Houston booster Darryl Schroeder unloads on ‘Judas’ Tom Herman
Tom Herman left Houston for the opportunity to lead a much bigger program in the state of Texas, and at least one prominent booster feels the coach acted with no class on his way out the door.
Darryl Schroeder, a booster for the Cougars, unloaded on Herman in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. In his rant, Schroeder claimed Herman promised Houston that he would not leave the school as long as they matched any offer he received. He also took aim at Herman for vowing to not go after Houston recruits, which is a promise one report claims the coach is not keeping.
Schroeder deleted the post, but here’s a screenshot:
Prominent UH booster goes off on Facebook about Tom Herman. pic.twitter.com/OollPNDMTV
— curry shoff (@CurryShoff) December 1, 2016
That last part about Herman ditching the courtesy car Houston gave him is truly the icing on the cake.
Negotiating with other schools in the middle of a season is always tricky business, especially if your team is in contention for a respectable bowl game. Herman had to try balancing keeping his players focused and being honest with them, and he didn’t do a good job of it.
While Schroeder does not speak for the entire Cougars community, it’s safe to assume he’s not the only one who feels betrayed by Herman. Even Herman’s wife seemed defensive when she got into it with a radio personality on Twitter. The sooner everyone moves on, the better off all parties will be.