The Bears have hired former University of Texas head coach Tom Herman as an offensive analyst and special projects coach, the team announced on Monday.
Herman, 45, is coming off of a four-year stint with the Longhorns, during which his teams finished with a 32-18 accumulated record. He was let go after the 2020 season, despite finishing 7-3 and coming away with a win in the Alamo Bowl. Texas made bowl appearances in all four of Herman’s seasons as head coach, winning all four games in the process. His best season came in 2018, when the Longhorns finished 10-4 and won the Sugar Bowl.
Prior to his time in Texas, Herman was the head coach at the University of Houston in 2015 and 2016. He compiled a 22-4 record in those two seasons, including a 13-1 record in 2015. In his six total seasons as a head coach at the collegiate level, Herman’s teams finished the season in the AP Top 25 six times, including two top-10 finishes.
In addition to hiring Herman, Chicago has also hired Anthony Hibbert as an assistant strength coach. He most recently served in the same role for Oklahoma State, where he coached for the last six seasons.