The Houston Cougars couldn’t hire Urban Meyer, so they got his clone instead

via Houston Athletics

Urban Meyer obviously wasn’t on the market when the Houston Cougars went searching for a new head coach last December to replace Tony Levine. Instead the Cougars decided to hire the closest thing to Meyer as they could: Buckeye offensive coordinator Tom Herman. The Coogs hope Herman can recreate some of that Buckeye magic on Cullen Boulevard. Coach Herman says:

“People can say that I’m just copying Urban Meyer,” Herman said. “You’re damn right I’m copying Urban Meyer!”

An interesting stat from the article:

Herman is the 11th of Meyer’s assistants to become head coach of a major college program, a list that also includes Mississippi State’s Dan Mullen, Utah’s Kyle Whittingham and Charlie Strong of Texas. Nine of those coaches boast winning records and possess a combined win percentage of .613.

Check out the full article from The Wall Street Journal here.

One thought on “The Houston Cougars couldn’t hire Urban Meyer, so they got his clone instead

  1. “I was talking at our commencement about how we reward winners and I ended up getting a bunch of negative emails because I guess I was materializing success a bit too much,” Herman said.

    I like Coach Herman’s approach. Those who were offended by this lesson are probably the same people who find injustice in everything.

    Winners do receive more benefit than losers. Achievers benefit more than those who aren’t. The world can be a cruel place, but it is more survivable when people learn the value of working harder than someone else in order to achieve their goals.

    Keep it up Coach, and Go Coogs!!!

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