Texas Football: 3 reasons why Tom Herman should be on the hot seat

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Tom Herman, Texas Football

Tom Herman, Texas Football Mandatory Credit: Ricardo B. Brazziell-USA TODAY Sports

There’s not much backing right now for Texas football head coach Tom Herman after his team lost late for the second straight week.

After starting out the season 2-0 (1-0 Big 12), there were difficulties for Texas football but the overall arrow was trending up on the 2020 campaign. Texas head coach Tom Herman had his team ranked in the top 10 heading into their crucial Big 12 home opener back on Oct. 3 against stingy head coach Gary Patterson and the TCU Horned. Frogs.

There was a lot that the Longhorns could’ve done to beat the Horned Frogs two weeks ago, but nothing panned out in their favor. Even on their last offensive play of the game, junior running back Keaontay Ingram fumbled ironically both the ball and the game away on the goal line.

Texas wound up falling short to TCU by the final score of 33-31, after redshirt sophomore quarterback Max Duggan ran the ball intentionally into the back of their own end zone to bring the game within two points.

Heading into the annual Red River Rivalry game last weekend, there was still a real shot for Texas to bounce back and keep themselves alive both in the race to win a Big 12 Title and for College Football Playoff contention. The Oklahoma Sooners also came into Red River in a tough spot. Oklahoma carried a record of 1-2 (0-2 Big 12) into last weekend.

But Texas once again couldn’t get it done when it mattered late in a game, and they fell short in four overtimes by the final score of 53-45.

Now that Herman and the Longhorns have lost two straight, the fourth-year head coach is coming under a lot more scrutiny of late. Is there any shot that the Longhorns decide what to do with the coaching staff heading into the bye week?

Probably not.

But here’s a look into three reasons why Herman should at least be on a very hot seat heading into the Longhorns first bye week in the midst of Big 12 play.

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