Tom Herman’s job never seemed secure. Being the Texas head football coach in the long run with an average 32 -18 record at Texas and only one win over rival Oklahoma and a single New Year’s Bowl game appearance, after a 23-55 win over The Colorado Buffaloes in the season finale no one knew if it would last. On Jan. 2 it was formally announced by the University of Texas Athletics director Chris Del Conte that the school would part ways with Tom Herman after only four seasons.
“Decisions like this are very, very difficult and certainly not something I take lightly,” said Del Conte in his statement about the coaching change.
Later that same day it was announced that Texas already had someone in line to take the Head Coach position, The now-former Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian would be the next University of Texas head football coach, this was announced while Sarkisian and his powerful Alabama offensive team was heading toward playing in the National Championship which ‘Bama won in a 54-24 blowout over the Ohio State Buckeyes that Sarkisian was still allowed to coach in. To many, it was a surprise to see how fast the coaching switch was made especially with the Texas players as many voiced their confusion and concern over Twitter and other social media platforms. Many people thought Herman was going to be given another year to prove he’s the long-term head coach but that seemed to be a misconception.
Coach Sarkisian will be formally introduced as the 31st Texas head Football coach today in a press conference at 4 p.m. central time. In a zoom press conference, Sarkisian said “ I’m honored I’m humbled” to land the new job and told a story about how his father told him the Texas head coaching job is the best in the country back in 2006 when he was assistance at USC about to face off in what is known as one of the best sporting events of all time the 2006 Rose Bowl. But the question remains: is Texas back? Will this be the move that puts Texas back on top of college football?