Sources: UH defensive coordiantor Todd Orlando to join Tom Herman in Austin


Houston Cougars defensive coordinator Todd Orlando has agreed to become the defensive coordinator at the University of Texas, college football sources confirmed.

Sources told FOX 26 Sports Orlando will get a three-year deal worth more than $1 million per season.

Tilman Fertitta, University of Houston chairman of the Board of Regents, said on Dec. 9 that UH expected Orlando to join former Cougars head coach Tom Herman In Austin.

However, sources told FOX 26 UH officials did everything they could to keep Orlando with the Cougars, offering him a "seven-figure contract" to stay.

Orlando served briefly as Houston’s interim coach and was a candidate to get the job on a permanent basis, before the school named Major Applewhite as Herman’s replacement,

Sports Illustrated’s Pete Thamel was the first to report Orlando’s move to Texas.

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