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#pounditFriday, April 19, 2024

Houston hires Major Applewhite as next head coach

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Houston has reached a decision on who will be the school’s next head football coach, and it is not Lane Kiffin.

The Cougars announced on Friday that offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has been promoted to head coach.

The announcement came roughly 24 hours after a report claimed Houston had decided on Kiffin, who was supposedly operating as if he had already gotten the job.

Applewhite, a former star quarterback at Texas, is just 38. He has been credited with being the reason for much of Houston’s offensive success over the past two years, and the university and its boosters clearly believe he can lead the team.

While Kiffin was a finalist with the job along with defensive coordinator and interim head coach Todd Orlando, the report about Kiffin landing the job was clearly premature. Houston’s athletic director indicated as much when he sent this clever tweet on Thursday.

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