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8-5, 1st in American Athletic - West
Kiper Jr.: Falcons will select Oliver No. 14 overall (1:48)
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38dAndrea Adelson

Top 10 nonconference matchups of 2019

The 2019 season is (sadly) eight months away, but the fans, and no doubt the players, are already looking forward to the biggest games of next season.

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45dSam Khan

Holgorsen embraces Houston's 10-win standard

New Houston coach Dana Holgorsen didn't shy away when asked about the school president's stated double-digit-win standard for the program, noting, "I don't want to go anywhere that doesn't have expectations like that."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Dana Holgorsen, upon being introduced as Houston's head coach, said "It's great to be home." He said when he left as offensive coordinator after the 2009 season, "I left here with a frown. Because one I was going to Oklahoma, but two, I love this city. Obviously, things worked out OK."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Dana Holgorsen's new contract, obtained via open records request by ESPN, will pay him $20 million over 5 years. He'll also get a raise plus a $1 million incentive if the school gets a Power 5 conference invitation. His assistant salary pool ($4.5 million) is the largest for a Group of 5 program.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

New Houston head coach Dana Holgorsen autographs some footballs and throws them into the stands at the Cougars' basketball game Wednesday at Fertitta Center.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Former West Virginia receivers coach Tyron Carrier said the chances of him joining Dana Holgorsen's offensive staff at Houston are "pretty good. This is home." Carrier was a star receiver for the Cougars from 2008-11 and was recently named FootballScoop's receivers coach of the year. Carrier was with Holgorsen when the new head coach was introduced at Houston's basketball game on Wednesday.


Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

New head coach Dana Holgorsen introduced Wednesday night during halftime of Houston's basketball game vs. Tulsa. Got a standing ovation.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston makes its hire of Dana Holgorsen official, completing an impressive coup for the ambitious Group of 5 program, hiring him away from West Virginia. Holgorsen announced his arrival with a Twitter video, holding his preferred beverage, Red Bull.

Herbstreit: Holgorsen to Houston 'a huge coup for the AAC' (0:52)
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48dSam Khan Jr.

Source: Houston set to hire WVU's Holgorsen

West Virginia football coach Dana Holgorsen is finalizing a deal with Houston to become the Cougars' new coach, a source told ESPN's Sam Khan Jr. The deal could be announced as early as Tuesday.

Why does Holgorsen want to leave WVU for Houston? (1:41)
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49dJake Trotter

Source: Houston asks to interview Holgorsen

With Dana Holgorsen's buyout dropping to $1 million on Tuesday, Houston has asked to interview the West Virginia coach for its vacancy, a source told ESPN.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston offensive line coach Randy Clements is expected to join Kendal Briles at Florida State, according to a source. Clements will oversee a Seminoles offensive line that has significantly underperformed for years, so this is a very significant hire. The two coaches go back to their time together at Baylor, and I'm told Briles wanted Clements to remain with him anywhere he ended up. It was a factor in his discussions with Tennessee. Now they both head to FSU.

Army QB runs for 170 yards, 5 TDs in Armed Forces Bowl win (1:51)

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Kendal Briles has resigned as Houston's offensive coordinator and is expected to be named offensive coordinator at Florida State, sources tell ESPN. The Athletic first reported Briles' resignation Saturday night. He coached during Saturday's 70-14 loss to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl. Briles recently agreed to a three-year contract to remain at Houston, which delayed his eventual move to Florida State. He had been in the mix for the head-coaching job at Texas State before deciding to remain at Houston.

Hopkins ties 2 records with TD (0:38)
Hopkins runs in 4th TD of game for Army (0:21)
Hopkins' 54-yard pass leads to his 3rd TD (0:23)
Houston gets on board with 3-yard TD pass (0:13)
Army takes fumble to house for TD (0:39)