Holgorsen Requests Permission From WVU To Talk To Houston
MORGANTOWN, W.Va.–BlueGoldNews.com has confirmed with West Virginia University sources that Mountaineer head football coach Dana Holgorsen has informed WVU athletic department officials that he plans to talk to officials at the University of Houston about the Cougars’ open head coaching job.
Holgorsen’s current contract with West Virginia reads that “Notification is to be given to the Athletic Director before coach, agents or representatives begin any discussions about coaching positions.” Holgorsen has now given such notification to WVU director of athletics Shane Lyons.
Holgorsen has not yet taken the job at UH, but this is an important first step if he desires to leave West Virginia for Houston.
In addition, UH has asked permission from WVU talk to Holgorsen. This permission is more a formality and is not required, per Holgorsen’s contract, but is something viewed within the industry as the proper way to handle such a situation.
The Cougars are looking to fill their coaching vacancy left by the firing of former head coach Major Applewhite, who was relieved of his positions after posting a record of 15-11 in his two-plus seasons at UH.
Holgorsen is 61-41 in his eight seasons at West Virginia, including posting an 8-4 mark this year.