Ever since LSU parted ways with long-time coach Les Miles, the public consensus was that Houston coach Tom Herman was the top fit to replace Miles in Baton Rouge. As it turns out, that may not be the case.
It has been rumored that the Houston coach, who now has two losses on the season to Navy and SMU after opening the year with a win against Oklahoma, may also be the top candidate for the Texas job if long-time SEC defensive coordinator Charlie Strong is let go by the Longhorns.
Benjamin Allbright took it a step further on Monday, reporting that “reliable sources” say that Herman-to-Texas is “all but official.”
Big rumor today is that Tom Herman to #Longhorns is "all but offical." Reliable sources saying what has been suspected for awhile now.
— Benjamin Allbright (@AllbrightNFL) October 24, 2016
Now, Strong is still the Texas head coach and there’s nothing concrete to indicate anything has changed in that regard. So, as mentioned in the title of this story, it’s nothing but a rumor at this point. Still, if Herman were off the market it would be a serious blow to the LSU coaching search that was predicted to include the former Urban Meyer assistant.
Of course, it’s also worth noting that LSU may not have much of a coaching search at all if interim coach Ed Orgeron, who is 3-0 in the role thus far, finds a way to finish strong against a tough schedule that includes an impending clash with Alabama next.