West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is expected to leave the Mountaineers for the same job at Houston, sources told SB Nation. A finalized agreement and official announcement are expected as early as New Year’s Day
1. Holgorsen and UH have an agreement in place on a five-year, $20 million deal that appears to make Holgorsen the highest-paid coach at any non-power conference school ever.
As for the timing of the move, his contract in Morgantown called for him to pay WVU $2.5 million if he left before New Year’s Day 2019.
That amount was slated to go down to $1 million at midnight on the first day of the year, causing Houston to wait before moving to officially hire him.
UH interviewed USC offensive coordinator Kliff Kingsbury and Cal defensive coordinator Tim DeRuyter in Los Angeles, sources said, but had long before then zeroed in on Holgorsen as the top candidate to follow Major Applewhite.