Texas coach Tom Herman looks on as his team runs through drills during spring practice at the Frank Denius practice fields in Austin Wednesday, April 3, 2019 [RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN]

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Texas coach Tom Herman to receive two-year extension, pushing his deal to 2023

UT regents must approve Herman's new contract at next week's meeting

Posted May 17th, 2019

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Texas coach Tom Herman is scheduled to receive a two-year contract extension after a successful 10-win season capped by a Sugar Bowl victory.

The UT System Board of Regents is scheduled to vote on a new agreement for Herman at next week’s meeting. Herman’s new deal was outlined in the regents agenda book posted late Friday.

Herman’s current deal runs through 2021. Under the new contract, Herman would not receive a pay raise but get two years tacked onto the back end. The coach would receive $6.5 million for 2022 and $6.750 million for 2023.

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No UT official wanted to comment about the extension until the UT regents vote. Typically, Texas administrators do not like to speak about issues going before the regents.

Herman went 7-6 in his first season with the Longhorns in 2017. The program took a considerable step forward in 2018 when Texas reached the Big 12 championship game and then defeated then-No. 5 Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. It was UT’s first 10-win season since 2009.

Also, the UT regents are scheduled to finalize new contracts for assistants Jason Washington and Corby Meekins. Washington will get a 12-percent pay raise and receive $310,000 for the 2019 and 2020 seasons. Meekins will receive $290,000 for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.

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

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