SportingNews- Even Texas football coach Tom Herman has slipped up during his past jobs.
No, we're not talking about his time at Houston, when he turned around a floundering program. While still in high school, Herman was fired from fast food chain Subway for secretly chowing down on pastrami.
While he would tell people he worked as a "subcontractor" or "submarine contractor," Herman said he would sneak off to the walk-in refridgerator and stuff pastrami in his face.
“I used to love the pastrami. They had those big walk-in refrigerators. I was standing in there one day, with the door shut, just throwing pastrami in my mouth,” Herman told the Dallas Morning News.
"It was like something out of a movie. I've got this bin of meat, throwing meat in my mouth, the door swings open and it's the owner. He goes, 'Get out. Don't come back.'"
And who would have thought, all those years ago when Tom Herman was shamelessly shoveling low grade lunch meat down his gullet as fast as he possibly could that he was actually prepping himself for quite the future in coaching college football? I know that the new Texas hire's past affinity for eating crappy corned beef in a timely fashion doesn't seem at all related to his career path. However, any teenager that is able to restrict his diet to quickly devoured handfuls of 'Subway' pastrami despite knowing exactly how garbage it is has the time management skills to spend 21 hours a day recruiting. I bet Tom Herman still gets his daily allotment of protein by eating cold cuts out of the bag while watching game tape. I would hope that he's least rocking with 'Boar's Head' by now, but having no need for utensils, a table, or a time slot for lunch without a doubt lends itself to the type of low maintenance gluttony required of guys that spend all damn day in the office. The fact that the former shitty sandwich maker had the ability to make himself sound more important than he was by referring to himself as a "submarine contractor" probably aided his prominent rise in a profession which places a high value on talking directly out of your ass and selling bullshit by the foot long, but so did eating glorified prison food like a goddamn caveman.