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Major College Football Coach Has Reportedly Been Fired

Houston Cougars cheerleaders at a game vs. ECU.

HOUSTON, TX - NOVEMBER 04: The Houston Cougars cheerleaders perform during the game against the East Carolina Pirates at TDECU Stadium on November 4, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

It's been a strange Sunday in the college football coaching ranks. Miami now finds itself without a head coach after Mark Richt retired today, and now the University of Houston appears to be getting rid of its head coach too.

According to Steven Godfrey of SB Nation, sources have said that Cougars head coach Major Applewhite has been fired.

The University of Houston has yet to confirm the report with an official announcement.

Applewhite finished the season with an 8-5 record.

Multiple college football insiders have confirmed the news.

With two-straight winning seasons, Applewhite has led the Cougars to a 15-10 record, but is winless in bowl games.

Houston lost the 2018 Armed Forces Bowl in embarrassing fashion, losing 70-14 while being gashed on the ground.

The Cougars started the 2018 season 7-1 and rose as high as No. 17 in the rankings before losing four of their last five games.