Houston Rumors & News

  • Houston Nutt seeks apology from Ole Miss for 2016 allegations

    Alabama "Former Ole Miss football coach Houston Nutt isn't in agreement with the school's version of the facts when it comes to the NCAA. Ole Miss has been charged with major violations in its football program, some of which stem back to Nutt's tenure as Rebels football coach from 2008-11. The way the..." May 26

  • ESPN300 recruit Bryan Jones commits to UH

    Houston Chronicle "Bryan Jones, a four-star defensive end from Louisiana, announced Sunday night his verbal commitment to the University of Houston. Jones, who is No. 170 on the ESPN300 list of top national recruits, made the announcement on social media, a major coup for new UH coach Major Applewhite in advance..." January 30

  • Houston dismisses son of Vince Wilfork after felony drug possession charge

    Houston Chronicle "D'Aundre Holmes Wilfork, son of Texans defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, faces a felony drug charge after he was arrested in Friendswood on Dec. 21, according to Galveston County records. Wilfork, 19, was on the roster in 2016 for University of Houston, although he did not dress for any games,..." December 28

  • Lane Kiffin says he was ‘very close’ to going to Houston

    Larry Brown Sports "There have been a few different stories as to how close Lane Kiffin was to getting the Houston job, but the man himself feels he was not far away. Kiffin told Evan Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm on Tuesday that he was close with both Houston and Florida Atlantic at the same time. “Yeah, we..." December 22

  • Pumphrey sets rushing mark in San Diego State romp

    The Sports Xchange "LAS VEGAS -- San Diego State's Donnel Pumphrey said his 15-yard sweep around right end that broke Ron Dayne's NCAA career rushing mark was just like a dream ... sort of . "Just to be able to celebrate with my teammates, it was just amazing," Pumphrey said after the Aztecs scored 34..." December 17

  • Did Texas high school coaches keep Lane Kiffin from getting the Houston job

    Fox Sports "Of all the wild twists and turns on this year's college football coaching carousel, the most fascinating may have come at Houston within the past couple of days. After Tom Herman left to replace Charlie Strong at Texas, reports surfaced Thursday that Lane Kiffin was set to become the Cougars' next..." December 10

  • Houston names Major Applewhite head coach

    Houston Chronicle "The Major just got a promotion. Major Applewhite, who has spent the past two seasons as offensive coordinator, was named the 14th head coach at the University of Houston on Friday morning. Applewhite, 38, was offered the job over a group of finalists that included interim coach/defensive..." December 09

  • Houston decides on Lane Kiffin as next coach

    USA Today "Houston has decided on Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to be its next football coach, pending a Thursday meeting at which school President Renu Khator will have to give the final OK, two people with knowledge of the situation told USA TODAY Sports. Those people spoke on the condition of..." December 08

  • Conflicting reports on whether Houston has hired Lane Kiffin

    SI "Houston is set to hire Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin to be its next football coach, USA Today's Dan Wolken reports.. According to the report, the hire is dependent on Kiffin meeting with school officials on Thursday, but Kiffin "has been operating" as if he will be the school's next..." December 08

  • Houston brass to meet Thursday night in hopes of deciding on new football coach

    CBS Sports "Houston leadership will meet Thursday evening to discuss the next step in its coaching search, multiple sources told CBS Sports. A decision could come as soon as Friday morning although there is no certainty. Sources stressed Thursday morning that no offer or decision has been made. The..." December 08

  • Lane Kiffin, Les Miles, Art Briles getting Houston interviews

    ABC 7 Chicago "Houston will interview at least five candidates for its head-coaching position, including Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin and former coaches Les Miles and Art Briles, sources told ESPN. Cougars interim coach/defensive coordinator Todd Orlando said earlier this week that he and..." December 03

  • Report: Lane Kiffin to interview for Houston job after SEC title game

    College Football Talk "Earlier in the week it was reported that Lane Kiffin was in the mix to fill the head coaching vacancy at Houston. Come Sunday, or shortly thereafter, the Alabama offensive coordinator may be taking the next step in returning to lead his own college football program. Citing multiple unnamed..." December 02

  • Lane Kiffin, Les Miles candidates for Houston opening

    ESPN "Former LSU coach Les Miles has been contacted about Houston's head coach vacancy and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin has also emerged as a candidate, sources told ESPN. "Les Miles has always recruited Texas (while head coach at LSU and Oklahoma State) and has friends in Houston," a..." December 01

  • Will Houston continue offensive trend in hiring head coach?

    Fanrag Sports "One of the more intriguing coaching searches this offseason will happen at the University of Houston, a school that has gone from being known as Cougar High to a program that is approaching a national brand. UH gained considerable attention during the last two seasons when Tom Herman was..." November 29

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