Tom Herman thanks UH players, fans in open letter

HOUSTON - Former University of Houston head coach Tom Herman posted a thank you message to Cougar fans and players on his Twitter on Sunday.

“A sincere thank you to the University of Houston players, fans, alumni and administration,” Herman wrote. “We have always maintained that we love this university and this city and that remains true to this day.”

After 2 highly successful season at UH, Herman accepted the head coaching position at the University of Texas on Saturday.

“Coaches and player will come and go but no one can take away the accomplishments that belong to this University,” Herman wrote. “Our goal when we got here was to invest all our time, effort and energy into improving the culture, fan support, facilities and national relevancy so that if we ever left this university, it would be a better place than when we got here.”

In his two seasons with the Cougars, Herman guided his team to a 22-4 record, including a 6-0 record against Top 25 teams and 2 wins over AP Top 5 teams in 2016.

In addition, Herman and his “#HTownTakeover” campaign reinvigorated a fan base that will once again have to deal with a coaching change.

Herman joins Kevin Sumlin and Art Briles who also left for Power 5 schools in Texas.

“We believe the University of Houston will continue to rise to prominence and we will proudly watch from a distance,” Herman wrote.

He ended his post by directly speaking to his players.

“To our beloved players – relationships extend well beyond the football field,” Herman wrote. “You will always be considered a part of our family and our door will always be open to you.”

Herman was introduced as the head coach of the Texas Longhorns on Sunday.

(© 2016 KHOU)


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