The former Ohio State offensive coordinator made the gesture to Longhorn Network cameras during coverage of the first day of the Class of 2020 early signing period.

Perhaps it was code to a recruit who will soon be “flipping” to Texas, or Tom Herman thought he had the No. 11-ranked class?


Whatever the reason, the Texas head coach decided to celebrate his 10th-ranked recruiting class by shooting the bird to Longhorn Network cameras early Wednesday, the first day of the Class of 2020 early signing period.


@kbohls Just saw this on LHN. Why is Coach flipping the double bird to the LHN camera here? Did he not realize the camera was on? LOL but seems like a great signing day pic.twitter.com/uKI41ltr3k

— Scott Scharfenberg (@dolphlong) December 18, 2019

Herman was expected to sign 16 recruits Wednesday, headlined by 5-star Arizona running back Bijan Robinson and Lake Travis quarterback Hudson Card.


After Texas’ 7-5 season, the three-year coach fired his offensive and defensive coordinators and subsequently lost a handful commitments, including Temple wide receiver Quentin Johnston who opted for TCU instead on Monday.


Herman was the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State during Urban Meyer’s first three seasons as head coach.


Texas announced the hiring of former Rutgers head coach Chris Ash as the new defensive coordinator Tuesday, who will more than likely hit the ground running when it comes to gathering commitments before February’s final signing day for the 2020 class.