After initially saying Tom Herman would sEmain coach From Texas Soccer program In mid-December, Longhorns on Saturday pulled his face and fired Herman after four seasons with the team. Texas will rent Alabama Attack coordinator Steve Sarkissian as a replacement for Herman, a source close to the operation told Dennis Dowd of CBS Sports.
The decision to move from Hermann came after assessing the strengths and weaknesses of the program, according to a statement from Texas. It comes just four days after the UT bombing of the Colorado 55-23 at the Alamo Powell Many young players shine During the game.
Sarkissian, in the wake of Rose Bowl’s No. 1 victory in Alabama 31-14 over Notre Dame No. 4, is expected to coach his final Crimson Tide match at the College Football Playoff National Championship on January 11. 247 Sports Chip Brown first informed Sarkissian that he would replace Hermann in Texas.
Although Sarkissian has worked successfully as an offensive coordinator for the last four seasons in Alabama and with the Atlanta Falcons, he has spent seven seasons as head coach at Buck 12, first in Washington (2009-13) and then USC (2014-15). Sarkissian went 34-29 (24-21 Pak 12) with the Huskies, leading the program to four ball matches in five seasons and the precursor to the success he achieved under Chris Petersen.
Sarkissian went 9-4 (6-3 Pak 12) by beating the pot in his first season at USC but was sent off five matches in the 2015 campaign after initially taking time off amid a battle with alcoholism. After completing his rehab period, Sarkissian joined Crimson Tide as an attack analyst and was promoted to the role of offensive coordinator, likewise before the CFP National Championship match when Lynn Kevin left the program to take on a coaching job at FAU.
Hermann owes $ 15 million to buy his assistants who have raised an additional $ 10 million in acquisitions with a total spend of just around $ 25 million to remove the soccer team.
Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte also issued a separate statement on Twitter, describing Herman’s expulsion as a “very difficult” decision that required “a lot of deliberation and a great deal of thought.”
Herman was 32-18 years old in four seasons in Texas, and only appeared in the Big 12 Championship Game once in 2018; Longhorns lost 39-27 to rival Oklahoma. Texas scored a 6-3 mark in the 2020 regular season, losing the Big 12 title match and falling short of pre-season predictions. Herman had one season of 10 wins in Texas with an average of eight wins a year.
The unfulfilled expectations resulted in rumors that Texas was pursuing former Ohio and Florida state coach Urban Mayer as their next coach. These rumors never materialized, and Del Conte released a statement On December 12, it was confirmed that Hermann was the coach of the program.
Sarkissian will be the third Texas coach in the past eight seasons as Longhorn’s side have struggled to find a replacement for Mac Brown. The program quickly switched from Charlie Strong (2014-16) and Herman (2017-20) after Brown had spent 16 years at the helm of the “Horns”.
Texas and Alabama will begin the home and home soccer series in 2022.