Houston Cougars Set to Hire Ohio State OC Tom Herman, Huge Win For Both Sides
The Houston Cougars have found their man.
— CBS Sports CFB (@CBSSportsCFB) December 15, 2014
This is a great move for everyone involved. Although some fans like big-name coaches going to their school, Tom Herman had plenty of success at Ohio State. After all, he won the Broyles Award this year, which goes to the top assistant in college football.
You could say the offensive coordinator definitely did his job this past season. After all, the Buckeyes put up 45.2 points per game in 2014. That was good enough for fourth best in the nation. Houston wasn’t too bad in that department (29.3 points per game), but it certainly was no offensive juggernaut.
Under Herman, that very well could become the case.
Although Ohio State has been solid on both sides of the ball this year (and has Urban Meyer as the head coach), Herman certainly played a big part in the team’s success. For what it’s worth, the Buckeyes will be playing in the College Football Playoff this year, and still have a great shot to win the national championship — have to get by the Alabama Crimson Tide first.
Houston, on the other hand, finished with a 7-5 record.
Although the Cougars aren’t getting the biggest name on the market, they are getting a great coach to say the least. As for Herman, he gets to coach his own team. So, yeah, this move is definitely a win for everyone involved. Well, maybe not for OSU, who loses a key piece to the coaching staff.