According to Joseph Duarte, the University of Houston beat writer for The Houston Chronicle, West Virginia’s Dana Holgorsen is a name to watch as a replacement for Tom Herman, who left Houston today for the Texas Longhorns. Holgorsen was previously the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for the Cougars, where he coached Houston legend Case Keenum.
One name a source says to watch in Houston search for new head coach: West Virginia's Dana Holgorsen. Was OC/QB coach at UH 2008-09— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) November 26, 2016
Holgorsen is nearing the final year of his contract with West Virginia University, and has yet to sign an extension after getting the Mountaineers to an 8-2 record and a legitimate shot at a ten win season. Holgorsen previously turned down an extension offer in the Spring, and West Virginia AD Shane Lyons told the Charleston Gazette-Mail that negotiations would end at that point.
After the Mountaineers started this season off 6-0, fans started clamoring for an extension but, as of today, nothing has been publicly announced. Holgorsen has made what has been perceived to be thinly veiled shots at Lyons during press conferences. Whether that was his intention or not is only for Dana to decide.
I mean, Faux Dana offered himself up at 25% off on Black Friday. Maybe there’s something to this.