MORGANTOWN, W.Va. — From start to finish, Dana Holgorsen did it his way.
After five days worth of rumors, Holgorsen officially announced that he was the new head coach at the University of Houston, bringing an end to his eight-year tenure at West Virginia.
The video was done in classic Holgorsen fashion — visor, can of Red Bull and a catch phrase.
“Y’all want to go win some games? Let’s go win some games! Help us welcome Coach Dana Holgorsen to H-Town!,” Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) tweeted.
Within a minute of Houston posting the video, West Virginia athletic director Shane Lyons posted an update on West Virginia’s coaching search.
“I want to thank Coach Holgorsen for his eight years at West Virginia. We wish him and his family all the best at the University of Houston. Our national search for his replacement has already begun, and I know it will be a successful one. A proven record of competitive success, a passion for the student-athlete, emphasis on academics and a strong work ethic are among the qualities that I will be looking for in our next head coach.
“We will move quickly to bring him to Morgantown to continue our strong winning tradition and solidify our placle in the Big 12 and on the national scene. We are looking forward to this new and exciting era of Mountaineer football.”
Cincinnati coach Luke Fickell and Troy coach Neal Brown are expected to be the first two coaches interviewed for the now-officially vacant position.