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Houston surrounding Lane Kiffin as next coach

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Houston is closing in on a decision to make Alabama hostile coordinator Lane Kiffin its next football coach, pending a Thursday meeting at which school President Renu Khator should give the last OK, two individuals with the learning of the circumstance told USA TODAY Sports. Those individuals talked on the state of obscurity because the school had not yet announced the move.

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Kiffin would supplant Tom Herman, who left for Texas after two seasons.

Houston has not formally offered the job and can’t until the president approves it. Real promoter Tilman Fertitta told a Houston radio station Thursday morning that no decision has been made.

Although it’s conceivable Houston could backtrack, Kiffin has been working as though he will end up being the following Houston mentor as of Wednesday night,

As of Wednesday, Houston had dispensed with Les Miles as a hopeful and was pondering amongst Kiffin and its inward applicants, most unmistakably guarded organizer Todd Orlando. Oklahoma hostile organizer Lincoln Riley had been a candidate but pulled out Wednesday.

South Florida’s opening quickened the procedure as Kiffin’s agents were attempting to influence enthusiasm for that employment as Houston had stalled for this week.

Kiffin, 41, was USC’s coach for three-plus seasons and at Tennessee for one preceding that. His profession record is 35-21. He has terminated from USC five diversions into the 2013 season yet arrived at Alabama in 2014 to start to modify his reputation.

A brilliant offensive mind, Kiffin has been critical in Alabama’s change to a more fluctuated up-tempo assault, and it wouldn’t have been long until he got another shot as a head coach in spite of inquiries regarding why it finished so severely with the Trojans.

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