Jason Washington is one of many new Texas Longhorns coaches who followed Tom Herman to Austin this offseason.
Washington is the ‘Horns new special teams/cornerbacks coach, and if you aren’t familiar with him here’s your chance to learn:
“Growing up watching Texas, watching the great players that have played here and also the great coaches that have coached here, I’m really excited to be able to wear the burnt orange,” he says. “It means everything to me.”
Washington called both his parents and his wife when he learned he got the gig, describing the call from Herman as “unbelievable.”
The San Antonio native plans to instill in his players great speed and change of direction, along with a great attitude.
Washington and Herman coached together at Texas State (his alma mater) and Rice, then at Houston and now at Texas, so they have a history dating back more than a decade.
“I love him to death,” he says of his boss. “First and foremost we will have a good time. We’ll concentrate on the little things and make sure we’re hitting all of those things, doing things right on a consistent basis.”
Washington says he looks for players who love to play the game. From there, speed, size and ball skills are of course important, but so is hunger and a desire to play for Texas.
“I think I’ll fit in perfect,” he adds. “I’ve grown up watching DBU. It’s a neat class and a neat group of guys that have come through here. That legacy will continue.”