Texas head coach Tom Herman celebrates senior day during a Big 12 Conference football game at Royal-Memorial Stadium, Saturday, Nov. 17, 2018. [Stephen Spillman for Statesman]

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Texas coach Tom Herman celebrates National Signing Day by shooting cameras the double-bird

Posted December 18th, 2019

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Perhaps it was code to a recruit who will soon be “flipping” to Texas or Tom Herman thought he had the No. 11-ranked class?

Whatever the reason, the Texas head coach decided to celebrate his 10th-ranked recruiting class by shooting the bird to Longhorn Network cameras early Wednesday, the first day of the Class of 2020 early signing period.

Herman was expected to sign 16 recruits Wednesday, headlined by 5-star Arizona running back Bijan Robinson and Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card.

After Texas’ 7-5 season, the three-year coach fired his offensive and defensive coordinators and subsequently lost a handful commitments, including Temple wide receiver Quentin Johnston who opted for TCU instead on Monday.

Texas announced the hiring of former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash as the new defensive coordinator Tuesday, who will more than likely hit the ground running when it comes to gathering commitments before February’s final signing day for the 2020 class.

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