USA Today did the hard work for us in understanding Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman’s buyout as of Dec. 1 if school officials eventually opt to move on without him.
From 247Sports: “Herman’s buyout [would be] $15,416,667. Herman is 27-17 overall and 18-12 in conference play as Texas’ head coach. Kirk Bohls of the Austin American-Statesman wrote in his weekly column that Herman needs a huge finish to the season to keep his job.”
WHAT THE WISE MEN ARE SAYING ABOUT THE LONGHORNS
Austin American-Statesman: Whys of Texas: Once-forgotten mailbag now overflowing over ‘The Eyes,’ penalties and Tom Herman
247Sports: The Insider: Eyes of Texas debacle raises stakes for Tom Herman
247Sports: Staff: Can Texas prevent 2020 from being a disappointing season?
ICYMI IN BURNT ORANGE NATION
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas offers 2023 WR Chase Hendricks
Burnt Orange Nation: Texas offers 4-star West Virginia WR commit Kaden Prather
Austin American-Statesman: Longhorn Confidential: Is Texas in trouble when it comes to recruiting?
BIG 12 BREAKDOWN
Our Daily Bears: How Baylor basketball became no. 1: Adaptability and avoiding the success trap
Frogs O’ War: Gary Patterson is college football’s 9th highest-paid coach in 2020
Crimson and Cream Machine: Oklahoma Football: Case studies in game management
Cowboys Ride for Free: Football Recruiting: The state of Oklahoma State’s offensive line for 2021 class
The Smoking Musket: West Virginia, Pitt Push Backyard Brawl series to start 2021-2022 season
Rock Chalk Talk: Les Miles wants to coach Saturday despite COVID-19 diagnosis
WHAT WE’RE READING
SBNation: How the pandemic gave Adam Amin a glimpse into the future of broadcasting
NEWS ACROSS THE LONGHORN REPUBLIC AND BEYOND
- Texas basketball alum Lynn Howden passed away earlier this week, the Austin American-Statesman reports. Howden still holds the school’s single-game rebounding record (24.)
- The American Airlines Center in Dallas will host the NCAA men’s basketball regional in 2024, the Dallas Morning News reports. From the Morning News: “American Airlines Center will be the host for the Sweet 16 and Elite Eight games on March 29 and 31, 2024. It will be the first time that the area has hosted a regional final that was not connected to a Final Four bid. North Texas last hosted a regional final in 2013, the year before the Final Four was played at AT&T Stadium.”