Tom Herman speaks during the press conference in the Carpenter-Winkel Centennial Room of the Belmont Hall on Sunday, November 27, 2016. RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN

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Tom Herman hired: Longhorns welcome new coach on social media

Posted November 27th, 2016


On the same day it fired Charlie Strong, Texas hired Tom Herman to lead its football program.

Herman, 41, is the 30th head coach for the Longhorns. He went 22-4 in two seasons at Houston, and he was the offensive coordinator on Ohio State’s 2014 championship team. Herman was also a graduate assistant at Texas from 1999-2000.

Texas football players posted their reaction to Strong’s removal on their Twitter accounts this weekend, but they were also welcoming of their new coach. Here are some tweets from the Longhorns:


Freshman DB Kris Boyd

Sophomore DL Charles Omenihu

Sophomore OL Connor Williams

Junior OL Tristan Nickelson

Freshman OL Jean Delance

Sophomore OL Patrick Vahe

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