It doesn’t seem likely Tom Herman will be coaching the SEC … at least in 2016.
Houston’s first-year coach has agreed “in principle” on a contract to remain at the university, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Joseph Duarte.
Herman was one of the popular candidates rumored to be in the mix for several coaching vacancies in the SEC, including UGA, Missouri and South Carolina.
After Mark Richt and UGA split ways Sunday, a report surfaced linking Herman to the Bulldogs’ opening.
Herman was reportedly in the midst of third-party negotiations to be South Carolina’s next coach, but eventually withdrew his name from consideration.
Additionally, Herman was one of the names mentioned in conjunction for the Missouri opening.
Herman has led the Cougars to an 11-1 mark in his first season as coach, and the team will compete for the American Athletic Conference championship against Temple.
Herman is seemingly destined for a second season at Houston — and a new, lucrative deal — while these three SEC schools continue their searches to find new coaches.