Since being blown out by Army in the Armed Forces Bowl, the administration at the University of Houston has been hinting that head coach Major Applewhite could soon be fired.
In the wake of the news, Yahoo! Sports writer Pete Thamel called out the University of Houston for its poor handling of the situation.
Thamel pointed to a variety of questionable decisions being made at the top, and noted that the school's efforts to be admitted into the Big 12 Conference are being adversely affected by the moves.
Houston’s clown triumvirate is being cackled at around college sports today as they clumsily attempt to fire Major Applewhite as Houston’s coach. In their attempt to woo an invite from the Big 12, Houston did the reputational equivalent of dropping a load of manure on commissioner Bob Bowlsby’s doorstep, ringing the doorbell and then running.
Applewhite is 15-10 as head coach of Houston, but has lost all of the bowl games he's coached, including the 2016 Las Vegas Bowl when he replaced former head coach Tom Herman for the game.
In the Armed Forces Bowl, Army only threw four passes - completing them all, including a touchdown pass - and ran the ball for over 300 yards and eight touchdowns.
Houston still finished the season with eight wins, more than their previous season.
West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is rumored to be a potential candidate for the job if Applewhite is fired.