The Houston football program will not be joining the Big 12, so they currently have a more immediate situation on their hands: the future of head coach Tom Herman.
When the offseason rolls around, Herman will be one of the hottest coaching candidates in the market.
There isn’t a prominent job opening that won’t at least inquire about Herman’s interest, but the Cougars are ready to do everything they can to work on a reasonable contract extension for the coach.
UH athletic director Hunter Yurachek told the Houston Chronicle that he has had “very general discussions” about a potential extension.
“We have what I consider to be one of the hottest coaching commodities in all of college football,” Yurachek said. “It’s my job to continue to do due diligence and work with (president Renu) Khator and (board of regents) chairman Tilman Fertitta and put together parameters for what potentially could be a new contract offer for coach Herman as we look toward the future and retaining him as head coach.”
With LSU already having an opening and potentially the Texas Longhorns job opening up, Houston better be ready to pull out all stops if they hope to keep Tom Herman in town.
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