Tom Herman, who has coached Houston into national prominence during the last two seasons, is headed to Texas.
Longhorns athletic director Mike Perrin made the announcement Saturday, confirming earlier reports from USA TODAY sports and other outlets. Herman will be introduced at a Sunday news conference.
“The opportunity to come back to Texas is a dream come true for me and my family, and I can’t thank President (Greg) Fenves and Mike Perrin enough for providing me with this incredible opportunity,” Herman said in a statement. “Longhorn football has been — and always will be — a national power, winning and playing for national championships with great pride and passion, supported by an unbelievable fan base.”
Texas fired Charlie Strong officially on Saturday morning after three seasons. Herman was 22-4 in two seasons at Houston, becoming the hottest coaching prospect in the country.