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Tom Herman reportedly plucks away an assistant from an SEC contender Tim Warner/Getty Images
AUSTIN, TX - OCTOBER 07: Head coach Tom Herman of the Texas Longhorns watches players warm up before the game against the Kansas State Wildcats at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on October 7, 2017 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

Texas head coach Tom Herman appears to have picked up a big name for his Longhorns team, as Brett McMurphy — formerly of ESPN — reported on Tuesday that Auburn offensive line coach Herb Hand will be heading to Texas.

Hand has been with Auburn for two seasons, having previously worked with James Franklin at both Vanderbilt and Penn State.

Hand had been an active recruiter for Auburn over the past two years, and now it looks like he is taking those talents to Texas. Hand bring another coach with diverse experience in recruiting to Herman’s staff, which is looking to build off of a top recruiting class in 2018.

With the move, it looks like Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn will have to make a corresponding move as the college football coaching carousel continues to move.

Bo was born in Atlanta, GA, and has always been a savvy sports follower. He attended Georgia Tech and has previously worked with ESPN TrueHoop, HawksHoop, and the Georgia Tech Newsroom. He covers national college football for FanBuzz.
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