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Houston hires Fritz as head coach

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Houston hired Tulane coach Willie Fritz for its vacancy, the school announced Sunday.

"We are thrilled to welcome coach Fritz to the University of Houston, and we look forward to him elevating our football program to new heights in the Big 12 conference," president Renu Khator said.

"Coach Fritz has an impressive track record both on and off the field of maximizing the potential of student-athletes, which is a testament to his leadership. We're excited to have him as part of our Cougar Family and look forward to more exciting moments next fall at TDECU Stadium."

Fritz said he believes "there is no ceiling for success" in Houston.

Tulane went 11-1 in the 2023 regular season under Fritz with a plus-115 point differential.

Fritz first became a Division I head coach in 2014 with Georgia Southern. He joined Tulane after two seasons with the Eagles. The 63-year-old owns a 72-53 record as a head coach.

Fritz is also 4-1 in bowl games. His 2022 outfit won the Cotton Bowl 46-45 over USC.

Tulane lost to SMU in the American Athletic Conference title game Saturday.

Houston has been searching for a replacement sideline boss since it fired Dana Holgorsen after five seasons in November.

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