Once again, Tom Herman has added a notable name to his staff, as former LSU and North Carolina quarterback Brandon Harris is joining the Texas Longhorns staff in a support role, per a report from Books Kubena of TheAdvocate.
Harris took to Twitter to confirm the report.
“Thankful for Coach Herman, he’s been a supporter of mine for a very long time dating back to his time at Ohio State,” Harris wrote. “The University of Texas has given me an opportunity of a lifetime to serve as such a special place. #ThisisTexas #family #HOOKEM”
According to the report, Harris will not be one of the 10 assistant coaches each NCAA program is permitted to have on staff.
An interesting dynamic with Texas’ addition of Harris is the role he could potentially play in helping the Longhorns prepare for their anticipated Week 2 showdown with LSU, which may very well prove to become a top-10 matchup.
Throughout his three seasons at LSU, from 2014 to 2016, Harris appeared in 22 games, completing 187-of-347 attempts for 2,756 yards, 20 touchdowns, and 10 interceptions. Following that three-season stretch, Harris capped his collegiate career as a grad transfer at North Carolina in 2017, totaling 346 passing yards, one touchdown, and eight interceptions in six games.
Harris also added 456 rushing yards and seven touchdowns on 131 career attempts.