Tom Herman is lending a hand to old friends at Houston who are being displaced by Hurricane Harvey.
With Hurricane Harvey scheduled to hit land late Friday night or very early Saturday morning, the Houston football program is doing what most others on the Texas coast are doing: Getting the hell out.
Upgraded to a Category 3 hurricane on Friday afternoon, parts of the coast will get hit with feet of rain and storm surge in the coming days. And because Hurricane Harvey isn't expected to come and go quickly, the Cougars are planning to move for at least a couple days.
The football program was contacted by schools across Texas with offers to use their facilities to continue preparing for the upcoming season, which for Houston begins with a trip to UTSA on Saturday, Sept. 2.
"Baylor, SMU, TCU all offered their facilities," said Houston athletics director Hunter Yurachek. "Because of hotel accommodations in some of those locations and the proximity of those locations, we decided in the end to relocate our football team, at least for the weekend and maybe early into next week, into Austin and practice at the University of Texas."
Yuracheck added that he called Texas athletics director Mike Perrin last Sunday night and "without hesitation Mike said absolutely."
Austin is about 160 miles west of Houston.