Texas head coach Tom Herman finished the 2018 class with defensive end Vernon Jackson. (Nick Wagner)

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Source: Texas coach Tom Herman will hire Auburn OL coach Herb Hand

Posted January 16th, 2018

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Texas coach Tom Herman appears to have settled on hiring his new 10th assistant — Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand.

College football reporter Brett McMurphy tweeted on Tuesday that Hand would be hired by the Longhorns. A source later confirmed that Hand would be the team’s offensive line coach and co-offensive coordinator.

It’s unclear what Hand’s hire means for current UT offensive line coach Derek Warehime. The Longhorns struggled with depth issues up front this season and played without All-American left tackle Connor Williams (knee injury) for half the year.

Hand has worked at Clemson, West Virginia, Tulsa, Vanderbilt, Penn State and Auburn. He’s been with the Tigers the last two seasons. This season, the Tigers had the nation’s 26th-best rushing attack but allowed 2.6 sacks per game, one of the highest totals in the country.

Contact Brian Davis at 512-445-3957. Email bdavis@statesman.com.

 

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