UH could name Dana Holgorsen head coach Tuesday


College football sources confirmed the University of Houston has reached an agreement with West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen to be the Cougars new head coach.

Late Monday night sources with knowledge of the situation said the two sides are working through the 5-year/$20 million deal and that it has not been signed yet.

UH could name Holgorsen the Cougars new head football coach as early as Tuesday.

Holgorsen would replace Major Applewhite who was fired on Sunday.

Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator for the University of Houston in 2008 and 2009.

He has been the Mountaineers head coach for eight years and has an overall record of 61-41.

During that time Holgorsen had two teams that finished in the Top 25.

In 2011, his first in Morgantown, was his overall best year at West Virginia, finishing 10-3, co-champions of the Big East Conference and beating Clemson in the Orange Bowl.

That season the Mountaineers finished ranked 17th by the Associated Press and 18TH  in the Coaches Poll.

On Holgorsen’s watch West Virginia was also 10-3 in 2016, finishing second in the Big 12, but losing in the Russell Athletic Bowl.

That season the Mountaineers finished 17th in the Coaches Poll and ranked 18th by the Associated Press.

Holgorsen’s bowl record at West Virginia was 2-5.

Among the coaches Holgorsen has worked for include Mike Leach, Kevin Sumlin and Mike Gundy.


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