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Reports: Tom Herman to be named next head coach at Houston

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The architect of Ohio State's high flying offense is heading to lead a team of his own back in Texas.

It was only a matter of time before another branch was added to Urban Meyer's huge coaching tree. After winning the Broyles Award for the nation's best assistant coach, thanks to his development of Ohio State's quarterbacks and leading a devastating offense despite relying heavily on underclassmen and a completely new offensive line, Ohio State co-offensive coordinator Tom Herman was going to be a major candidate for a head coaching job. After interviewing with Tulsa and having his temperature taken for another of other gigs, Herman has finally found his first head coaching opportunity, and will leave to take the job at Houston, as first reported by Fox Sports' Bruce Feldman.

We wrote before that Herman would be an excellent fit for the Cougars. Herman played and has extensive coaching experience in Texas, and with a program that has a tradition of innovative and high flying offenses, and a new stadium to boot, Herman's recruiting ability and record of developing QBs will should match up very well with Houston. According to multiple media reports, Tom Herman is expected to continue coaching at Ohio State through the College Football Playoff.

Herman is replacing Tony Levine, who finished 7-5 this season. We wish Herman all the best in the future. The Cougars are getting a very, very good one.