Former Texas Tech head coach Kliff Kingsbury has reportedly turned down an opportunity to become a head coach again.
Kingsbury, who became USC's offensive coordinator earlier this month, was reportedly pursued by the Houston Cougars, who fired Major Applewhite on Sunday.
Brett McMurphy reports that Houston offered Kingsbury a "lucrative" head coaching offer.
He declined it.
"USC OC/former Texas Tech coach Kliff Kingsbury has declined “a lucrative offer” to become coach at Houston, source told @WatchStadium," he tweeted.
Houston is now expected to target West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen, who could have interested in the Cougars' position.
Holgorsen is believed by some to be ready to move on from the Mountaineers' program.
"He loves the city and it’s a better cultural fit for him. There’s been tension at WVU for a while. He just had one of his best teams and only went 8-4. Just feels like right time for a change of scenery," ESPN's Adam Rittenberg said of Holgorsen and the Houston job.
Houston is reportedly prepared to offer Holgorsen a contract that West Virginia might not be able to match.