HOUSTON – Just days after firing head football coach Major Applewhite, KPRC2 sports director Randy McIlvoy was able to confirm that the University of Houston may have a new head coach soon.
Confirmed -College football sources with knowledge of coaching search UH asked for and was granted permission by WVU to speak with HC Dana Holgersen ( @Holgorsendana ) about @UHCougarFB job. @KPRC2 @WVUfootball— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) January 1, 2019
According to McIlvoy, sources “with knowledge of the coaching search” confirmed that a deal is in place with West Virginia University head coach Dana Holgersen.
The deal, which has not yet been signed, outlines a five-year contract worth $20 million, McIlvoy tweeted.
College football sources with knowledge of the search confirm with @KPRC2 a deal is in place but not yet signed with WVa HC Dana Holgersen to become the new UH Coach. The contract is a 5 year agreement worth 20 million. Could be official Tuesday.— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) January 1, 2019
By securing the deal, UH football officials will get the man they wanted and will also save money, with the buyout dropping to $1 million.
McIlvoy said details for the deal will be worked out and could be finalized Tuesday.
By securing the deal with @WVUfootball HC Dana Holgersen @UHCougarFB officials get the man they wanted. UH also saves $$ with buyout dropping to 1 million today. Details being worked out later today on 5 yr/20mill reported— Randy McIlvoy (@KPRC2RandyMc) January 1, 2019
numbers of deal. @KPRC2