The Texas football program needs a lot of help to pull things back together before the 2020 season comes around. But changes are on the way.
There’s a lot of coaching turnover going on in the Texas football program following the 2019 regular season. Head Texas football coach Tom Herman made plenty of adjustments on “Black Sunday” to the coaching staff, including letting go of and/or demoting both coordinators. While that was a necessary change for Herman heading into the offseason, the coordinator searches aren’t going that well so far.
The Texas Longhorns football program was likely looking for at least one home run coordinator hire. But the two early targets for the offensive coordinator opening to replace Tim Beck, USC Trojans OC Graham Harrell and LSU Tigers passing game coordinator Joe Brady, don’t have much traction with the Longhorns as of late.
And it’s hard to find any potential defensive coordinator hire that has any traction with Herman right now other than former Rutgers Scarlet Knights head coach Chris Ash. But hopes should still remain high, especially if the Longhorns are able to down the No. 11 ranked Utah Utes in the Alamo Bowl. That would definitely be a statement eighth win of the season.
A prominent national college football media member spoke his mind on the state of the Longhorns program and their coaching search, Joel Klatt, early this week. According to a 247Sports report on what Klatt had to say on Sports Radio 1310 The Ticket, he went in on Herman’s coaching search at the moment.
Klatt stated that “no, Texas is not back” and that there is “no guarantee coaching changes will work at Texas”.
He also had this to say about the Texas coaching changes and where the program is headed on this radio show.
Tom’s gotta find guys that not only he can work with, but that are gonna fit and they can recruit Texas and then, ultimately, play well right away. When I texted Coach Herman earlier today when we were talking about some things, I was relieved when he finished the text chain with an ‘Ok, Cool. Hook ’em.
There’s a lot to be optimistic about for next season, and in the midst of this Longhorns coaching search.
A lot of pressure fell on Herman’s shoulders this season and through part of 2018 to replace former defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. And it appeared that there were mixed feelings surrounding the demoted former offensive coordinator Tim Beck since he originally joined the Longhorns back in 2017.