With out a lot drama or fanfare, Texas has given soccer trainer Tom Herman a two-year contract extension.
The UT Machine board of regents formally authorized the deal Thursday. Herman will make $6.five million in 2022 and $6.75 million in 2023.
For any Texas fan who thinks of Shaka Good and his buyout and winces at long-term contracts, that is other. Herman won a five-year contract when he used to be employed after the 2016 season to exchange Charlie Sturdy. This simply restores the duration of that deal, now not unreasonable within the present surroundings for the reason that Texas has long past from 5 wins in Sturdy’s ultimate 12 months to seven wins in 2018 and 10 wins final season, together with a Sugar Bowl win over Georgia.
The Longhorns must most certainly be in or close to the highest 10 of the AP preseason ballot in August. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger has solidified the placement for the time because the Colt McCoy technology, accounting for 42 touchdowns final season.
Texas will not be all of the long ago, with apologies to Ehlinger and his proclamation after the Sugar Bowl, however the development line is unquestionably headed there.
This additionally places Herman at the identical period of time as Oklahoma trainer Lincoln Riley, who used to be prolonged via 2023 in January. It is not a Jimbo Fisher contract that is going to the technology of flying vehicles as a result of that commentary in reality wasn’t wanted now. Herman hadn’t but won the type of NFL hobby of Riley, and even Baylor’s Matt Rhule.
It nonetheless drives house the college’s dedication, as Texas president Greg Fenves made transparent to the Austin American-Statesman on Thursday. And that features a explicit audience, one that is lately in highschool.
“The message we wish to ship to our head trainer, to the avid gamers at the workforce, to the recruits and Longhorn Country is that we are dedicated to Tom Herman as the top trainer of Longhorn soccer,” Fenves instructed the newspaper.