Every day is a new day for Tom Herman in 2017. Every time the Texas coach does something on the Forty Acres, it’s a first.
This week, he’s coming off his first open date as the Longhorns’ head man. On Thursday at Iowa State, he’ll coach his first Big 12 Conference game — and his first midweek game.
In his first season, Herman and his staff are constantly learning about the players, and vice versa.
“There’s definitely some trial and error involved. As many practices as we’ve been through, there’s still a getting-to-know-each-other process early in the year.”
Texas (1-2) visits the Cyclones (2-1) in a nationally televised 7 p.m. game at Jack Trice Stadium.
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