Houston Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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