Just hours after chatter surrounded Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman as possibly one of two names on new Texas head coach Charlie Strong's final shortlist, 247Sports' Texas site, Horns247's Bobby Burton is reporting that Herman will remain at Ohio State.
Bruce Feldman and others had reported earlier in the week that they didn't believe there was any truth to the rumors connecting "Texas Tom" to the school where he got his start in major college coaching, but speculation during in the last 12 hours (along with Herman following Texas QB commit Jerrod Heard on Twitter) reopened some trepidation on the Ohio State side.
While Herman's last two games have arguably been his most overthought play calling during his two years in Columbus, it's hard to argue with the overall results. OSU's offenses were 13th and 2nd in the country in F/+ the last two seasons respectively.
Some may have silently been hoping the Buckeyes would be able to usher in some fresh perspective and new ideas, continuity (specifically in regard to recently announced returning for his senior season and still work in progress Braxton Miller) is far more preferable. The Buckeyes will have to break in an almost entirely new offensive line next season (as well as some new blood at the skill positions), and Herman will be a big part of making that transition as smooth as it can possibly be.