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FOX Sports' Bruce Feldman: "I Think It's Close To A Guarantee" That Texas Will Get Tom Herman

Tom Herman walking off the field with his wife.


Tom Herman will have a big decision to make, if he chooses to take a new head coaching job this season. It could come down to LSU or Texas.

LSU has already fired Les Miles, and based on reports, Charlie Strong may be on the chopping block at the end of the year if Texas doesn't rebound. Herman will definitely be a major target for LSU, but if Texas opens, it will be very hard for the Houston head coach to turn down.

On their podcast The Audible, FOX Sports' college football writers Bruce Feldman and Stewart Mandel discussed LSU vs. Texas for Herman's services. Feldman is pretty certain that Herman would choose the Longhorns over the Tigers if it comes down to it.

"Mandel: So if you're a Texas fan right now, how many do you think are just now rooting for them to start losing more so that they can get him? Of course, it's not a guarantee that you'd get him.

Feldman: I think it's a guarantee you'd get him, or close to a guarantee you'd get him... I think it's close to a guarantee if Charlie Strong is not the head coach that Texas will go get Tom Herman.

SM: Well, LSU fans aren't going to want to hear that.

BF: Sorry LSU, your job isn't quite as good as Texas."

The Herman discussion comes in at around the 19-minute mark. The full podcast is available here:

Herman is from California, which also makes USC an intriguing possibility if they move on from Clay Helton, but he has spent the majority of his coaching career in Texas. Herman was a graduate assistant at UT from 1999-2000, and also spent time on the staffs at Rice, Texas State, Sam Houston State, and Texas Lutheran. In total, Herman has spent 12 of his 18 years in coaching in the state.

[The Audible]