In this week’s Golden’s Nuggets, Ced touches on a Bevo-related item. Here is his take:
On the arrogance of Tom Herman:
Tom Herman the Arrogant. Has a bit of a ring to it, huh?
The Texas coach was asked at his Monday media availability about fans alleging that he’s an arrogant sort who doesn’t particularly like critical questions about poor play by his team. Herman never addressed the arrogance question, but did address Longhorn Nation.
“I love our fans,” Herman said. “Mack Brown told me when I got the job that this can be the greatest job in America because there’s tens of millions of people that care very passionately about what happens with their Longhorn football team — and it can be one that’s difficult too for the exact same reason, because there’s tens of millions of people. But at the end of the day, the expectations that are put on us from the outside are never going to meet or exceed the expectations that we put on ourselves.”
So is he arrogant?
Heck yeah, he is. So are 95 percent of the head coaches at major college programs. Is Nick Saban arrogant? Is Urban Meyer? They all are but they have also won national championships.
No one ever said any of those men have to be Mother Teresa, so if Herman is arrogant as some believe him to be, then he isn’t the first. Besides, if he turns things around, wins nine or 10 games this year and then competes for a national title in 2019, then the same fans who don’t like his demeanor now will fall in line like those in Tuscaloosa and Columbus.
For the rest of Cedric’s Nuggets, including his thoughts on the women’s U.S. Open final and free agent wide receiver Dez Bryant, click here.
News on Bevo Beat is free and unlimited. Access to the rest of Hookem.com is included with an Austin American-Statesman subscription in addition to Statesman.com and the ePaper edition. Subscribe today at statesman.com/subscribe.