Boise State football missed out on Kellen Moore but another coach formerly of Texas, Tom Herman would be an ideal candidate and here’s why.
The search for the next Boise State football head coach seemed to be over not that long ago as Kellen Moore was expected to take the job.
The former Broncos quarterback and now offensive coordinator for the Dallas Cowboys is viewed as the one of the next wonder kids in the NFL and his addition would have made a lot of sense for Boise State football.
A dynamic offensive-minded head coach with NFL experience? That would have been great for Boise State which is trying to get back on top in the Mountain West after San Jose State won the league title this year.
As good as the Broncos have been over the years, they have only won the Mountain West championship three times in the last seven seasons. Now, Bryan Harsin is the head coach at Auburn and Boise State football is still in need of a new head man, which is where Tom Herman comes in.
The decision by Texas to fire Herman and hire Steve Sarkisian was a surprise and until it was released on Saturday, it wasn’t something that anyone expected.
At this point, nobody knows what Herman is going to do. He has been talked about for some offensive coordinator jobs but there has been nothing concrete. As a head coach, Herman is 54-22 and went 22-4 in his two years with Houston.
So the guy knows how to win and if he wants to be a head coach, here’s why Boise State makes perfect sense.
A previous connection
Unlike the other candidates in the mix, Herman doesn’t have a connection to Boise, however, he does have ties to the new athletic director Jeramiah Dickey, as the two worked together while Herman was at Houston.
Dickey was part of hiring Herman while he worked in athletic department in Houston according to the Idaho Press, which could be enough to at least reach out to Herman about the opening.
There was a wild rumor that Herman had tried to get the South Carolina head job after Texas tried to hire Urban Meyer and if that was true, it would mean Herman wants to be a head coach elsewhere.
And despite the firing, he was 25-12 the last three seasons and in that time, Texas played for the Big 12 title and beat Georgia in the Sugar Bowl. The Longhorns also finished in the top 25 in each of the past three seasons.
His resume is the best of the bunch and there are ties to people now working for the Broncos.