According to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports via Twitter, Ohio State quarterbacks coach/offensive coordinator Tom Herman will be the next head coach at Houston.
Herman, who helped lead the fourth-ranked Buckeyes into the inaugural College Football Playoff despite losing Heisman hopefuls Braxton Miller and J.T. Barrett and the impressive performance by third-string quarterback Cardale Jones in Ohio State’s 59-0 romp over Wisconsin in the B1G Ten Championship Game, became a hot coaching commodity.
The 39-year-old native of Cincinnati had earlier positions as wide receivers coach at Texas Lutheran University in 1998, graduate assistant at Texas from 1999-2000, wide receivers coach at Sam Houston State from 2001-04 offensive coordinator at Texas State in 2005-06.
Since 2007, Herman has coached quarterbacks and been an offensive coordinator at Rice from 2007-08 and Iowa State from 2009-11 before joining Urban Meyer’s new staff at Ohio State in 2012.
Herman will take over a 7-5 Cougars program that fired Tony Levine, who coached Houston for three seasons, and went 15-10 under his tenure. This past year, Herman won the Broyles Award for the nation’s top assistant coach in helping Ohio State become one of the top offensive teams in the country in points per game (45.2), fourth in the nation.
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