UT's Tom Herman Fired

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Oct 21, 2013
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Career winning percentage:
Tom Herman - 71%
Steve Sarkisian - 57%

Estimates are 24M for Herman and his entire staff. #deadmoney One can almost get a whiff of desperation on UT's part.
 
Feb 15, 2017
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I think the "Herman's our coach" that Dodd put out a few weeks ago was just to wrap up their early signing class.

However, I bet this nixes any plans for Super Srs at uT. Who's gonna stick around for a new staff ?
 

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Hopefully that pressure cooker down in Austin doesn't make that guy fall off the wagon again. LOL they were acting like they were all in on Herman just the other day. Sark's head coaching record is not impressive at all. The AD in Austin with another brilliant move.
 
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Hopefully that pressure cooker down in Austin doesn't make that guy fall off the wagon again. LOL they were acting like they were all in on Herman just the other day. Sark's head coaching record is not impressive at all. The AD in Austin with another brilliant move.
I just don't understand the whole "hire Alabama assistants" mentality. I mean who wouldn't win a lot of college games with an NFL roster??
 
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Yurcich should have stayed on staff at Ohio State
I'm convinced Yurcich got sold a bill of goods to go to tOSU. When Day replaced Meyer he almost immediately hired Yurcich at $1.28mm (with incentives) instead of promoting Kevin Wilson. The initial reports were that Yurcich's title was yet to be determined, but the accepted assumption was he would coach QB's (Day's former job) and call plays (Days former job) given the huge salary. Soon it became clear Day was going to retain play-calling while Yurcich would coach the QB's and coordinate the passing game. I believe Yurcich was under the distinct impression he was going to call plays.


Initial report from Letterman Row
Ohio State officially announced the hiring of Oklahoma State offensive coordinator Mike Yurcich on Wednesday night as the Buckeyes new passing game coordinator and quarterbacks coach. The impending hire by Ohio State had previously been reported by Lettermen Row senior writer Austin Ward.

The Buckeyes beat out a reported bid from Tennessee for his services, giving new head coach Ryan Day an accomplished name for the first new assistant coaching hire of his tenure. Yurcich spent the last six seasons at Oklahoma State, where the Cowboys were routinely among the most prolific and efficient offenses in the country.

“I am really excited to announce that Mike is joining the Ohio State staff,” Day said. “Mike is not only an Ohioan coming home, but he is also an extremely talented coach who has enjoyed success throughout his career. His Oklahoma State offenses have been among the most proficient in college football and I look forward to welcoming and introducing Mike and his family to our staff, players and community.”

Later from From Letterman Row:
Multiple sources have confirmed to Lettermen Row that Mike Yurcich is expected to be announced as a new hire at Texas this week, leaving the Buckeyes after one season working with the quarterbacks and serving as a co-offensive coordinator. And while that move might seem head-scratching on the surface, multiple sources have indicated to Lettermen Row that the seeds had been planted for months and this wasn’t an unexpected development for Day as he prepared for the offseason after the Fiesta Bowl loss to Clemson.

Yurcich was in charge of developing Justin Fields, and the sophomore turned into a Heisman Trophy finalist in his first season as a starter. So, there can’t be many complaints about his work there. And his success helping designs offenses at Oklahoma State was undeniable and put him on the radar for Day in the first place at this last year. But multiple sources suggested there wasn’t a culture fit for either party, and a separation will probably help both Yurcich get what he wants as a play-caller and Day gets another crack at identifying the right guy for the Buckeyes.

.........As much as Ohio State works to make building the offense a collaborative effort, there’s certainly a pecking order when it comes to credit for the way the high-powered attack performs. Ryan Day is at the top of the pyramid as the play-caller, and right there alongside him is right-hand man Kevin Wilson — with those two continuing to push the envelope thanks to great chemistry and innovative thinking. Yurcich has had plenty of success leading an offense in the past, but he was never going to be a primary play-caller with the Buckeyes, which could have dampened his chances of getting a head-coaching job down the road. Taking over at Texas under another offensive guru in former Ohio State coordinator Tom Herman might not get him exactly what he wants either, but it’s not a surprise that Yurcich would take that chance back in a league he knows well.