Texas coach Tom Herman reportedly has found his offensive coordinator, luring Ohio State co-OC Tim Beck to Austin to join the Longhorns.
Tom Herman left his post as offensive coordinator and quarterback coach at Ohio State to take the head coaching job at Houston following the 2014 season.
Two years later, Herman is hiring his Buckeye replacement to join him in Austin.
The new Texas coach reportedly is hiring Buckeyes co-offensive coordinator Tim Beck to run his own offense with the Longhorns and also serve as quarterbacks coach. Beck spent two seasons on Urban Meyer’s staff following eight at Nebraska.
Herman left Ohio State for the Houston job after three seasons and spent the last two guiding the Cougars to a 22-4 record. That earned him the job at Texas, where he’s starting to round out his coaching staff.
The staff now includes Beck, who reportedly wasn’t given much control over the offense during his time with the Buckeyes. Meyer allegedly flipped play-calling duties between Beck and Ed Warriner last season before completely giving Warriner the reins this year.
Herman, who had full control of the Ohio State offense during his time in Columbus, is ready to give Beck the keys in Austin. Beck was a finalist for the Broyles Award as the nation’s top assistant coach in 2012 and ’13 while serving as Bo Pelini’s offensive coordinator at Nebraska.
Reports state that Herman’s hiring of Beck has been weeks in the making, but that Herman, Meyer and Beck waited to make any announcements until Ohio State’s season concluded. The Buckeyes lost to Clemson, 31-0, in the College Football Playoff semifinals at the Fiesta Bowl on New Year’s Eve.