favorite college teams comes easier.
 
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Work for Saban get big jobs. Thrilled for Sark.
I know a few alcoholics...sobriety doesn't always stick. But hopefully he's got it figured out. I'd be a little nervous hiring him just yet. I might give it a few more years before putting him in charge.
 

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That school's alum is delusional. $15 M buyout I believe. Rumor is Sark will be named new HC. Herman will get snapped up somewhere else.
Herman laughing all the way to the bank.
 

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I know a few alcoholics...sobriety doesn't always stick. But hopefully he's got it figured out. I'd be a little nervous hiring him just yet. I might give it a few more years before putting him in charge.
Same. Cool thing for Sark is he addressed the problems that triggered his drinking. Fixed his anxiety and faced his fears. He learned that he had a brain disease, then he adhered to what he was taught by the best there is as health care professionals. He is as likable as you can be. He has great support and contacts everywhere. QB guru with 1st line relationship with all the 7 on 7 guys. Hope he does great.
 

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I'm going to guess part of the reason is that Texas A&M finished ahead of them this year and appear to be on the upswing in terms of recruiting. They no longer play each other but it's still a rivalry.
 

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I'm going to guess part of the reason is that Texas A&M finished ahead of them this year and appear to be on the upswing in terms of recruiting. They no longer play each other but it's still a rivalry.
Part of it for sure but also known as ,let's say not the nicest guy.
 

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It was at gas stations iced in a cooler and they had the bags right next to it. Moving from MN it was a big shock. They also allowed smoking in the malls back then.
 

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Trouble with hiring someone like Herman as an OC is that he wouldn't last. He probably would take a head coaching job somewhere within a year.
 

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I'm going to guess part of the reason is that Texas A&M finished ahead of them this year and appear to be on the upswing in terms of recruiting. They no longer play each other but it's still a rivalry.
I think it had less to do with A&M and more to do with Quinn Ewers. We moved to Austin, temporarily, last month and you hear constant chatter about Quinn Ewers. He was their Trevor Lawrence. A&M is almost in the periphery here. It's more about UT and Oklahoma (who have a constant string of All American QBs).
 

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I'm not a fan of Sark. It seems he gets coaching jobs above his ability, so to me this is a strange hire.

I thought if Texas keeps Herman that he might keep building things there. This is a move in the wrong direction in my opinion.

Herman will land somewhere else and do very well.

Herman was hired the same off-season as Fleck. Those were the two top candidates that year by a long-shot, and it looks like we got the best hire in the group.
 

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I think it had less to do with A&M and more to do with Quinn Ewers. We moved to Austin, temporarily, last month and you hear constant chatter about Quinn Ewers. He was their Trevor Lawrence. A&M is almost in the periphery here. It's more about UT and Oklahoma (who have a constant string of All American QBs).
Yep, should have included Oklahoma in this as well.

My brother got his Ph.D. from A&M and my sister in law is a UT grad and the they lived in Houston for 20 years. Like you, I've heard plenty of Texans talking football. To them, losing players to rival schools, is, well, they should invent a new word for how it's viewed. Failure is not strong enough.

In any event, they now have a guy who's worked with some top college QB's so the expectations will certainly be high on that front.
 

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Tom Herman is Christobal Part II, head coaches who never should've been fired. How do you fire Herman to hire Sark? Doesn't someone Matt Campbell or above have to be the hire if firing Herman?
When was Christobal fired?
 

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I know a few alcoholics...sobriety doesn't always stick. But hopefully he's got it figured out. I'd be a little nervous hiring him just yet. I might give it a few more years before putting him in charge.

I think generally you can expect it ... not to stick a few times. But what happens next is what matters.

Alcoholism is a life long thing.
 

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OT loss to Oklahoma, that they easily could've won, and a 3-pt loss to Iowa State who won the conference.

And they handily won their bowl game.


Texas is the Nebraska of the Big XII. Yikes
They also lost to TCU
 

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Tom Herman is Christobal Part II, head coaches who never should've been fired. How do you fire Herman to hire Sark? Doesn't someone Matt Campbell or above have to be the hire if firing Herman?
I saw a tweet that read....."Firing Sark for Herman is like passing a Chili's to go to Applebees". LOL.
 

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By FIU, maybe the most ridiculous college firings of all-time. They had a transition year and the AD who didn't like him fired him.
They were 3-9 in his 6th year as head coach.
He was 27-47 (20-27)


maybe they shouldn’t have fired him, but calling it “maybe the most ridiculous college firing of all time” is possibly the most ridiculous thing ever said on this board
 
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