The Tom Herman situation could be coming to a head Saturday and played out by Sunday — depending on what happens in the Lone Star State, of course.
Citing a high-level source, Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate is reporting that LSU “is preparing to meet with Herman on Saturday” regarding their permanent head-coaching position. Despite a report from Thursday that was subsequently debunked, this would be the first face-to-face meeting between the Houston head coach and LSU brass.
Despite LSU’s serious and significant interest, it’s believed that Herman is still holding out for the Texas job, or at least the opportunity to talk to UT officials.
A former UT graduate assistant with significant coaching ties to the state, Herman’s been known to privately call the Longhorns his dream job. Following Texas’ loss to TCU Friday, it’s widely expected that Charlie Strong will be dismissed at some point in the not-too-distant future.
If UT decides to drag out the Strong situation, they risk losing Herman to an LSU opportunity that’s one of the Top 20 jobs in the country if not Top 10.