Head Coach Tom Herman was fired after four seasons of leading the Longhorns football team, Texas Athletics Director Chris Del Conte announced in a statement on Saturday.
The announcement comes after the Longhorns season came to a close with their last bowl game played earlier this week. Herman was 32-18 in his time at The University of Texas.
CBS Sports reports that Alabama offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian will be the replacement of Herman, but UT has not confirmed.
Fans had been pleading with Del Conte to replace the head coach after another troubling season that left them out of the Big 12 Championship game. Fans and news sources began to speculate who the coach might be replaced with throwing around names like Urban Meyer, coaching superstar and who worked alongside Herman at Ohio State.
On Dec. 12, Del Conte released a statement that he would evaluate Herman at the close of the season, but he would remain as coach. With Herman's firing, comes a steep $15 million buyout.
Herman ended his last season 7-3.
The Texas Department of State Health Services will allocate 332,750 doses of the COVID-19 vaccine to 212 providers this week, with the bulk assigned to hub providers that are focused on widespread community distribution events. Six of those providers are in Travis County.
With the latest allocation of 16,450 sent to Travis County this week, the county will have received 104,275 doses of the vaccine. Local public health officials estimate that there are 285,000 area residents who fall in the 1A and 1B priority groups, meaning that around 37% of them should have access to doses seven weeks into the rollout process.
Here's where the latest allotment is going:
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Californian who wrote viral op-ed attacking Austin life tells Austonia he 'didn't include the positive stuff'
The California exodus has made headlines for several years now, and even more recently, with thousands of West Coasters seeking tax relief, less-expensive real estate and a simpler lifestyle in Texas' capital city.
However, a California man's scathing review of Austin, which was published in Business Insider on Wednesday, reveals that some are less than satisfied with their move.