Texas brings surging offense to face USC

Tom Herman arrived at Texas with much fanfare.

Herman, the former Houston coach and Ohio State offensive coordinator, replaced Charlie Strong last November following three consecutive seasons in which the Longhorns finished below .500.

The early returns?

Texas, which visits USC at the Coliseum on Saturday, split its first two home games but has shown little trouble on offense.

“I think Tom is one of the most brilliant offensive minds in college football,” USC coach Clay Helton said. “He’s done it at Ohio State, he’s done at Houston, he’s going to do it at Texas.”

The Longhorns have averaged 48