Austin, Texas – Although flirted with the national championship coach three times Urban Mayer By Texas officials, Tom Herman He will remain coach of Longhorns FC in 2021, UT Sports Director Chris Del Conte announced Saturday.
“There has been a lot of speculation about the future of our football coach,” Del Conte said in a statement. “My policy is to wait until the end of the season before evaluating and commenting on our program and the coaches. With the end of the regular season, I would like to repeat that Tom Herman is our coach.”
“When I look at our football program now, I see tremendous youngsters and promising talents. Our sports students are developing, playing with their hearts. This year has been unprecedented for all of us, and we are all disappointed that we did not meet our expectations. Like many fans who follow. And they support our program, I can’t help but think about what it could have been in 2020.
“There is still more work to be done, but I am excited to see our players and the program take the lead.”
Texas (6-3, 5-3 Big 12) wrapped up their regular season on Thursday, when their Kansas match was canceled due to Longhorns’ COVID-19 issues. Utai TV announced Thursday that it has 23 players and 28 of its staff in isolation due to positive tests or contact tracing.
Hermann’s total record in four seasons in Texas is 31-18 (.632) heading for Longhorns Ball – likely either the Alamo or Cheese It Bulls on December 29. Hermann is 3-0 in the bowl games in Texas.
It was a tough start to the 2020 season for Herman and Longhorn after he barely escaped from Texas Tech with an extra-time win before losing two consecutive matches against TCU and Oklahoma to drop to 1-2 in the Big 12 match.
Hermann also angered his superiors and his fan base for failing to get his team to stand together for the traditional post-game play of The Eyes of Texas after losing an extra four hours to OU. At that point, UT managers began a conversation with Meyer that ended on December 6, when he told Meyer, who had won the national titles in Ohio (in 2014 with Herman as his attack coordinator) and Florida (2006, 2008), Texas that he was not told by sources close to The Situation by Horns247: ‘Not returning to college football training for health reasons (Meyer has an arachnoid cyst on the lining of his brain that is exacerbated by stress).
The song, The Eyes, which dates back 100 years, was heavily criticized during social justice protests during the summer due to its origins, which included being performed on campus in a 1903 art show.
Del Conte instructed UT coaches at their weekly meetings that student-athletes don’t have to sing The Eyes, but rather they need to stand together as a team during the song. After the OU disaster, Del Conte ended up speaking to the soccer team, and from that moment on, the team stood together for the eyes, and the controversy faded.
The soccer team also began to show improvement in victories over Baylor, in Oklahoma and at home against West Virginia. The 41-34 extra time win against sixth-seeded Cowboys at Stillwater was Utah’s first victory on the road to the top ten team since their seventh-place win in Nebraska at Lincoln in 2010.
Texas dominated its own destiny to reach the Big 12 title until it suffered a 23-20 home loss to Iowa (8-2, 8-1) on November 27 in a match that Texas dominated and led 10 midway through to fourth. quarter. A couple failed to make fourth decisions down – a fake kick late in the third quarter and turned down a 30-yard field goal attempt that would put Texas at seven in the middle of the fourth quarter – ended up contributing to the loss.
But Longhorns rebounded again the following week with a 69-31 win in Kansas. The win gave Texas a four-game winning streak over the Wildcats and represented UT’s second straight win in Manhattan, with Texas losing five straight matches before Hermann took over as coach.
On his return from K-State, Texas spotted three players and two employees who had tested positive for COVID-19 on Friday before the trip ended with testing on Sunday.