It’s a bold strategy, Tom. Let’s see if it pays off for you.

This is the kind of thing you expect from a guy who thinks he’s the smartest person in the room.

It does hold down buyout exposure, but it may not work out so well when it comes to his assistants’ complacency for staying in Austin.



Filed under It's Just Bidness, Texas Is Just Better Than You Are.

15 responses to “It’s a bold strategy, Tom. Let’s see if it pays off for you.

  1. Bright Idea

    And if their lack of complacency leads to a great season will they be expected to remain loyal and not bolt to greener pastures with more security?

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  2. Biggus Rickus

    I wonder if people have analyzed the importance of positional staff continuity. I could see this model making sense, as there are always young guys who would jump at the opportunity to move into those positions without much if any drop off in terms of development. There’s the possibility it would be harmful to recruiting. I’d be interested to see that analysis.


    • DawgPhan

      I dont think you would have to look very hard to find a paper explaining that high turnover is bad for whatever it is you are doing.

      Saban is probably the best there has been at it and it seems pretty clear that it cost him a championship last season.

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      • Biggus Rickus

        I’m not talking about high level assistants. I just think it’s possible that, say, a running backs coach is an interchangeable part.


        • The other Doug

          I think having new positions coaches every 2 years or so could be advantageous because it’s a new way of coaching technique, new drills, new emphasis, etc.

          I turnover kills you on the recruiting trail though. Well, it doesn’t seem to be killing Saban, but you get the idea.


  3. etdf

    I would do what clemson is doing. Those guys never seem to leave.


  4. Go Dawgs!

    The more I learn about Tom Herman, the bigger of an a-hole he seems to be.

    Dude, if the only way you can motivate your employees to work hard for you is to threaten their job security, then you’re a terrible employer. Funny how Coach Swinney’s staff at Clemson has remained motivated all these years despite the fact they don’t have to stay up late at night wondering if they’ll have a job the following July.


  5. JCDawg83

    Motivational tactics like that generally serve only to motivate the best employees to find better, more secure jobs.


  6. South FL Dawg

    Insofar as Tom Herman isn’t getting canned their jobs are safe. If that’s not good enough for them, find another job, but it’s Texas and there aren’t many jobs better so…….

    I guess I really don’t see the problem other than how Herman talked about it. All he had to say was “we believe in 1 year deals” and nobody would have cared. This is about political correctness or what?


  7. The Georgia Way

    Rest assured, we were impressed with Mr. Herman in New Orleans.

    The fact he has chosen The Georgia Way as his path to athletic financial success is yet another Bulldog Point of Pride!



  8. Argondawg

    Recruit: Can I count on you to be here for a few years coach?
    Position Coach: I’m sure my contract will be renewed in a couple of months. I think. I hope.

    This will be used as a serious weapon on the recruiting trail.

    Still chaps my ass we lost to that dick.