What we have here is rookie night or something like that where new faces to the program have to do something to impress the vets and this week it was time for offensive line coach Herb Hand to take the mic. His choice: Eric B. & Rakim’s classic ‘Microphone Fiend’ which was released in 1988. This is probably the smart play from Herb. Go with a classic that the kids have never heard and then just start spittin’ lyrics and drop the mic.
Herb graduated college in 1990. Think of how long he’s been using this Eric B. & Rakim act. I’m going to say this has been going on 25 years or so. The guy doesn’t even blink on rookie night. Give that guy a mic.
Because I need to give you some text about Herb Hand or Google will get mad…from Herb’s bio:
Herb Hand, a veteran offensive line coach who has helped coordinate numerous dynamic offenses in his 27 years of coaching, is in his first season as co-offensive coordinator and offensive line coach at Texas. He joins the Longhorns after coaching the offensive line at Auburn for the past two seasons.
Most recently at Auburn, Hand brings a resume that includes working with programs that produced six conference championships in addition to three division championships. Offenses Hand has coached on have produced all-time leading rushers at three different schools including West Virginia, Tulsa and Vanderbilt.
A three-time finalist for Offensive Line Coach of the Year by Football Scoop (2008, ’16-17), Hand was also co-coordinator for an offense that led the nation in total offense for two consecutive years (2007-08) at Tulsa, one of which is the only offense to feature a 5,000-yard passer, a 1,000-yard rusher and three 1,000 yard receivers (2007). He has also coached five Freshman All-Americans.
Hand comes to Austin from Auburn, where he served the past two seasons as offensive line coach under Gus Malzahn, whom he was previously co-coordinator with at Tulsa.
This is Herb’s fourth stop since 2013. The guy understands how to fit in immediately.