Ouch, that’s pretty damning...
Getting out-coached by Rhule and failing to offer his best defensive player isn’t the only cause for concern, either — the credentials of Herman and his staff recruiting the state of Texas were some of the biggest selling points for hiring Herman and allowing him to bring most of his assistants with him from Houston.
And yet, in a survey conducted by Dave Campbell’s Texas Football this summer, Texas high school football coaches said they trusted Rhule more than any other head coach in the state other than TCU’s Gary Patterson. To put that into perspective, Rhule came to Texas three short years ago without any significant experience recruiting the state.
“It’s remarkable to me how a guy who has no roots in Texas has come to our state and ensconced himself in the culture down here,” Rockwall head coach “It’s just amazing. It’s just amazing that he’s done that.”
Yeah, it is amazing. It’s also disappointing and perhaps even an indictment of Herman’s personality that his deep ties to the state haven’t resulted in a higher level of trust with high school football coaches.