247Sports names Tom Herman a viable head coach candidate for TCU

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Even though his time in Austin was cut short due to mediocrity, some still believe that Tom Herman should get another crack in college football.

Carl Reed of 247Sports broke down why he thinks that Herman would be the perfect fit for the TCU head coaching job. It’s a fairly sought-after position that opened just days ago when 20-year head coach Gary Patterson and the school decided to part ways.

Herman is currently an offensive analyst with the Chicago Bears, but Reed thinks TCU should move fast to get Herman there as soon as possible to salvage this recruiting class.

Reed explains that just because Herman did not hit the mark at Texas, which as we all know carries high expectations and at times unrealistic ones, he believes in his recruiting ability and previous success at the college level.

“Herman won a national championship with a third-string QB at Ohio State, had massive success at Houston on the field and on the recruiting trail (landing 5-star and future top 10 pick Ed Oliver), and although Texas never competed for a national title, he still had an overall winning record (32-18).”

TCU would be the type of place where Herman could find success, as it is a program that is not likely expecting to be in the College Football Playoff talk every year, but just like when they had Treyvon Boykin, the program often overachieves and makes some noise.

Herman was never able to live up to the expectations that came along with the Texas job, but the same position at TCU would allow him the time to build.