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Texas Longhorns head coach Tom Herman might be a good football coach, but over the past few weeks, he's continued to reveal himself as quite a sore loser.


Herman's Texas squad lost a close game to West Virginia on Saturday after Mountaineers quarterback Will Grier threw a last-minute touchdown and then ran the ball in on a two-point conversion with 16 seconds left on the clock to win 42-41 in Austin. 

It was a fantastic, gutsy call from West Virginia's head coach Dana Holgorson and it paid off, but here's how Herman responded postgame. 

It's hard to imagine Herman would have complained about taunting or brought it up to his players if it had been the other way around. That's without even addressing the absurdity of negating West Virginia's first successful, two-point conversion that Herman iced with a timeout just before the Mountaineers snapped the ball. 


However, this gag isn't Herman's only issue. Just last week, he appeared pretty hostile toward Oklahoma St. head coach Mike Gundy after Gundy had run onto the field to try and pull his own players away from a scuffle. 

If we go back to last year's Texas Bowl, we can also see Herman doing some taunting of his own, mocking Missouri's quarterback Drew Lock from the Longhorns' sideline. 

Crazy that this is perfectly fine, but if you do the Texas Hook'em Horns hand gesture upside down, then it's a penalty. Meanwhile, Herman also thinks that players are taunting him and feels the need for points to be taken off the board accordingly. 


It's bad enough when Texas is winning, but if they're going to continue to lose three, four or five games every year, then Herman's attitude is going to get old, fast. 


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