On Nov. 28, 2016, Texas head coach Tom Herman stood the podium during his introductory news conference and said, "We'll win championships. We'll build men of character. We'll graduate our players. And we will do it all with integrity and class."
He emphasized the last line: "And we will do it all with integrity and class." Instead, he should've omitted the last line.
Herman's first season was a rocky one, but he still led the Longhorns to their first above.-500 record and bowl win since 2013 and 2012, respectively. In year two, he's coaching the Big 12 Championship. Texas is "overachieving," he said after beating Kansas on Saturday to clinch the program's first nine-win regular season since 2009.
They might be overachieving on the field. However, Herman's off-the-field (and sideline) holier-than-thou, hypocritical antics have been a joke.
In the final minutes of last year's bowl win over Missouri, Herman mocked Tigers' quarterback Drew Lock. So much for winning, building and graduating with integrity and class. Maybe after the sideline idiocy, Herman will stop the Bill McCartney-like hypocrisy. He mocked a student-athlete. Maybe he'll stop pushing class. Nope; he's doubling down.
"We’ve been disrespected for as long as that hand signal has been around,” Herman told Horns247 on Thursday when asked about the "Horns down" debacle. "We’re kinda used to it."
It gets better:
"We handled ourselves with class, many, many, many times when we were faced with opportunities when other teams weren’t handling themselves with class."
Grow up, Tom.