Report: Houston to hire Lane Kiffin, conflicting reports emerge
According to a report by USA Today’s Dan Wolken, Houston will hire Alabama OC Lane Kiffin as its next head coach. Kiffin would replace former head coach Tom Herman, who left for the Texas job.
The hire is pending a Thursday meeting that President Renu Khator will have to give the final okay, according to the report.
According to the report, Houston could backtrack on the decision, but as of Wednesday night, Kiffin was operating as if he will become the next head coach.
However, after USA Today’s initial report, conflicting reports surfaced. Beat writer for the Houston Chronicle Joseph Duarte tweeted that Houston hadn’t made a decision on its next head coach.
Sources: Houston has not offered job, no decision made yet on next head coach
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December 8, 2016
Similarly, Fox Sports’ Bruce Feldman reported that no decision has been made and no offer has been extended to anyone.
USAToday reporting Houston's set to hire Lane Kiffin.. UH source told FoxSports no decision's been made & no offer's been extended to anyone
— Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 8, 2016
After all the dust had settled, Houston passed on Lane Kiffin and hired its offensive coordinator Major Applewhite.