Another coaching domino is nearing its fall, as the University of Houston is close to naming its next head coach, according to a report from Chron.com.
Houston was sent on its coaching search after Tom Herman, also a serious candidate for LSU, accepted the same position with the University of Texas. Among the finalist for the Cougars job are former LSU coach Les Miles and one of the Tigers' main targets for their offensive coordinator next season in Lane Kiffin.
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Kiffin was also mentioned as a candidate for the head job at Oregon, which was filled on Wednesday by former South Florida head coach Willie Taggart. Kiffin is expected to be in the running to fill the Bulls' coaching vacancy.
Other candidates for Houston interim coach and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando, and offensive coordinator Major Applewhite — both in-house candidates. Oklahoma offensive coordinator Lincoln Riley was also vetted for the position, according to the report, but is no longer under consideration.
LSU is in no rush to hire an offensive coordinator or a special teams coordinator, coach Ed …
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