What things will you get sick of hearing about this college football season?
4. Tom Herman’s taking the job at [insert team that lost last week].
Houston’s head coach is one of the best-credentialed prospects for a major program since Urban Meyer went unbeaten at Utah in 2004. He won a national title at Ohio State as an offensive coordinator, then took Houston to a 13-1 record and a major bowl win in his first year as a head coach. He’s both an accomplished schemer and an excellent recruiter.
And lo and behold, he coaches in a state where the two biggest programs, Texas and Texas A&M, have head coaches on the hot seat. And the major program in its eastern neighbor state, Louisiana, almost fired Les Miles a season ago.
This is a recipe for a media firestorm that will annoy everyone involved. Charlie Strong, Kevin Sumlin and Miles will be confronted with questions about their job security after every loss. Herman will be confronted with every form of gotcha question in an effort to induce him to make a Tommy Tuberville “pine box” gaffe.
And hot seat speculation, which is a fun endeavor during the season, will get tiresome in this particular instance.