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Contract for new UH head football coach confirmed in the works

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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.

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.

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.


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