Houston Cougars

Dana Holgorsen’s Future at Houston ‘Could Go Either Way’: Report

NCAA Football: Sam Houston State at Houston

The college football coaching carousel is set to start moving rapidly on Sunday after the regular season wrapped up on Saturday.

A job to watch closely in the Big 12 is the Houston Cougars. After Houston ended the season with a 27-13 loss to UCF, the Cougars fell to 4-8 in their first Big 12 season, with a 2-7 record in conference play.

Well Holgorsen’s future is likely to be decided “soon” and that the decision “could go either way”, according to The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman.


After the loss, Dana Holgorsen was asked about his job security and said, “I’ve got a four-year contract. Contracts mean something. If they don’t want me to be the football coach, they have not expressed that to me. I want to be the football coach here.”

The Cougars lost five of their last six games this season and Holgorsen is 31-28 in five years, with only two winning seasons. Houston has regressed over the past three seasons and continues to head in the wrong direction since winning a league championship in 2021. The team went 4-8 in Holgorsen’s first year then followed suit with a 3-5 season the year after (shortened 2020 COVID season). With a 12-2 record in 2021, Houston claimed an AAC title, but since then has gone 8-5, and 4-8.

It also doesn’t help that Holgorsen said the “ship has sailed” on the 2024 recruiting class, as the Cougars have the worst recruiting class for 2024 of the 16 teams who will be in the Big 12 next season.

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