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.