With a loss to Iowa State on Saturday, Texas were knocked out of contention for a Big 12 championship appearance and are now 76-60 overall since 2010, barely in the top half of the FBS during that time. While Tom Herman is only responsible for 18 of those 60 losses (part of his overall 30-18 record in over four years), the $ 5.8million coach is also responsible for not having managed to make the Longhorns something more than an intermediate program.
“It’s not for me to decide,” Herman said after the game, when asked about his future in Texas. “I feel like where we have the program right now compared to when we took over, the future is very bright.
“We won a lot of big games while we were here. [Texas] We didn’t win the conference championship two years ago when we made the game, played for the opportunity to go to this game today and lost in the last two minutes. But I’m very happy with the trajectory of our program and the direction we’re taking, and the things that are on the horizon.
Herman is right; the program has improved since Charlie Strong’s disastrous three-year run, although it is far from the goal of the 11th highest-paid coach in the country. The point: Herman thinks the elimination of the Big 12 title contention in the third and final game of the regular season is good. It’s good for Kansas, not Texas.
When asked if Herman and his team are getting the best out of their players or if training is the problem, Sam Ehlinger said: “It’s the million dollar question that everyone is trying to solve. over the past 10 years. Only Ehlinger knows exactly what he meant, but it clearly wasn’t a vote of confidence for the fourth-year head coach.
After signing a five-year, $ 29 million contract at the end of 2016, Herman signed a two-year extension after winning 10 games in 2018. The expansion added more than $ 10 million in guaranteed cash to the players. last two years of his contract, which calls for a buyout of $ 15 million in the event of dismissal after this season.
Another potential hotspot and coaching change notes in college football: South Carolina has interviewed three candidates for their coaching position … Virginia Tech writer says Justin Fuente is not in the hot seat. .. Luke Fickell and Matt Campbell could play in Michigan if they fire Jim Harbaugh… Utah state research highlights a vast pool of local candidates… And Scott Frost is not going anywhere but here is a breakdown of his gigantic buyout.
Bad Beat from Iowa
Iowa basketball entered Friday’s game against Southern as a 28-point home favorite. The Hawkeyes led by 23 at halftime and 34 in the final minute before the Jaguars ended the game 30 points, 103-73, on two free throws with 34 seconds remaining.
After the intentional violation of the Iowa shot clock, Southern conceded the ball with four seconds remaining. And it happened:
One hundred and twenty-seven days after the last game of the 2016-17 NBA season (Game 5 of the NBA Finals), the Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors opened their respective 2017-18 seasons. It was the shortest offseason for any team in NBA history … until the most unusual season in NBA history led to the shortest offseason (and longest) in NBA history.
Just 72 days after Game 6 of the 2020 NBA Finals, the 2020-2021 72-game season is expected to begin. But for players from teams that weren’t invited to the bubble, the offseason will be the longest in history. Dozens of players will spend nearly 300 days between matches. How could the unusual offseason affect the NBA season? And who are the winners and losers of the offseason so far?
Other NBA Notes: NBA Finals Odds Update… Ranking of the Five Worst Signings of Free Agency… The Celtics tried to trade Kemba Walker for one of the top five picks in the 2020 Draft… The players the most fascinating in new places.
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