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.
"Migos & Chance the Rapper were gonna be here (in Austin) on Sunday, the 7th and wanted to meet me. I said 'No, I’m gonna be in Columbus.’
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) April 15, 2017
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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