Former Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman is back in the college football landscape, but he won’t be on the sidelines as he was in the past.
On Tuesday, CBS Sports announced new additions to their pool of college football announcers and analysts and among the list of names was Herman.
According to the press release, Herman will join former Utah State running back and Super Bowl champion Robert Turbin and Christian Fauria as analysts, while Meghan McPeak wills serve as the play-by-play announcer.
Herman spent two years at Houston as the Cougars’ head coach, compiling a 22-4 record in 2015 and 2016. Then, in Austin, Herman put together a 32-18 record with the Longhorns from 2017-20, including a 10-4 season in his second year. Surprisingly, Herman was let go in January of 2021 after a 7-3 campaign, leading to the hire of Steve Sarkisian.
After being fired, Herman was subject to a buyout of ~$15 million, with three years still remaining on his contract. Shortly after he was let go, Herman landed a gig with the Chicago Bears, where he served as an offensive analyst. When the Bears made a coaching change and brought in Matt Eberflus, Herman was not retained.
It seems as it will only be a matter of time before Herman is back in a coaching role, but for now you will hear him as an analyst on CBS Sports.