Tom Herman’s wife Michelle has denied a report that he was gunning to be the next coach of the South Carolina Gamecocks.
During a Tuesday interview with Paul Finebaum, Gene Sapakoff claimed that the head coach of the Texas Longhorns contacted USC AD Ray Tanner and was “quite interested” in taking over the Gamecocks. (RELATED: David Hookstead Is The True King In The North When It Comes To College Football)
You can listen to his comments below.
“I’m not gonna say he begged for the job, but my sources say he was quite interested.” —@Sapakoff reports that before the Gamecocks hired Shane Beamer, Tom Herman was pushing himself for the job. pic.twitter.com/kAe2o02Mp9
— Paul Finebaum (@finebaum) December 15, 2020
However, Tuesday night, Michelle hopped on Twitter in response to Sapakoff’s interview and tweeted “This is false.”
This is false. https://t.co/ugajfMaxAY
— Michelle Herman (@belletjh) December 15, 2020
Obviously, there’s only a few people here who know the truth, but I wouldn’t be surprised at all if Herman is looking for an exit strategy at Texas.
Does anyone really think he’s going to be around for the long haul? I damn sure don’t. I thought he was likely going to be done at the end of this season.
Now, he’ll be back in 2021, but the writing is on the wall. Him contacting the Gamecocks wouldn’t shock me one bit. In fact, he’d be stupid to not look for an exit while he can still do it on his terms.
Statement from Chris Del Conte on Tom Herman. pic.twitter.com/jzPa680GN3
— Texas Longhorns (@TexasLonghorns) December 12, 2020
The good news for South Carolina is that the Gamecocks scored a huge bargain with Shane Beamer. I’m sure they’re not sweating one bit at the idea Tom Herman won’t be their next coach.