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Tom Herman Hired By Chicago Bears as Offensive Analyst

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Former Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman was hired on Monday by the Chicago Bears as an offensive analyst/special projects.

Herman was fired by the Longhorns back on January 2nd. The Longhorns fell short of expectations this season going 7-3 and missing the Big 12 Championship Game. But they rallied late with a huge win over Kansas State and then crushed Colorado in the Alamo Bowl.

Herman had a 32-18 record with the Longhorns the past four seasons, including a 4-0 mark in bowl games. The best season for Texas came in 2018, when he led Texas to a 10-4 record, including a 28-21 win over Georgia in the Sugar Bowl.


This will be Herman’s first NFL job. He started his coaching career as a receivers coach at Texas Lutheran in 1998, before spending time at Texas (GA) and Sam Houston State (receivers/special teams). Herman then spent time as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Texas State (2005-06), Rice (2007-08), Iowa State (2009-11) and Ohio State (2012-14). In 2014, he helped the Buckeyes win the National Championship and that led to his first head coaching job at Houston, before he turned that into the Texas job in 2016.

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