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University of Texas football coach Tom Herman, who is due to make just north of $5 million this year, prepared for his new job by making five dollar footlongs as a teenager.
As a young man, Herman worked several odd jobs. These included stints at a tuxedo shop, local batting cage, college campus radio station, and Subway (as a self-described “submarine contractor”).
Herman detailed his time with Subway to SportsDay:
When young Herman, again during high school, worked at a Subway restaurant in Simi Valley, he took full advantage of the nutritional bonuses and running punch line it afforded him.
“When people said, ‘Hey, what do you do?’ I would say, ‘I’m a Subcontractor. Or Submarine contractor.”
Alas, due to an unfortunate, shall we say, incident, he estimates the job only lasted four to six months.
“I used to love the pastrami,” he says. “They had those big walk-in refrigerators. I was standing in there one day, with the door shut, just throwing pastrami in my mouth.
“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.'”
Rule no. 1 when it comes to fast food restaurants is “don’t think about what they’re doing with your food behind closed doors.” Nothing good can come from those thoughts. If you’re eating at Subway, your standards should already be low enough to where you don’t need to worry about if the guy that has been elbow deep in pastrami all day was wearing gloves or not before making your sandwich. Or if he was fucking the pastrami.
Do people think Herman is the only guy ever to shove processed meat down his throat during a break at Subway? If you work there, you clearly don’t have the means to afford a decent lunch. Of course you’re going to devour a few sub ingredients during your shift. It comes with the territory and should be expected by management.
If I’m a Texas football fan, I love this news. Spring ball is right around the corner, and I wouldn’t mind seeing a whistle in Herman’s one hand and a bin of meat in the other. That’s what Texas football is all about.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Herman was salivating while he signed his contract to coach the Longhorns. Not because of the money; because he was thinking about all of the Pastrami subs he can finally afford..
Image via Twitter/Tom Herman