One of my favorite articles I’ve read this month: a look inside the rebuilding job Tom Herman (an Urban Meyer understudy) is doing with the University of Houston football program. This article is chock-full of good nuggets on culture and program-building (Steak/beans; H-Town Takeover; galvanizing support; the bent facemask; recruiting battles). I’m a big fan of Herman already.
“The price of championships is really high,” he says, raising his right arm high over his head to indicate how high the standard should be, raising his voice to indicate how hot he is on the subject. “It will never come down to your level. To do the things you want to do on gameday, it’s doing it over. And over. And over. And over. And over. Again. And again. And again. And again. And again. We have some who are ready to pay the price — but not enough. Not enough.”