Tom Herman Is Failure At Texas, Says ESPN
Tom Herman is a failure at Texas, says ESPN.
Heading into this college football season, expectations were high for Texas.
Many thought that this would be the year when the Longhorns would finally emerge as a legitimate contender for the Big 12. The hope was they would build off last year’s Sugar Bowl effort was Georgia and turn into something truly special.
On paper, they seemed to have both of the essential ingredients necessary in a quality coach and a solid quarterback.
Unfortunately neither Herman nor Sam Ehlinger have lived up to expectations, and Baylor ended up having the season folks hoped Texas would have.
On Monday, ESPN college football insider Paul Finebaum got brutally honest about how Herman has done up to this point.
“There’s no sugarcoating it,” he said.
“Tom Herman has been an abject failure at Texas. That surprises me and many other people because I believed in this guy.
“I knew him when he was Urban’s offensive coordinator. I thought he was one of the smartest coaches around.
“Either he has failed doing the things you have to do or Texas is beyond salvage.”
Finebaum also took the opportunity to put the entire Longhorns fanbase in its place.
“Sometimes you have to factor in that you’re just not what you used to be,” he continued.
“The Texas fans are among the most arrogant, egotistical and elite fans in America in terms of their own self worth.
“And you know what, Texas just doesn’t matter that much anymore. How many times can you proclaim you’re back when you’re not back?
“They want to throw stones at Jimbo Fisher’s program and a lot of people will because of the record.
“But I promise you, Jimbo Fisher’s record would be a lot better if he had Texas’ schedule than the one he currently has.”
Regardless of what happens versus Texas Tech this weekend, Texas had a season to forget this year.
Will they be able to turn things around next season?
Herman better hope so, because if they don’t, he likely will not see another year.