Texas Longhorns Head Coach Tom Herman during the Orange and white spring football game at the Darrell K Royal–Texas Memorial Stadium on Saturday, April 15, 2017 RICARDO B. BRAZZIELL/AMERICAN-STATESMAN


Tom Herman picks seeing his old QB Cardale Jones graduate over meeting famous rappers

Posted April 17th, 2017


By now, you might know Tom Herman is a fan of rap music. But everyone knows he’s a bigger fan of his players.

So when the opportunity to meet two of the biggest hip hop acts came up, Herman put his former player first.

Next month, Buffalo Bills quarterback Cardale Jones is graduating from Ohio State University, where he played under then-offensive coordinator Herman. That same weekend Migos and Chance the Rapper are playing JMBLYA at the Circuit of the Americas, and apparently wanted to meet the Texas coach. But he had plans to watch his former player walk across the stage.


According to Fox Sports reporter Bruce Feldman, Herman told them he’d be busy.

Is anyone really surprised by Herman going the literal extra mile for a player? This is the coach who signed off on the craziest high-tech lockers for his new team, after all.

Jones, who made headlines in 2012 after tweeting he didn’t go to Ohio State to “play school,” now has an entirely different take on education. He’ll be graduating with a degree in African American and African studies. Under Herman, Jones helped bring the Buckeyes a national title in 2015.

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