Dana Holgorsen Says He’s Not on the Hot Seat

Morgantown, West Virginia – Former West Virginia head coach Dana Holgorsen is back in the news after making a very interesting quote about his job status.

Holgorsen, who was the head coach of the Mountaineers from 2011-2018, left West Virginia for Houston. Since taking over at Houston, Holgorsen is 27-20 overall.

However, despite the ho-hum results on the field, Holgorsen believes his job is very safe. Holgorsen had the following to say to The Athletic in a recent interview: “We won 20 games in two years. We won bowl games in back-to-back years. I have five years on my contract with a f*cking impossible buyout … So there ain’t no f*cking hot seat in my mind. There just ain’t.”

Holgorsen signed an extension in 2022 that is reportedly worth roughly an additional $18.2 million over four years to his original deal. His specific buyout details aren’t available, but it’s likely that his whole deal is guaranteed.

Houston joins the Big 12 Conference for the upcoming football season and the Mountaineers will get their first crack at Holgorsen on October 12 when West Virginia travels to Houston to play the Holgorsen-led Cougars.