Texas head football coach Tom Herman watches his team practice, Tuesday, April 4, 2017. (Stephen Spillman / for AMERICAN-STATESMAN)


Tom Herman cracks top 20 of college football coach ranking

Posted July 6th, 2017


Need a reason to feel optimistic about Tom Herman’s first season coaching the Longhorns?

Sporting News’s Bill Bender ranked 130 college football coaches ahead of the 2017 season and Texas’ first year coach landed squarely in the top 20. Herman ranks No. 18 , three slots behind his spot last year.

“We know you think this is too high,” writes Bender. His reasoning for Herman’s placement is hopeful, citing his 22-4 record as a head coach and recruiting ability, despite his first class being the lowest rated since 2000.


“Watch Herman do it sooner rather than later,” writes Bender of Texas recapturing “control” of the Big 12.


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