Tom Herman has a new job that few could have seen coming.

Herman has been hired by the Chicago Bears as an offensive analyst/special projects. The team announced the news on Monday.

Not that long ago, Herman was arguably the hottest name in college coaching circles when it comes to up-and-coming candidates.

Remember, he nearly was named head coach at LSU before Texas agreed to terms with the former Houston coach. During his time leading the Houston program, the Cougars went 22-4, including a 13-1 season that included a Peach Bowl win over Jimbo Fisher’s Florida State program.

Herman got the Houston job after serving as offensive coordinator for 2014 national champion Ohio State, which upset Alabama in the first College Football Playoff.

Herman parlayed all that success into the Texas job but after racking up a 32-18 record in four seasons, the school fired him and named Steve Sarkisian the new head coach in Austin.

Texas made the move despite the program winning a Sugar Bowl during the 2018 season and coming off a 7-3 season, which included a win in the Alamo Bowl to finish the season.

Now Herman will look to build up his resume all over again starting as a low-level assistant with the Bears.