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Report: Houston's Tom Herman The "Clear Leader" For South Carolina Opening

Houston coach Tom Herman is the "clear leader" for the South Carolina opening, according to a report by 247 Sports. 

Herman, 40, is in his first year leading the Cougars' program. He's led Houston to an 8-0 start and has been recruiting very well. Herman was previously Ohio State's offensive coordinator for three years under Urban Meyer, helping the Buckeyes win a national championship with their third-string quarterback. 

The news was reported by JC Shurburtt. 

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There is a clear leader for the vacant South Carolina job https://t.co/5VBNvVihSi@RyanBartow@joshnewberg247@fbrumormill#Gamecocks

— JC Shurburtt (@jcshurburtt) November 6, 2015

">@joshnewberg247

There is a clear leader for the vacant South Carolina job https://t.co/5VBNvVihSi@RyanBartow@joshnewberg247@fbrumormill#Gamecocks

— JC Shurburtt (@jcshurburtt) November 6, 2015

">@fbrumormill #Gamecocks

— JC Shurburtt (@jcshurburtt)

There is a clear leader for the vacant South Carolina job https://t.co/5VBNvVihSi@RyanBartow@joshnewberg247@fbrumormill#Gamecocks

— JC Shurburtt (@jcshurburtt) November 6, 2015

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From the report:

University of Houston head coach Tom Herman is the clear leading candidate for the vacant Gamecocks job, according to multiple sources.

Herman has been on the radar of South Carolina athletics director Ray Tanner since 2012, his first as offensive coordinator at Ohio State under Urban Meyer.

Herman would be quite a hire. 

[247 Sports]