Is Texas following Nick Saban’s Alabama model?

More Than the Score

AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas football added four analyst positions to the staff, the school confirmed Tuesday. The hires have been circulating in media reports for several weeks.

Former Kansas State offensive coordinator Andre Coleman, former Houston defensive backs coach Paul Williams, former North Carolina coach Larry Fedora and UNC quality control coach, Dillon Fedora will start at Texas next Monday, March 4.

It’s good business by Texas coach Tom Herman to hire high-profile, talented coaches that are in between high-profile jobs. It’s also a move that Alabama coach Nick Saban created and utilized taking the Crimson Tide to multiple national championships.

Herman and Texas won’t pay the analysts a massive amount of money for a wealth of information because most of these coaches were fired from their previous staff and still collecting (bigger) checks from their previous universities.

Texas is a nice, comfortable landing spot for a season and then most analysts move on to new jobs at new schools or get promoted to a position coach spot.

Analysts aren’t able to coach on the sideline or recruit, but can make a difference in preparation for an upcoming opponent.

Texas beat writer Brian Davis, from the Austin American Statesman, joined Roger Wallace on More than the Score. Check out the video above.

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