Fourth-year Texas football head coach Tom Herman is having trouble getting the best out of most of his players through four games this season.
There’s a lot of turmoil it seems within the Texas football program and with fourth-year head coach Tom Herman heading into the bye week. This is the first bye week in the midst of the Big 12 slate for Texas so far in the 2020 regular season, and it must be difficult for this team to have to wait patiently for their next opportunity to rebound following a tough two loss start.
A lot of promise was there for Herman and the Longhorns after escaping Lubbock in their Big 12 opener against head coach Matt Wells and the Texas Tech Red Raiders with two straight wins. Texas upended the UTEP Miners in their season opener back on Sep. 12, and then avoided the upset on the road on Sep. 26 at the hands of Texas Tech.
Texas still held a top 10 ranking in both major polls heading into their Big 12 home opener on Oct. 3 against the TCU Horned Frogs. But in the second half against TCU is where it really started to come off the rails for the Longhorns. The two wins for Texas this season won’t give the program all that high of marks either.
With Texas coming under another potential midseason struggle in the midst of the Big 12 slate, there’s a lot of pressure mounting on Herman’s shoulders in this bye week. The whispers turned into shouts and outcries for the Longhorns to potentially explore other coaching options in the very near future if Herman doesn’t right the ship immediately out of the bye week.
A few players have suffered too under Herman this year as this team has continued to struggle. Here’s a look at three Longhorns players in particular that are worst off under Herman so far this year.