The only problem: Kiffin hasn't been offered the job, University of Houston Board of Regents chair Tilman Fertitta told Eyewitness News.
The University of Houston tweeted out just before 10:30am this telling message:
Dear World,— UniversityofHouston (@UHouston) December 8, 2016
When we have an announcement, we'll announce it!
Buzz online indicated that the University of Alabama offensive coordinator would lead the Coogs after Tom Herman's departure for the University of Texas.
In a playful gesture, the vice president of athletics at UH, Hunter Yuracheck, teased a photo of black smoke rising in St. Peter's Square in Rome, a symbol known to Catholics to mean a new pope has not been chosen during papal elections.