Tom Herman may not have realized the Longhorn Network cameras in his coaching offices were rolling.
The University of Texas network’s signing day coverage cut live to a shot of the coaching staff sitting around a table on Wednesday, the first day of the early signing period. And, well, Herman delivered a couple of horns up with his middle fingers. Live TV at its finest!
Herman with a double bird to the LHN camera. He seems... excited? https://t.co/zFSzctsWfn— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 18, 2019
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We’re guessing that Herman wasn’t thinking that Texas would immediately be cutting to the office when it did. He apologized for the act Wednesday afternoon.
Texas coach Tom Herman begins his signing day presser. "Obviously before we start, I do want to apologize with something that ended up on live TV..."— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 18, 2019
Herman said he was retelling the story of his first Texas-OU experience where OU fans were flipping off the Horns: "Regardless, it was poor judgement on my part and I do apologize for that."— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) December 18, 2019
It looks like we can discount the theory that Herman was simply exclaiming about a recruiting class that ranks No. 2 among Big 12 teams as of Wednesday morning. Only Oklahoma has a better class than Texas as it stands. The Longhorns have 10 four-star recruits committed in the class of 2020.
Texas already has a five-star commitment too. Running back Bijan Robinson is ranked as the No. 1 all-purpose back in the country according to Rivals.
And when he officially submits his letter of intent to Texas, the Longhorns could get an immediate backfield boost. Texas’ running back depth was thin in 2019. Robinson will potentially be in line for carries right away in 2020.
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Nick Bromberg is a writer for Yahoo Sports
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