I don't believe that report for a minute, because I don't believe a coach like Herman gives even a passing thought to the possibility that he would have 2 or 3 straight losing seasons at a place like Texas and have to worry about "getting a fair shake".
When UofH loses to Louisville later in the year will everyone still be wanting this guy?
let's get past tulsa tomorrow before thinking about louisville
http://www.nytimes.com/2016/10/16/sp...o-culture.htmlHouston’s Coach Pecks Away at Football’s Macho Culture, a Kiss at a Time
ANNAPOLIS, Md. — When the University of Houston’s football players arrive for a game, they know what to expect as a prelude to the coming hours of brutality as they file into the stadium: a kiss on the cheek from their head coach, Tom Herman.
It is an unusual ritual in a sport that embodies America’s most rigid ideals of manhood.
“A kiss on the cheek is when he shows his love for us,” Houston safety Garrett Davis said, adding, “No one here is thinking, ‘Oh, I shouldn’t let him kiss me.’”
Physical expressions of affection certainly exist in big-time sports. Nothing says “Good job!” in baseball like a firm pat on the behind from a coach, and in international soccer it is not uncommon to see teammates peck each other on the cheek after a big play.
But kisses in football’s gladiatorial culture seem as incongruous as a Gatorade shower at the ballet.
For Herman, 41, there is no better way to demand the painful sacrifices of the game than to forthrightly convey his affection for his players.
“How do you motivate a human being to do things against his own nature?” Herman said in an interview. “There’s two things: love and fear. And to me, love wins every time.”
Davis said the players were taken aback early last season, Herman’s first as the head coach, when Herman planted a kiss on the strength coach Yancy McKnight during practice. Then he extended the ritual to all his players before their first game.
while i don't see herman staying in houston another year... i dont see herman to UT as this sure thing either (assuming the job actually does open up..which isnt a given)
Texas may be the dreamjob... but his agent is exactly the type to steer him somewhere else (ie USC or LSU) should even informal backdoor chats become anything but amicable.
plus herman cashed on a ton of goodwood w/ tx high school coaches to get that houston gig.... imo, this next stop must be his last.
Herbie calls Austin a cesspool! That's 'cause he wants Herman at LSU 'cause ESPN! And he hates Texas!
Scout says Herman believes he would have more job security at LSU! Lies concocted by his agent!
If Tulsa beats Houston tonight, Houston doesn't make the conference title game this year
0-14 when losing at half time
Has fired or been unable to retain almost all of the original coaching staff. It's year 3 and he is still demoting his DC midseason.
Does not know when to go for it on fourth down, when to accept or decline a penalty, or when to call timeouts.
Looks like a deer in headlights, out-of-it, and clueless on the sidelines. Instills zero confidence in the players.
59 offensive yards against Arkansas, net negative rushing yards
Shut out by Iowa $#@!ing State
Completely and utterly destroyed by Notre Dame and TCU
Producing the two worst defenses in UT history (after this year is done)
Most coaches show vast improvement in year 2, and in rare cases year 3. It's year 3 and we've seen hardly any improvement.
And probably the most telling, he cannot get his players to buy in and be up for every game. (aka the "not executing excuse")
But we can't fire him because he's bleck. And we shouldn't even dare looking around at other options. JFC you can't seriously be this stupid.
As for a QB, they couldn't teach Swoopes to throw a football, they gave up on trying to coach up Heard to play QB. The receivers are mediocre, at best.
Part of the problem may be that every DC knows Buschele can't throw over the middle. When the offense itself takes away the middle third of the field, it is easy for defenses to scheme against the Horns.
Malik is arguable halfway through his time on the 40 acres and no one thought he would be as unimpressive as he has been this year. The defensive secondary has no clue what the scheme is and other than how to huddle, none of them have a clue where they are supposed to be on the field at any given time. Missed tackles have been killing the defense.
Charlie doesn't have good players, mostly because Charlie hasn't done a good job of developing the skills of the players he has been coaching.
The defense simply hasn't been coached well. There is no excuse whatsoever for Texas having one of the worst defenses in the FBS. Where it is now, 110th? 80th would be unacceptable, all things considered.
Now, do you also want to talk about how much special teams suck?
Texas football is a mess under Charlie Strong. Through 30 games, Charlie has the worst record of any history in the history of the program. There is no way you are going to convince me Charlie walked into the worst situation of any coach in the history of UT football.
Charlie's coaching style just fits better in the mid-major ranks, where four or five talented players can make a material difference in the performance of a team. This, as opposed to a major P5 program where Charlie is spread too thin to closely mentor players.
I'm sure the $#@!show that is Bellmont hasn't helped Charlie be able to focus on on-field issues. There still is no replacement for Randa Ryan, which is inexcusable for a head coach who puts as much importance on education as Charlie does. Without Bianco, Charlie had no real media guy to handle that aspect of the UT head coaches responsibilities. Patterson was a mistake UT athletics won't recover from for years.
All in all, Charlie has had problems to deal with that he shouldn't have. But Charlie's problems are mostly of Charlie's making, and it still is a harsh reality that so far, Charlie has been the most inept head coach in the history of the program and we have seen nothing over the past three games to make anyone think Charlie has the problems figured out and the program headed in the right direction.
Given another five years, Charlie Strong may well learn enough by his mistakes to begin to run a program that doesn't so closely resemble swiss cheese. But Charlie isn't righting the ship any time soon.
Herman, on the other hand, at least carries the promise of having his $#@! together. Any day of the week I would choose a head coach who might have his $#@! together over a coach that we know absolutely doesn't have his $#@! together and who may someday, years from now, start to be able to handle the job.
Last edited by Randolph Duke; 10-15-2016 at 10:45 AM.
He could give each of our players a few tugs before each game and I'd be perfectly ok with it.
Doubtful that anyone in the media or at scout has the kind of access that gives them Herman's thoughts on Strong getting a raw deal. Likely total bull$#@! he would have that perspective and be willing to give it in the middle of a football season. Scout's source is probably a friend of a UH booster who heard something that someone heard Herman say.
How much cognitive dissonance is it gonna cause the fans who beat their chests these last few years about Mack's Camp Cupcake and the smoothie bars (god forbid our players have access to healthy nourishment) and country club atmosphere to have to turn around and start pimping what Coach Kiss is bringing to the program?
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