The Houston football program will be reuniting with Tom Herman for a few days.
On Friday, the university closed its campus due to Hurricane Harvey. That led to the Cougars without a home, but the University of Texas opened its campus and will allow the football to use their facilities and practice over the weekend.
Hurricane Harvey is currently a Category-4 storm that could bring “catastrophic” damages.
Baylor, SMU and TCU also offered to assist the Cougars.
Instead, Cougars head coach Major Applewhite will return to his old stomping grounds while Herman gets to see some familiar faces.
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“We are grateful to the University of Texas and its football program for opening their doors to us,” Applewhite said in a statement. “We are also thankful to the other programs from across the state of Texas that offered shelter to our program during this time.
“We are hopeful for the best in Houston but are preparing for every situation. We ask everyone to keep the city of Houston, all affected areas across the Gulf Coast and its residents in their thoughts and prayers.”
Houston opens its 2017 campaign on Sept. 2 against Texas-San Antonio. Texas, meanwhile, welcomes Maryland on the same day.