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Tom Herman Is Leaving UH for Texas

Update Date: Nov 28, 2016 06:50 AM EST
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Seasoned Coach tom Herman is leaving the University of Houston for Texas despite a seven-figure contract offer. (Photo : Bob Levey/Getty Images)

Tom Herman was the one who led the University of Houston to the best two-year run in school history. Now he plans to step down to become the new coach at the University of Texas. This one has long been considered as his dream job. He once served as a graduate assistant on Mack Brown's staff in 1999-2000 under the UT program.

Dana Holgorsen is a top candidate to replace Tom Herman at the University of Houston. She was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach for the cougars from 2008-2009. Additional candidates include former Baylor Coach Art Briles, Sonny Dykes from Cal's. Also included in the list are Syracuse's Dino Babers and Tulsa's Phillip Montgomery.

Additional candidates were the current defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and offensive coordinator Major Applewhite will also be considered for the job. Houston board of regents chairman Tilman Fertitta said that it is no longer a surprise since they already see it coming if ever an offer from LSU or Texas will be given. Tilman added that they already felt that Tom Herman would take it since it is two of the premier jobs in America and this is a hot coaching job right now.

Tilman Fertita also mentioned that it is going to be a tough decision to make. This is because many people want Tom Herman's job. Chronicle quoted the chairman saying making a decision on the next head football coach at Houston is not going to be easy. A lot of people want to be the coach the chairman added.

Tom Herman was reportedly close to a deal with LSU. The University of Houston still hoped to retain Herman with a contract extension offer. It will include a seven-figure increase in his compensation. Under him, the cougars went 22-4 in just two seasons and won the American athletic conference title. The team won a New Year's Six Bowl against the Florida state in his debut season as reported by ESPN.

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