HOUSTON (AP) - Former Texas A&M assistant Chris Thurmond today has been named interim coach of the Houston Cougars.
Thurmond steps in for Art Briles, who's the new head coach at
Thurmond will coach UH through the Texas Bowl on December 28th.
Thurmond has spent the past two seasons as Houston's recruiting
coordinator and assistant coach in charge of cornerbacks.
Briles, who turns 52 on Monday, went 34-28 at Houston and led
the Cougars to the Conference USA championship last season.
He had four years left on his Houston contract with a base
salary of $900,000 annually.
Houston athletics director Dave Maggard is launching a national
search to find a permanent replacement for Briles.