University of Houston

Texas gets its top target in Tom Herman

Tom Herman now gets his chance for a Texas takeover.

Herman, who coached Houston to national prominence the last two seasons, was announced as the new Texas coach Saturday, replacing Charlie Strong, who was fired in the morning after three consecutive losing seasons.

"Longhorn football has been - and always will be - a national power, winning and playing for national championships with great pride and passion, supported by an unbelievable fan base," Herman said in statement released by Texas.

Contract details were not immediately released, and must still be approved by Texas' Board of Regents. Texas still owes Strong nearly $11 million on his original...

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