Tom Herman Returning to College Football Coaching As New Head Coach at Florida Atlantic

By Dan Hope on December 1, 2022 at 4:08 pm
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Tom Herman is back in the college football coaching ranks.

After two years out of college football coaching, Herman is returning to the sidelines as the new head coach at Florida Atlantic, where he replaces Willie Taggart.

Herman, who was Ohio State’s offensive coordinator from 2012-14, most recently coached at Texas from 2017-20 following two years at Houston in his first head coaching job. Following his firing from Texas after the 2020 season, Herman spent the 2021 season working for the Chicago Bears as an offensive analyst and spent this season working as a color commentator for college football games on CBS Sports Network.

During his three-year tenure at Ohio State, Herman emerged as one of the biggest rising stars in college football coaching and won the Broyles Award as college football’s top assistant coach in 2014 after helping Ohio State win the national championship. His star continued to rise at Houston, where he led the Cougars to a 13-1 record and a win in the Peach Bowl in his first season leading the program. He underperformed expectations at Texas, however, as the Longhorns went 32-18 and never won a Big 12 title under his leadership.

Herman’s staff at Florida Atlantic will include fellow former Ohio State assistant coach Ed Warinner, who worked alongside Herman as Ohio State’s offensive line coach from 2012-14 and succeeded Herman as offensive coordinator in 2015 and 2016. Warinner has already been FAU’s offensive line coach and run game coordinator for the past two years and will reportedly be retained by Herman.

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