Houston to interview Lane Kiffin, Les Miles; school says A..

29 December 2015 Baylor Bears head coach Art Briles before the 2015 Russell Athletic Bowl between the North Carolina Tar Heels and Baylor Bears at the Florida Citrus Bowl Stadium in Orlando FL

"After discussion with University of Houston leadership, we developed a list of candidates to be interviewed that did not include Art", Yurachek said. Houston, which would love to be in the Big 12 if the conference ever had a change of mind and renewed a push to expand, could never enter the Big 12 if Briles was its coach. The former Cougars coach expressed an interest in returning as the replacement for Tom Herman, but the school announced Saturday he would not be interviewed for the vacancy. After it was reported that he would be getting an interview for the Cougars job, Houston says it will not happen. Briles won two Big 12 titles at Baylor but was sacked earlier this year after allegations that the university mishandled complaints of sexual assault. "At this time, we will have no further comment on potential candidates or timeline". Cougars interim coach and defensive coordinator Todd Orlando told reporters this week that he and offensive coordinator Major Applewhite will interview for the position. Alabama plays Florida in the SEC Championship Game Saturday, rumored to be Kiffin's last game with the Tide. LSU is reportedly trying to hire him for its offensive coordinator position.

Houston's in the market for a new head coach, and there's apparently some internal debate as who the hire should be.

"Les Miles has always recruited Texas and has friends in Houston", a source told McMurphy.

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