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Coordinators among three Texas football assistant coaches dismissed

As the Texas football team awaits an invitation to a bowl game, head coach Tom Herman announced changes to his coaching staff, including the dismissal of defensive coordinator Todd Orlando and passing game coordinator/outside receivers coach Drew Mehringer (photo courtesy of texassports.com).

By Steve Habel
Senior Contributing Writer

AUSTIN, Texas — There have been plenty of rumors in recent weeks about possible changes in the assistant coaching ranks for the Texas football team, and, on Sunday, two days after the Longhorns beat Texas Tech to secure a third straight winning season, the axe fell on the 40 Acres.

Finishing the regular season at 7-5 (and 5-4 in Big 12 play) doesn’t cut the mustard for the Longhorns, which prompted head coach Tom Herman to make changes to his coaching staff that will be effective immediately.

Three assistant coaches who have been with the staff since Herman took over at Texas before the 2017 season

Steve Habel is a senior contributing writer for Horns Illustrated. He has covered Texas sports since 1989 and was this magazine’s senior editor for 24 years. You can follow him on twitter @stevehabel .