Coach Tom Herman leaving to be the head coach at Houston was difficult news for Ohio State fans thrilled with the offense they have seen the last couple of years. We learned today that he is remaining on to coach the Buckeyes for their bowl games this coming January, starting with Alabama on January 1st. The Championship game is January 12th in Arlington Texas.
Herman spent 11 years coaching in Texas before, with 3 years coaching Rice in Houston. Herman is happy to be returning to Texas and looks forward to working with the administration at the school. He will make double ($6.75 million over 5 years) what he made as the offense and quarterbacks coach for OSU. He earned the 2014 Frank Boyles Award as the assistant of the year. The Ohio State offense put up 45.2 points a game and 507.6 yards.
Herman mentored Braxton Miller and then was able to get JT Barrett ready for a difficult Big Ten schedule, followed by prepping Cardale Jones for the conference title game in which they won 59-0. The Houston Cougars were impressed with his resume this year and since arriving in 2011 along with Urban Meyer.
Tom Herman, Ohio State, Speech at 2014 Broyles Award