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Breaking: Tom Herman Lands New Head Coaching Job

Tom Herman

Tom Herman

Tom Herman will be coaching college football in 2023.

FAU has hired former Texas Longhorns coach Tom Herman, Herman confirmed on Thursday. The hiring comes after former FAU coach Will Taggart was fired on Sunday.

Taggart went 15-18 during his stint as head coach, which he took over after Lane Kiffin left FAU to take the reins at Ole Miss in 2020.

Herman joins the Owls with six years of NCAA head coaching experience. The 47-year-old was 54-22 in 6 seasons at Texas (32-18) and Houston (22-4).

Herman went 13-1 in his first season at Houston in 2015, improving the Cougars from 8-5 the year prior while capturing an AAC championship and Peach Bowl victory.

Herman joined Texas in 2017, leading the Longhorns to 10 wins in his second season, a Big 12 Championship Game appearance and ultimately winning the Sugar Bowl. Texas fired Herman after a 7-3 campaign during the shortened COVID-19 2020 season.

FAU finished the 2022 season at 5-7 overall (4-4 in conference) and sixth in Conference USA.