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When the Texas Longhorns hired Tom Herman in 2017, it seemed like a home-run for the program. After a disappointing stint under Charlie Strong, Texas was desperate to find somebody to turn their fortunes around.
Fast forward three years later and Herman was fired. Despite accumulating a record of 32-18, which included a 4-0 bowl record, those in charge didn’t like the direction of the program.
Now Herman is an offensive analyst for the Chicago Bears, and likely looking for another opportunity to be a head coach.
This is why he is our latest candidate to replace Neal Brown should WVU make a change at the end of the season.
The #2 best candidate to replace Neal Brown at #WVU. pic.twitter.com/FY4N2yg5zs
— The Voice of Morgantown (@voicemorgantown) November 4, 2022
Though many WVU fans do not like Herman, there is no doubt that he is a winner. He can build programs quickly, and always has his team ready to play. In six seasons as a head coach, he has compiled a 54-22 record.
That’s what the Mountaineers need right now – a winner. They need Herman’s experience in the Big 12, and his great success on the recruiting trail.
If Shane Lyons can somehow pry Herman away from the Bears, this would be an incredible step in the right direction for WVU.