If you believed any and all reports coming from the hundreds of media outlets yesterday, you would have thought that Lane Kiffin won the head coaching job at The University of Houston. Well, apparently he didn’t because this morning the University of Houston announced that they had chosen Major Applewhite as their new head coach.
The news came first from Hunter Yuracheck, the Vice President for Athletics at the University of Houston. See his tweet below.
Obviously this is a big surprise for people who’ve been following the story, although it makes perfect sense that a guy like Lane Kiffin wouldn’t be going to the University of Houston Cougars. He’s still on the table to become the head coach at LSU or USF, but we can see the draw of a program like USF, which would benefit immensely from having a relatively young, likable (?) coach like Lane at their school. It would be his program to own and to take to bigger heights. LSU, on the other hand, already has a phenomenal program but comes with much more pressure to perform at a higher level.