Nov 27, 2021; East Hartford, Connecticut, USA; Houston Cougars head coach Dana Holgorsen watches from the sideline as they take on the Connecticut Huskies in the second half at Rentschler Field at Pratt & Whitney Stadium. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

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Report: Houston coach Dana Holgorsen agrees to extension

Houston and head coach Dana Holgorsen have verbally agreed on a multi-year contract extension, The Athletic reported Saturday.

Holgorsen, 50, guided the Cougars to a 12-2 record in 2021 that included a victory against Auburn in the Birmingham Bowl.

Contract details are still being finalized, per the report. Under the terms of his original deal signed in 2019, Holgorsen was due to make $4.2 million in 2022 and $4.3 million in 2023.

The original contract also contained a clause that required the school and Holgorsen to negotiate a raise should Houston be invited to join a Power 5 conference during his tenure. In September, Houston accepted an invitation to join the Big 12, a move that could happen as early as 2023.

Holgorsen is 19-15 in three seasons at Houston after compiling a 61-41 record in eight seasons at West Virginia (2011-18).

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