head coach Tom Herman is one of the hottest commodities in college football.
So whengot fired from on Sunday, it's not surprising Herman got some questions about the open job. The coach denied any rumors of LSU contacting him at his weekly press conference Monday, and stated that if he was, he wouldn't hide it from his players.
''It's really a non-issue,'' Herman. ''We are so very open and honest in our program that if it was, I would know about it. It's not an issue because our guys have been educated to know that whatever they need to hear about me is going to come from me and it's going to be the truth.''
Herman has had great success in just two seasons with the Cougars, leading them to a 17-1 record and a 2015 Peach Bowl victory. His only loss came last season against, the team the Cougars face this week. Herman says his focus is solely on the Huskies, not on what the media is reporting.
''Me ranting and raving about it's not going to change it. I still think irresponsible journalism is more and more prevalent than it ever has been and it stinks because it affects people's lives and livelihood and there's no recourse or repercussions," said the coach.
He added, "I have to spend my energy focused on a lot more productive things because I'm not going to change it. I don't know what will or if it ever will.''
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