Tom Herman was fired after a 7-3 season at Texas in 2020, and now works as an offensive analyst for the Chicago Bears and it sounds like he wants to keep it that way. According to a tweet from Andy Staples of The Athletic, Herman is happy in the NFL and his preference is to remain in the league, regardless of the rumors surrounding his name being linked to head coaching or coordinator jobs at the college level.
It would be hard to blame Herman if this is what he plans to do, as the pressure on an offensive analyst is nowhere near what he was used to getting on Saturdays in Austin. Speaking of Texas, they are still paying the buyout for letting Herman go last year.
Anwar Richardson of Rivals.com put it best in a post on Twitter when he said:
“Tom Herman can return to the stress of being a college football coach or have UT pay him $6,500,000 in 2022 and $6,750,000 in 2023 ($13.25 million) to hang out in Chicago, work as an analyst, and spend weekends with his family.”
That sounds like a pretty easy decision if I’m Herman and if he does get the itch to get back on the sidelines, he can do it in a couple of years. By then college football will be settled into the new normal: NIL deals, conference realignment, expanded playoff, etc.
For now, analyze some film, root for Da Bears, spend time with your family, and watch Texas melt down from afar.
Sounds like a pretty good life to me.