Football Scoop has reported that WVU head coach Dana Holgorsen is being considered to replace Major Applewhite at the University of Houston.
Applewhite is coming off an 8-5 season which ended with a 70-14 loss to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl. Houston president Renu Khator has made it very clear that 8 wins is not good enough at the University and after finishing 7-5 and 8-5 over the last two seasons it may be time for a change.
Why this is intriguing is Holgorsen is prime for the picking right now with his buyout at WVU scheduled to reduce to $1 million at the beginning of the year.
WVUWire as also learned that WVU is potentially not prepared to counter any offer made by the University of Houston.
Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator at Houston in ’08-’09 before moving on to Oklahoma State and eventually WVU.
WVUWire has also learned that Josh Heupel at Central Florida and Neal Brown, currently the head coach at Troy, are names that have been mentioned to potentially replace Holgorsen if Houston does indeed present him with an offer.
UPDATE: Since the publishing of this article reports have surfaced that Houston is, indeed, expected to fire Applewhite as early as Sunday. Reports have also indicated that Holgorsen is likely the front runner for the position.