It’s Herman time in Houston

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HOUSTON, Texas - Tom Herman was talking "interstellar championships" at his introductory press conference at the University of Houston.

The new Cougars head football coach made reference to the stars when talking about how he wouldn't limit the team's potential.

This past season as the Offensive Coordinator at Ohio State, Herman's offense averaged 507.6 yards per game and 45.2 points per game. He's hoping to develop a high-octane offense to Houston.

"The city of Houston needs a hometown, college football team to be proud of," Herman said.

Herman has roots in Texas, having been an assistant coach at Texas, Rice, Sam Houston State, Texas State and Texas Lutheran. Houston was a job he'd targeted as a place to start his head coaching career.

"The right fit in terms of my culture, what I believe in, people that I've been around, the relationships that I've built and has a chance to win - all the laser lights kept pointing to Houston" Herman said.

The 39-year-old Herman will continue to work with Ohio State through the Buckeyes' playoff run.  He said he plans to meet with current members of the Houston coaching staff early next week.