This was rumored two years ago as well when Herman left Houston for UT. It would be an odd move to go from a P5 to a G5 job, but I can see why he would go. He has a house in Houston, easier to recruit in Texas, and he missed his best shot to win big in Morgantown. Next year is looking like a 2-4 win type of year for WVU (Losing Grier, Sills, Jennings, Cajuste, and now our best defensive player David Long has declared for the draft). The fan base is down on him for the collapse at the end of the year and his stock will only fall next year.Lots of noise that Houston is going to fire Major Applewhite and hire Dana Holgorsen. Seems odd he’d leave a P5 for Houston, but current AD didn’t hire him so you never know what’s going on inside the building. His buyout goes down after Jan 1, so if its happening, its probably soon after the New Year.
Mark Richt is retiring after 3 years at the U
Yea, there appears to be some stress there. He wanted an extension prior to this season, they haven't done that. Buyout goes down tonight. Current AD didn't hire him. If this is just one of those worst kept secrets, then I bet the AD has someone waiting in the wings.WVU will be terrrrrible next year and they already don’t like him. Might as well bolt before you’re fired.
I wouldn't say the whole fan base dislikes or even wanted him to leave. Dana has always been somewhat aloof and there has always been a distant feeling between him and the fanbase. Most of us would've been fine with him staying, but you won't see to many people crying that he is leaving. Dana wasn't happy when the AD didn't extend him until the end of the 2016 season and he was using Houston as leverage even then. From what I've been told he was playing the contract game again and Shane Lyons called his bluff and it looks like he is going to be out the door. As you stated, next year WVU is going to be rebuilding and the seat was going to get hotter. He also blew his best chance to win big this year and there isn't a Will Grier walking through the door to save him.WVU will be terrrrrible next year and they already don’t like him. Might as well bolt before you’re fired.
Appears to be official now, without contract specifics released. I think this is a great move on the surface, but would like to know more about his recruiting chops.Looks like WVU is focused on Neal Brown from Troy. He's got a good track record at Troy, has Air Raid experience from prior stops, and has modified that attack with more power and running at Troy. Has big P5 wins the last few years, LSU and Nebraska, and nearly beat Clemson in '16 early in the season the year they won the natty. I was at that game and they were physical.
So if this is the new guy, sign me up.
6 year deal per Brett McMurphy. Haven't seen any $$ yet.Appears to be official now, without contract specifics released. I think this is a great move on the surface, but would like to know more about his recruiting chops.