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Lane Kiffin to be next head football coach at Houston, according to reports

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 18:  Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches action prior to the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama.  (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

TUSCALOOSA, AL - APRIL 18: Offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin of the Alabama Crimson Tide watches action prior to the University of Alabama A Day spring game at Bryant-Denny Stadium on April 18, 2015 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. (Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images)

The University of Houston has made its decision on who will take the helm as the new head football coach of the cougars; Lane Kiffin. That’s according to USA Today. It’s all but official. There’s a meeting scheduled for Thursday where school President Renu Khator will have to give the final OK.

Kiffin, current offensive coordinator at University of Alabama, would replace Tom Herman. Herman left for University of Texas after two seasons with Houston.

Kiffin, 41, coached at Tennessee for one season and more than three seasons at USC before being fired as the head coach of the Trojans.

Lincoln Riley, Major Applewhite, Todd Orlando and Les Miles were all candidates for the job at Houston.