VIDEO: Texas Longhorns Fire Charlie Strong, Hire Houston Head Coach Tom Herman
By ESPN // November 26, 2016
Texas finished 5-7 this season
ABOVE VIDEO: The Charlie Strong era with the Texas Longhorns is over.
(ESPN) – The Charlie Strong era with the Texas Longhorns is over.
One day after a 31-9 loss to TCU capped another disappointing season in Austin, the Longhorns opted Saturday to fire Strong, who was 16-21 in three years at the school.
The Texas Longhorns will hire Houston coach Tom Herman as their next head coach, a source close to the situation told ESPN on Saturday.
The announcement is expected to be made official Saturday afternoon. Herman will replace Charlie Strong, who was fired earlier Saturday after a 16-21 record in three years at Texas.
Herman’s desire to take the Texas job has been one of the sport’s worst-kept secrets. He has Texas ties that go back to when he began his career as a Longhorns graduate assistant under Mack Brown (1999-2000).