Texas head coach Tom Herman speaks to reporters during the Big 12 NCAA college football media day in Frisco, Texas, Tuesday, July 18, 2017. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

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Thanks for asking, but Tom Herman isn’t giving punter Michael Dickson his name back

Posted July 26th, 2017


Tom Herman joined the Rich Eisen Show on Wednesday, and the host had a beef with the first-year Texas coach.

It all stemmed from a tweet posted by Herman last week following Big 12 media days, in which he tagged three of the Texas players who attended and referred to Michael Dickson as simply “the punter.” Dickson had fun with it, quote tweeting with the retort, “Maybe I should let ‘the coach’ know punters are people too.”

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Nonetheless, Eisen opened the interview by pressing Herman on the issue. He wasn’t having any of it.

“At six plays a game, I’m not sure you deserve to be called by your first name,” he said. “When they graduate I call them by their first name, but until then they’re ‘the punter,’ ‘the kicker’ and ‘the deep snapper.'”

Dickson caught wind of the conversation and thanked Eisen for sticking up for him.

Eisen and Herman went on to talk about the coach’s background in TV, including his experiences logging video for “NFL on FOX,” and what fans’ reasonable expectations should be for the Longhorns this fall. You can watch the full interview below.

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