Three years of Strong’s futility gives Tom Herman a big advantage. “But Herman has an advantage now. After three consecutive losing seasons, any sense of entitlement should be gone. Herman can usher in change, because the old ways just haven't worked.”
Why will Herman succeed when Strong could not? The powers-that-be want Herman but they really didn’t want Strong.
Shaka Smart has a new graduate assistant. “Azotam’s entrance into the Texas program comes at an opportune time for two of the Longhorns’ star recruits. Freshmen Jarrett Allen and James Banks, both centers listed over 6-foot-10, project to be a big part of Texas’ future and Azotam has the experience to take them under his wing.”
It’s good we’re rich. Texas has spent 54 million on football coaches’ salaries in three years. “Of course, a lot of the money being spent on the coaches will come indirectly from the deep pockets of the school's alumni and boosters. In addition, this amounts still pale in comparison to the roughly $120 million in revenue the football generates annually.”
The UH regents chair ripped into the Big 12 and Tom Herman. “It’s disappointing that the University of Texas — who wants to open a campus in Houston and said they would never do anything to harm the University of Houston, with all the football coaches in America, who said that they would stand up for us to get into the Big 12 and then didn’t even vote for us when they met with the commissioner and all the schools — had to come take our little football coach,” he said.