Houston Rumors & News

  • 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

  • Texas hires Tom Herman as next head coach

    WFAA "Texas has hired former Houston head football coach Tom Herman to replace Charlie Strong, according to a report from ESPN's Heather Dinich. The former Ohio State offensive coordinator spent the past two seasons as the Cougars head coach, leading the AAC program to an 11-1 record in 2015, and a..." November 26

  • Memphis survives No. 20 Houston behind Ferguson's 4 TDs

    The Sports Xchange "Time and again, Memphis quarterback Riley Ferguson looked to go deep Friday afternoon. Yet it was Ferguson's leader, first-year coach Mike Norvell, who went even deeper after the Tigers' 48-44 win over No. 20 Houston. Norvell watched his players celebrate after scoring the go-ahead..." November 25

  • Reports of leaving Houston are 'absolutely' false, Tom Herman says

    Sporting News "Houston coach Tom Herman is a hot commodity in the coaching search at Texas, LSU and Baylor with the latest reports saying he could be the coach of the Tigers by Saturday. "Don’t believe anything that you read," Herman told ESPN about the coaching rumors before Friday's game against Memphis,..." November 25

  • Oddsmakers have Houston’s Tom Herman set as lone favorite for Texas head coaching gig

    The Comeback "There isn’t a hotter coaching prospect right now then Tom Herman, the former offensive coordinator of Ohio State and the current head coach of Houston. Herman brings enough of a resume and enough new ideas to make him a “good” hire. He is thought of highly enough that he is currently the only..." November 22

  • Jackson, No. 5 Louisville stunned by Houston

    The Sports Xchange "During a postgame interview on national TV, Houston coach Tom Herman greeted quarterback Greg Ward with a hug and a peck on the cheek. As for No. 5 Louisville, it kissed its national championship hopes goodbye in a meltdown that started with the opening kickoff and never really ended...." November 18

  • Tom Herman to Texas is ‘all but official’

    Larry Brown Sports "Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done..." October 25

  • SMU stuns No. 11 Houston 38-16

    The Sports Xchange "SMU's 38-16 upset victory over No. 11 Houston on Saturday night in Dallas allowed the host Mustangs to match their win total of three games the previous two seasons. SMU coach Chad Morris and his program also evened the score against Houston coach Tom Herman, who took a jab at the Mustangs..." October 23

  • UH officials discussing Tom Herman contract extension

    Houston Chronicle "A day after missing out on an invitation to the Big 12, the University of Houston turned its attention to another piece of important business. UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek said Tuesday that he’s had “very general conversations” with top university officials on parameters of a new..." October 19

  • Houston defense denies upset bid by Tulsa

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Two resilient and timely late-game plays offset lengthy stretches of misery and ineffectiveness for the Houston defense. Cougars linebacker Emeke Egbule returned a fumble 24 yards for a touchdown with 81 seconds remaining and safeties Austin Robinson and Khalil Williams combined..." October 16

  • Navy exercises option, stuns No. 6 Houston

    The Sports Xchange "ANNAPOLIS, Md. -- The sixth-ranked Houston Cougars spent much of a frustrating afternoon bouncing off Navy quarterback Will Worth as he barreled for yards in the Midshipmen's powerful triple-option attack. The Cougars allowed 306 yards on the ground and probably were knocked out of the..." October 08

  • Ward, No. 6 Houston demolish UConn

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Houston coach Tom Herman opted for an exercise in vocabulary to share the word -- atonement -- motivating his squad in advance of its matchup with Connecticut, the team that ruined the Cougars' bid for an unbeaten season in 2015. Senior quarterback Greg Ward Jr. dazzled, and the..." September 30

  • Houston benched Matthew Adams after injuring Tyus Bowser in fight

    ESPN "The No. 6 Houston Cougars were without two starting linebackers in their 42-14 win over UConn on Thursday at TDECU Stadium because of an altercation between the two the day before the game. Houston coach Tom Herman said after Thursday's game that Cougars starting middle linebacker Matthew..." September 30

  • No. 6 Houston annihilates Texas State

    The Sports Xchange "SAN MARCOS, Texas -- There was no doubt that No. 6 Houston was expected to beat Texas State when the two teams played Saturday but football is played on the field, not on paper. Instead of playing down to their opponent, the Cougars fashioned a nearly-perfect game and roared past Texas State 64-3..." September 24

  • Ward, No. 6 Houston overcome 3 turnovers in Cincinnati

    The Sports Xchange "CINCINNATI -- Once the sixth-ranked Houston Cougars stopped hurting themselves, they inflicted some serious pain on the Cincinnati Bearcats. Heisman Trophy candidate Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and threw for another while the Houston defense kept Cincinnati bottled up and added two..." September 16

  • Boundless against Cincinnati, UH's Greg Ward expected to be limited in practice

    Houston Chronicle "Houston coach Tom Herman said he never considered removing Greg Ward Jr. from Thursday night's game. Moving forward, however, the sixth-ranked Cougars are expected to limit the amount of work the star quarterback sees in practice. Ward played the entire game in UH's 40-16 victory over..." September 16

  • Houston star QB Greg Ward Jr. undergoes MRI on throwing shoulder

    CBS Sports "Houston surged to the forefront of the college football world on opening weekend, knocking off Oklahoma in a dominant and fun fashion at NRG Stadium in its hometown. The Cougars were flying around the field, aggressive on all sides of the ball and led through the contest by their dynamic star..." September 05

  • No. 15 Houston upends No. 3 Oklahoma

    The Sports Xchange "HOUSTON -- Tom Herman initially had no intention of trying to replicate Auburn's famous "Kick Six" from 2013. But a timeout gave Houston's coach time to reconsider, he put Brandon Wilson back at the back of the end zone and his cornerback made the day's most memorable play, returning a..." September 03

  • Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston football coach Tom Herman's vacation last week was met with a bit of turbulence and he wasn't pleased. A report linked Herman to the Baylor job currently occupied by interim coach Jim Grobe. Herman denied the rumor last week. In front of reporters at the Texas High..." July 21

  • UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek meets with Pac-12 commissioner

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek recently met with the commissioner of the Pac-12 Conference, a source close to the university told the Houston Chronicle on Monday. The meeting between Yurachek and Pac-12 commissioner Larry Scott was held in San Francisco in June. The..." July 18

  • NCAA grants Houston CB Howard Wilson medical hardship waiver

    The Score "The NCAA granted Houston cornerback Howard Wilson a medical hardship waiver Monday, making him a sophomore in terms of eligibility for the upcoming 2016 campaign. Wilson suffered a season-ending torn ACL in the third game of the 2015 season against Texas State, shortly after intercepting his..." June 28

  • Tren'Davian Dickson latest Baylor defection, transferring to Houston

    ESPN "Baylor freshman receiver Tren'Davian Dickson plans to transfer to Houston, he confirmed to ESPN on Saturday. Dickson, an ESPN 300 recruit who had enrolled at Baylor in January, was granted permission to pursue a transfer earlier this month. He visited Houston and Oregon before reaching his..." June 19