Texas football head coach Tom Herman is adding another experienced coach to his staff this coming season. This time, he’s raiding the office of his former employer, the Houston Cougars.
According to Horns247, the Longhorns are bringing in Houston defensive backs coach Paul Williams to serve as an analyst and defensive assistant. Williams spent one year with the Cougars after spending the previous two with the Illinois Fighting Illini.
Prior to his two-year stint at Illinois, Williams spent the previous five years with the Miami Hurricanes as a defensive backs coach. Before that, he served in the same capacity for the Temple Owls.
Horns247 has learned that former Houston cornerbacks coach Paul Williams has been hired as a football analyst and will work with the defensive staff this season, according to multiple sources with knowledge of the situation.
Williams joins a Texas staff that has been picking up experienced coaches from across the college football landscape.
The team is also reportedly adding two recently-fired former head coaches in David Beaty (Kansas) and Larry Fedora (UNC).
The Longhorns are coming off a 10-4 season that saw them finish as runner-ups in the Big 12 Conference. They finished the year with an upset of the heavily-favored Georgia Bulldogs in the Sugar Bowl.
Defense proved to be the thing holding them back though, as the Longhorns allowed at least 34 points in six of their games.
Texas lost four of those six games.
If Paul Williams can bring his experience in the secondary to Tom Herman’s side, perhaps Texas can do just enough better next season.