The Texas Longhorns finished their regular season with big win over in-state rival Texas Tech to complete the season with a 7-5 record. While the win over a rival is nice, it’s not what fans and analysts were expecting from this Texas program.
The Longhorns had higher expectations than a 7-5 finish. Just days after a disappointing season came to an end, head coach Tom Herman made his first change to the coaching staff.
The Longhorns have fired defensive coordinator Todd Orlando. Offensive coordinator Tim Beck also got the ax, not long after.
With Orlando and Beck gone, head coach Tom Herman has been busy interviewing candidates to replace both. Former Ohio State assistant and Rutgers coach Chris Ash is reportedly interviewing for the opening today.
“Former Rutgers coach Chris Ash is currently in Austin interviewing for Texas’ vacant defensive coordinator position,” Anwar Richardson reported.
Former Rutgers coach Chris Ash is currently in Austin interviewing for Texas' vacant defensive coordinator position, according to my sources. I'm told Tom Herman intends to interview at least three more candidates. Ash and Herman won a national championship together at Ohio State
— Anwar Richardson (@AnwarRichardson) December 6, 2019
Ash emerged as the favorite for the job after Orlando was fired. However, Richardson’s report makes it clear that Tom Herman will consider other candidates as well.
Herman and Ash coached together on Urban Meyer’s staff at Ohio State – where they won a national title.
Herman is reportedly “moving quickly” to hire an offensive coordinator as well. USC’s Graham Harrell and LSU’s Joe Brady are the top two candidates.