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Texas gives football coach Herman 2-year contract extension

Texas head football coach Tom Herman has been extended two years.

The University of Texas System regents approved a two-year extension that runs through the 2023 season. The last two years are will pay Herman $6.5 million in 2022 and $6.75 million in 2023.

In 2018, Herman led Texas to a 10-4 record, which was its best since 2009, a victory in the 2019 Allstate Sugar Bowl over No. 5 Georgia, and a Big 12 Championship Game appearance in just his second season at the helm. The Longhorns were one of only two teams nationally to defeat two programs that finished ranked in the Top 10 in No. 4 Oklahoma and No. 7 Georgia. Texas finished ranked No. 9 in the final polls of both the Associated Press and the Amway USA Today Coaches, which was its first top-10 final ranking since 2009. After guiding the Longhorns to a victory in the Academy Sports + Outdoors Texas Bowl over Missouri in 2017, Herman is now 17-10 in two seasons at Texas.

Herman, 43, came to Texas after compiling a 22-4 record in two seasons at Houston, the fourth-best record in the FBS in that span. It included a win over No. 9 Florida State in the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl, which was UH's first New Year's Bowl in 30 years. He also led the Cougars to their second 13-win season in program history and their 11th conference championship by claiming the inaugural AAC Championship. He is now 39-14 overall as a head coach.

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May 23, 2019

College Football