Over the weekend, the Texas Longhorns took down the Texas Tech Red Raiders to finish the season on a high note and with a 7-5 record.
Seven wins isn’t exactly what the Longhorns hoped for when they entered the season – especially after a 10-win campaign in 2018. Less than 24 hours after the team’s seventh win, head coach Tom Herman made several coaching changes.
Offensive coordinator Tim Beck and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando were both relieved of their duties.
After Herman made the move, two offensive coordinator candidates emerged. Texas insider Anwar Richardson of Yahoo Sports suggested USC offensive coordinator Graham Harrell and LSU assistant Joe Brady were the top-two options.
On Wednesday, Richardson reporter that Herman is “moving fast” and already reached out to Harrell.
Tom Herman has reached out to USC's Graham Harrell about the vacant OC position at Texas, according to my sources. I'm told there is interest on both sides. LSU's Joe Brady is still in play. However, Herman is moving fast.
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 4, 2019
Harrell helped USC finish with an 8-4 record despite fielding a third-string, true freshman quarterback in Kedon Slovis. The former star quarterback is a fast-rising assistant and could jump to his second team in two years. Harrell reportedly expressed interest in the Texas opening not long after Herman fired Beck.
Meanwhile, LSU reportedly offered a significant contract to Brady to keep him with the Tigers.
Herman needs a splash hire to help the Longhorns avoid yet another disappointing season in 2020.
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