Record-Breaking Numbers Expected at Texas High School Football Coaches Clinic
One of the more recent examples of Herman's plan unfolding is the upcoming Texas High School Coaches Clinic, featuring guest speaker, five-time Super Bowl champion Patriots' head coach Bill Belichick.
It is not out of the ordinary for Texas to involve speeches from prominent football coaches from across the country in the annual HS coaches clinic. However, bringing in Belichick elevates the 2017 event to a record-breaking level.
And "record-breaking" is not an exaggeration.
Herman was asked about event following spring practice; and the head coach said this clinic is expected to be the largest in school history.
As of Wednesday afternoon, more than 900 high school coaches from across the Lone Star State have registered to attend HornsDigest.com. coaches clinic, UT officials confirmed to
To put that number into perspective, previous clinics that were considered high attendance saw numbers between 500 and 600 coaches.
I have spoken to multiple folks close to Herman from various stops of his career, and a similar message about the head coach has been relayed in those conversations: Everything Herman does is part of a plan.
It doesn't matter if the more than 900 currently registered coaches are headed to Austin to meet Herman, or if they are solely going to the clinic to hear a legendary NFL coach talk ball. What matters is coaches from one of the most fertile recruiting grounds in the nation are coming to Texas en masse.
Securing Belichick to speak at clinic was already a win for Herman and his staff. Couple that with sparking the attention from hundreds of high school coaches across the state makes this event a success in itself even before it kicks-off.