That news is expected to be made official Saturday afternoon, but Houston has reportedly been informed of Herman's departure. Herman will hold a meeting with the team to reveal the news to his players.
A majority of Herman's coaching career has been in the state of Texas, as he has been an assistant at Sam Houston State, Texas Lutheran, Texas State, and Rice. He did spend time with Urban Meyer at Ohio State from 2012 to 2014, but landed the Houston head coaching job after winning the Broyles Award for top assistant coach.
The year 2015 was Houston's best season under the 41-year-old, as they went to their first New Year's bowl in 30 years, recorded the second 13-win season in school history, and the 11th conference championship, as they took home the inaugural AAC title. The Cougars also went 6-0 against ranked teams under Herman.
On his way out, Strong did claim that Texas is ready to win next season, and the hiring of a proven coach may have increased their odds for 2017.