As Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman told it on Monday, having former North Carolina Tar Heels head coach Larry Fedora in the football complex every day helping with the offense “has been really beneficial to me.”
However, sources told Horns247 that Fedora is not expected to spend a second season on the Forty Acres. According to the report, Herman’s willingness to also hire Fedora’s son, Dillon, as an analyst was a factor in Fedora’s decision to take on a similar role with the Longhorns.
With Herman’s Monday press conference setting up the likelihood of changes on the coaching staff, one looming question surrounds the future of offensive coordinator Tim Beck.
“I’m not shaken,” Herman said. “Obviously in big-time evaluation mode of everything throughout our program. I’m not going to bury my head in the sand. It’s my job to make sure that we play to the level that is expected at the University of Texas.”
And that might include Herman relinquishing play-calling duties for the first time since 2017 and hiring a new offensive coordinator handle those responsibilities.
Fedora, the option on the current coaching staff who would make the most sense in that role whose most notable stint in that role came from 2005 to 2007 at Oklahoma State, is not a candidate to replace Beck, according to the report.
That’s because Fedora wants to find a job as a head coach again.
Considering that Fedora is a significant part of the collaborative game-planning process that has struggled to produce successful opening scripts and produced an overall offense that has regressed since its strong start this season — Texas has dropped from No. 6 nationally in offensive SP+ to No. 12 in the last four weeks — that’s probably a good thing for the Longhorns from a big-picture perspective.