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Major College Football Coach's Future Is Being "Evaluated" By School President

The Houston Cougars carrying the American flag and UH flag enter the field before playing against the Rice Owls sat TDECU Stadium.

HOUSTON, TX - SEPTEMBER 16: The Houston Cougars carrying the American flag and UH flag enter the field before playing against the Rice Owls sat TDECU Stadium on September 16, 2017 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Thomas B. Shea/Getty Images)

In two full seasons under head coach Major Applewhite, the Houston Cougars have struggled to find a similar level of success they had under Tom Herman. Houston's embarrassing 70-14 loss to Army in the Armed Forces Bowl now appears to have called Applewhite's future into question.

In a statement to Houston Chronicle writer Joseph Duarte, Houston president Renu Khator said that the team will "review and evaluate" Applewhite in days ahead.

Houston finished the 2018 season with an 8-5 record.

Last year the team finished with a 7-5 record following a loss in the Hawaii Bowl.

Applewhite took over as head coach following Tom Herman's departure at the end of the 2016 season. His first game at the helm was a 34-10 loss to San Diego State in the Las Vegas Bowl.

In 2018, Houston started the season 7-1 and seemed poised for a spot in the AAC Championship Game. But the team lost three of their last four regular season games.

The Cougars have gone 15-11 under Applewhite, with the three bowl game losses.