After five seasons at the helm, Dana Holgorsen is out as Houston head football coach. Holgorsen went 31-28 overall, highlighted by a 12-2 (8-0) season in 2021 that saw the Cougars ranked as high as #16. The team has faltered since then, however, and finished just 4-8 (2-7) this season after moving from the AAC to the Big 12.
“Over the course of his five seasons with the Cougars, Dana made strides in our football program in many ways and laid the groundwork for our transition to the Big 12 Conference,” said AD Chris Pezman. “Ultimately, the results on the field fell below our standards of excellence. We are grateful to Dana for his efforts and commitment to our student-athletes and we wish him the very best in his future endeavors.”
Holgorsen was hired in 2019 after eight seasons at West Virginia, leaving town ahead of rumors that he would be on the hot seat despite an overall 61-41 record with the Mountaineers. Early returns in Houston were good, but the team failed to compete in their new league this year.
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