Tom Herman figures to be one of the most coveted head coaches this coming offseason.
But according to USA Today‘s Dan Wolken, Herman had his eye on one opening last offseason. Per Wolken, Herman was interested in the Georgia job last year, which was filled by Alabama defensive coordinator Kirby Smart.
Georgia was not only willing to make that gamble, it did so aggressively and with great enthusiasm despite the reality that more experienced coaches were quite intrigued by the potential of the Georgia job,” Wolken said. “Georgia didn’t even so much as bother to pick up the phone and call Houston’s Tom Herman, for instance, even though his representatives had made it abundantly clear that there was interest.
Herman had just completed his first season at Houston last year, leading the Cougars to a 13-1 record and a Peach Bowl win over Florida State. Houston is 6-1 this year and ranked No. 11 in the country. Georgia is 4-3 and coming off of a home loss to Vanderbilt.
Herman has been linked to the LSU opening and the Texas job, should it become open.