Tom Herman is getting trashed on social media following Texas' loss
No. 17 Texas played out its final regular season home game on Friday, blowing a late lead to fall to No. 13 Iowa State, 23-20.
After surrendering a late touchdown to fall behind by three, the Longhorns needed to drive down the field to get into field goal range and force overtime. Quarterback Sam Ehlinger orchestrated a drive that got into Iowa State territory, but took a late sack that made it a 57-yard field goal try, which was missed by kicker Eric Dicker in the final play of the game.
It’s been a common theme for the Texas Longhorns in recent years, to end the season in a disappointing manner after claiming to be “back”. It appears to be no different in 2020, as that loss dropped Texas to 5-3 on the season. Here is some of the reaction on social media to another disappointing blow to Tom Herman’s Texas tenure.
Awaiting the dreaded vote of confidence from the Texas AD https://t.co/VMX38WM1Jq
— RedditCFB (@RedditCFB) November 27, 2020
And yes, Tom Herman's long-term status in Austin is now incredibly uncertain.
— Brian Davis (@BDavisAAS) November 27, 2020
Tom Herman is clearly doing a very bad job and is a disappointment, but also he was the perfect candidate for Texas at the time he was hired. I have no idea who'd be better.
Never dream. Eat at Arby's
— Alex Kirshner (@alex_kirshner) November 27, 2020
The one thing Texas couldn’t do is take a sack
(They took a sack)
— PFF College (@PFF_College) November 27, 2020
The Texas Longhorns should never lose to Iowa State in football.
— Colin Cowherd (@ColinCowherd) November 27, 2020
Lincoln Riley vs Tom Herman since 2017:
42-8 W-L 30-18
.840 Win% .625
3 CFP app 0 pic.twitter.com/HmQgptlxDZ
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 27, 2020
That’s a microcosm of Tom Herman’s entire coaching tenure in Austin
— Todd Fuhrman (@ToddFuhrman) November 27, 2020
Fire Tom Herman immediately. How do you not kick a field goal to up 7 with 8 minutes left. Inexcusable
— Dakota Lowry (@DakotaLowry1) November 27, 2020
Iowa State comes back to beat Texas, putting the Cyclones one step from the Big 12 title game.
'Horns fall to 5-3. Not good at all for one Tom Herman.
— Stewart Mandel (@slmandel) November 27, 2020
Tom Herman failed Sam Ehlinger the way Jadon Garrett failed Tony Romo.
— CJ Vogel (@cjvogel3) November 27, 2020
Peace out Tom Herman
— Barstool Sooners (@OUBarstool) November 27, 2020
Can't believe Sam Ehlinger took that sack. But the loss is on Tom Herman. That might be it at Texas.
— Brad Crawford (@BCrawford247) November 27, 2020
The most Tom Herman game ever. We controlled the game and still found a way to lose. https://t.co/9R1yRvcQ8C
— Hire Urban Meyer (@thelonghorns12) November 27, 2020
If this isn’t the final nail in Tom Herman’s coffin at Texas, I don’t know what is. Just amazing.
— Keir Murray (@houtopia) November 27, 2020