Tom Herman has said that he is expanding the staff at Texas and filling it with people he trusts. Kenny Guiton fits the description to a T.
While no official announcement has been made, it appears Guiton — a former Ohio State quarterback — is set to join Herman’s staff as an offensive quality control coach. Guiton played his final two seasons with the Buckeyes under Herman and served as a graduate assistant at Houston last season.
Guiton is a Texas native who played at Aldine Eisenhower High School in Houston before heading to Columbus, where he came a fan favorite as a lifetime backup. He famously saved Ohio State’s undefeated 2012 season when he replaced an injured Braxton Miller in the final minute against Purdue and orchestrated a comeback. In 2013 he replaced Miller during a four-game stretch and set Buckeyes records for passing efficiency and completion percentage (68.8).
He even spent a year trying to make it professionally, bouncing around from the Buffalo Bills training camp to the Arena Football League.
Given Herman’s track record with quarterbacks — especially backups — and Guiton’s history as a backup quarterback under Herman, Texas fans should be able to rest easy knowing the Longhorns will have multiple quarterbacks prepared if needed.
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