Longhorns react: Current and former UT football players speak out after head coach Tom Herman fired

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AUSTIN (KXAN) — Texas Longhorns both current and former are reacting to the huge news coming out of UT Athletics on Saturday: the firing of Longhorns head coach Tom Herman after four seasons.

Below, find reactions from several Longhorns as they learned the news of Herman’s departure.

Current players

Jordan Whittington, wide receiver: “Woke up coachless.”

Josh Thompson, defensive back tweeted, simply: “Wowww,” and another with a shocked emoji.

Another wordless reaction:

D’Shawn Jamison, defensive back, tweeted a grimacing face.

And another.

Jared Wiley, tight end: “Thank you for giving me the opportunity to showcase myself at a place like Texas. Good luck at your next spot coach!”

DeMarvion Overshown, linebacker, sent three tweets, the first reading: “If it was a snake it would’ve bitten me,” followed by a facepalm emoji.

Chris Adimora, defensive back, tweeted that he’d put his phone on do-not-disturb, saying he “woke up coachless, simple as that.”

Offensive lineman Tope Imade thanked Herman for helping him get into grad school.

Roschon Johnson switched from quarterback to running back when he arrived at Texas and thanked Herman for the opportunity.

2021 running back prospect Jonathon Brooks appears that he’ll remain loyal to the Longhorns.

Defensive back Kobe Boyce thanked Herman for keeping him on scholarship.

2021 offensive lineman prospect Hayden Conner said the current class “isn’t going anywhere.”

Former players

Former Longhorns wide receiver Quan Cosby is ready to support the Sarkisian era in Austin.

Byron Hobbs-Vaughns, former linebacker who entered the NCAA Transfer Portal tweeted: “Thank you for opening my eyes while being on campus, wasn’t perfect but definitely taught me lessons. Appreciate ya @CoachTomHerman.” The message was followed by a heart emoji.

Houston Texans defensive end Charles Omenihu welcomed Sarkisian to Texas. “Alumni in the NFL are behind you 100% willing to support you in anyway.”

Reggie Hemphill-Mapps transferred from Texas after the 2017 season.

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