Tom Herman talks to the media during a news conference where he was introduced as Texas' new head NCAA college football coach, Sunday, Nov. 27, 2016, in Austin. (AP Photo/Eric Gay)

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Texas regents planning Saturday meeting to approve Tom Herman’s contract

Posted November 29th, 2016


The University of Texas System Board of Regents is tentatively planning to hold a special meeting to approve coach Tom Herman’s contract at 4 p.m. Saturday, a university spokeswoman said.

The Associated Press first reported that a meeting was happening this weekend. No official agenda has been posted yet, as required by state law.

The UT regents must approve any contract that is more than $1 million or requires a multi-year commitment. Herman has agreed to a five-year deal worth more than $5 million initially and it rises to more than $6 million by the end of the term.


UT regents also usually approve assistant coaches contracts, but those may not be ready in time for a special meeting this week.

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