Houston fires head coach Dana Holgorsen 

Houston announced Sunday that it has fired head coach Dana Holgorsen. 

Holgorsen and the Cougars are 4-8 in their first year in the Big 12 Conference. 

“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,” Houston vice president of athletics Chris Pezman stated in a release. “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.”

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Holgorsen had been head coach at Houston since the 2019 season. He had gathered a 31-28 record with two bowl wins. 

Assistant coach Corby Meekins will serve as the Cougars’ interim head coach, according to a release. 

“The University of Houston is committed to a championship-caliber football program and ensuring the success of our student-athletes,” Pezman stated in a release. “Our search for a new leader begins immediately and I am confident with the incredible fan support, tradition, access to prospective student-athletes and the pending opening of the Memorial Hermann Football Operations Center, we will attract a very strong pool of candidates.”