A Texas Ex and former University of Texas graduate
assistant with deep ties to the state of
Texas, Tom Herman was named the 30th Head
Football Coach at The University of Texas on Nov. 26,
2016. He is wrapping up his third season at UT in 2019
and his fifth season overall as a head coach.
He has amassed 24 wins at Texas so far, the thirdmost
by a head coach in his first three seasons at UT.
Herman led the Longhorns to a 7-5 mark in 2019,
marking his third-straight winning season at the
helm in Austin. The Texas head coach has led his
teams to bowl games in all three seasons at UT and
in all five season overall as a head coach. Nine Longhorns
earned All-Big 12 recognition under Herman in
2019, with WR Devin Duvernay and OL Zach Shackelford
both collecting first-team honors. DB Brandon
Jones and OL Samuel Cosmi both were named secondteam
Herman led his Longhorns to a 10-4 mark, Sugar
Bowl victory and a Big 12 Championship Game appearance in just his second season
at the helm. The 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl marked Herman’s second appearance
in a NY6 Bowl Game in just four seasons. DE Charles Omenihu was named Big 12
Defensive Lineman of the Year, while S Caden Sterns was UT’s seventh all-time
Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year. In total, 18 Longhorns garnered All-Big
12 recognition, including four on the first team. In all, 10 players went on to an
NFL opportunity, including draft picks Omenihu and CB Kris Boyd.
QB Sam Ehlinger became the only player in UT history to pass for at least 25
touchdowns and rush for at least 15 in a season, while the Longhorns controlled
the ball and kept it secure in 2018. The offense ranked 22nd in the nation in time
of possession despite playing in the fast-paced Big 12, along with being 12th in
total first downs. Texas was also tied for 15th in turnover margin at plus-nine,
and tied for fourth in turnovers lost with just 11. The offense had a stretch of 295
total plays, including three straight full games without a turnover, leading to a
total of five turnover free games for the season. On defense, Texas continued in
its strengths of strong red zone defense, ranking 17th nationally, and stopping
the run, allowing just 131.4 yards per game to rank 28th.
In his first season at Texas, Herman guided the Longhorns to a 7-6 record
and a victory in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl over Missouri. Both
P Michael Dickson and S DeShon Elliott were named unanimous All-Americans,
with Dickson becoming UT’s first-ever winner of the Ray Guy Award.
Seven players were named All-Big 12 and 14 were named to the Academic All-Big
12 teams. Linebacker Malik Jefferson was named Big 12 Conference Co-Defensive
Player of the Year, defensive lineman Poona Ford was named the Big 12 Conference’s
Defensive Lineman of the Year, and punter Michael Dickson was named Big 12
Conference Special Teams Player of the Year for the second straight season. Elliott
joined the trio of players of the year as a unanimous first team All-Big 12 selection.
HEAD COACH TOM HERMAN
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