Houston announces they have fired Major Applewhite
Major Applewhite is officially out as the head football coach at Houston after just two seasons.
Houston announced on Sunday that Applewhite has been relieved of his duties.
Houston Announces Separation with Major Applewhite.
National search for Houston’s 15th head coach has commenced.
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— Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) December 30, 2018
Applewhite went 15-11 in two seasons with Houston, and an embarrassing 70-14 loss to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl ended up being his last game with the program. The Cougars went 7-5 last year and started out 7-1 this year before an injury to their star quarterback derailed their season. They finished 8-5.
We have already heard rumblings that Houston is considering making a run at Dana Holgorsen, though it’s unclear if he would be interested in leaving West Virginia.
Applewhite fell short of expectation with the Cougars, and he also had a public dispute with one of his best players this season. That probably didn’t help him make a case to keep his job.