Good insight. Now that we have had almost 5 years of CDH and are now going up against teams as talented or more than us just like he did at WVU, we can clearly see the other side of the coin. In the end, hiring him to UH was a flashy, “look at us, we are power players in college football too hire” play by Fertitta that happened because of his relationship with CDH. The hire looked pretty good on paper, but not so much if you really think it out beyond the head turning “a P5 to G5 coaching move by choice!!! oooooooohhh cooolll”. No chance it was anywhere near the best “objective hire” we could have made at the time including giving Apple a probation year. Pez then foolishly doubled down in 2021. Strike 2. Strike 3 will be if we don’t cut our losses and move on after this year. Y’all ready to see under 20K season tickets and butts in seats next year?
I said this hire was a mistake from the beginning. It was very clear Holgorsen was going to be fired at WVU, but Tilman brought Christmas early to Morgantown taking their failing coach off their hands and even paying a million dollar buyout.
But even then, I said this guy is at best a mediocre coach, a 7-5 type of guy. Five years later and three of those years are going to be losing seasons. He has exceeded my expectations for failing.
Then this administration extends him after the softest schedule we have played in the decades I have been a fan. To be clear, you extend a coach after a 12-win season, but giving him a new five-year contract, increasing his pay, and with a ridiculous buyout?!?
I didn’t want this guy to begin with, I didn’t want the extension, so the fools who hired him and extended him can pay to get rid of him.
If they keep him here another year, they get what they deserve… one of the worst, if not the worst, head coach in UH history. Holgorsen has had more resources and money thrown at him than any other Houston coach, and he has failed miserably.
Yes, I can see an extension as a possibility at least to help with recruiting, although I was against any extension at that point and it and it caught me off guard, but In no world do you extend your tie to him so prohibitively financially for so many more years after literally a possible flash in the pan year. Not like recruiting people was blowing up under him. Foolish and inept move by Pez. Fireable offense.
He follows orders and looks at spreadsheet. Can take some credit for Sampson’s greatness in bball. Keeps the $ spigot flowing for him. Why would he change? Khator and Fertitta need to make all this right in our whole athletic program or we will be Baylor of 20-25 years ago. Complete joke.
Dr. Khator and Fertitta are comfortable with Pezman because he carries out their orders and keeps the ship running without any major scandals. Any major coaching change will have to be signed off on from Dr. Khator and Fertitta. “Teflon Pezman”.