Dana Holgerson as new OC


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    • #86694

      noneyadb
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      WVU parting ways with Holgerson, how big of a push does Whitt try to bring him in?

       

    • #86696

      concerned
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      @concerned

      He is getting fired because he is going to become the HC at Houston, replacing Applewhite. If Houston had hired him last week, the buyout would have been $1.5 million.

      • #86698

        Pace Manyung
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        @a2ute

        That would help explain why Houston would fire a coach with a winning record

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        NarfUte
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        @narfute

        Why would they fire him if he was getting hired away? If he’s hired away, UH would have to pay WVU a buyout – If he’s fired, WVU would be paying a buyout to Holgerson… Doesn’t make a whole lot of sense.

        His buyout if he leaves early is $2.5 Million today – and $1 Million starting tomorrow. WVU won’t get any of that if they fired him.
        It looks like he has a clause in his contract that a school hiring him away pays the buyout, but Holgerson has to let the AD know if he’s discussing with other schools. Maybe WVU knows he breached the contract, so they’re firing him with cause to get some sort of larger buyout?

    • #86697

      Pace Manyung
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      @a2ute

      As head coach maybe.

    • #86702

      Puget Ute
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      @pugetute

      I don’t understand. That seems like such a huge step down from WVU. I understand the UH location is much better than Morgantown, but it still seems odd.

      • #86706

        NarfUte
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        @narfute

        He’s from Houston and it’s apparently a fully guaranteed 6yr deal. He was going to make 3.7, 3.8, 3.9 mil over the next three years at WVU so if he’s getting around $2mil/yr fully guaranteed it’s a smart move.

    • #86707

      NarfUte
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      @narfute

      Looks like a joke by that barstool twitter account

    • #86708

      SalUteopia
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      Why not go after Applewhite?

      • #86712
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        Pace Manyung
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        @a2ute

        I would really like to get a Applewhite.. but I just don’t think it’s in the the cards for Utah.

        Put it this way. You get shafted by Houston (even when you have a winning season) and you they entertain an OC job at Utah? 

        Utah goes thru OC’s like sh*t thru a goose.  If Applewhite accepts a demotion and takes the Utah OC job and it doesn’t work out, (history says it won’t) his coaching career is over.  Applewhite will get another shot as a head coach.

        Utah’s best shot is with some near retired old yoda…. who really doesn’t care about the implications it has on his career.  

        • #86719
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          UteThunder
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          @utethunder

          I mostly agree, but going from P5 coordinator to G5 head coach back to P5 coordinator isn’t a career killer, even if he isn’t wildly successul. If nothing else, I think he could easily get another G5 HC job by pointing to his time at Houston.

        • #86731

          SalUteopia
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          @saluteopia

          Pre 2014, I’d agree with you but we’re in a much better position today. Except 2017, we’ve had a pretty decent run in the recent years (including division champs in 2018).
          We’re not Bama or tOSU, but we’re set up nicely to have a great 2019. We inherit a Sr. QB, a great D, and a relatively easy path to PAC12 CG. Utah OC is not a “sexy” gig, but there is plenty potential to further your career, especially if you’re coming from the G5 world.

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