The Bears hire former University of Texas head coach as offensive analyst

On Monday, US time, the Bears officially announced that they would hire former University of Texas and University of Houston coach Tom Herman as an offensive analyst and special project assistant.

Tom Herman Texas Head coach

After more than two decades of coaching in college football, Herman got the opportunity to work in the NFL for the first time. Although the specific tasks of the new job are currently unknown, the high probability is to give Herman an opportunity to learn from the league and get in touch with the Bears offensive system.


Herman has a keen interest in the NFL, and this job gave him the opportunity to experience the NFL firsthand. It seems that Herman is unlikely to be immediately assigned a clear coaching position.


Herman led the University of Texas to a 7-3 record last season and was waived in January this year. In the four seasons coaching the University of Texas, Herman achieved a record of 32 wins and 18 losses. The two previous seasons he coached at the University of Houston were more successful: 22 wins and 4 losses, defeating Florida State University in the 2015 Peach Bowl.


Innovative offense is one of the important reasons that made Herman famous. He was the offensive coordinator of the 2014 college football champion Ohio State. That team used three quarterbacks at the time. He also won the Broyles Award for the best assistant coach that year.