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Report: Major Program Considering Replacing Its Head Coach With Dana Holgorsen

Dana Holgorsen celebrating against the Texas Longhorns.

AUSTIN, TX - NOVEMBER 03: Head coach Dana Holgorsen of the West Virginia Mountaineers celebrates after the game against the Texas Longhorns at Darrell K Royal-Texas Memorial Stadium on November 3, 2018 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images)

On Friday night, Dana Holgorsen led his West Virginia Mountaineers against the Syracuse Orange in the Camping World Bowl. West Virginia went into the game without star quarterback Will Grier - who is headed to the NFL and decided to keep his body healthy for the draft.

Without Grier under center, the Mountaineers struggled to move the ball and eventually lost the contest 34-18. The loss might be Holgorsen's last with the Mountaineers.

According to a report from Football Scoop, Houston is expected to make a run at the West Virginia head coach.

Here's more from the report:

Rather than rebuild after two unsatisfactory seasons (by the school’s stated standard), sources said U of H boosters are evaluating all options, including considering bringing in West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen to replace Applewhite.

Holgorsen was the offensive coordinator at Houston from 2008-09 before moving on to Oklahoma State and then West Virginia. According to the report, Holgorsen still owns a house in Houston and remains close friends with Houston booster Tilman Fertitta.

Would Holgorsen leave the Mountaineers for the Cougars?

[Football Scoop]