UTEP fires Dana Dimel
UTEP on Sunday fired football coach Dana Dimel, who served for six seasons at the school.
Dimel went 20-49 with the Miners, including a New Mexico Bowl appearance in 2021, UTEP’s first since the 2014 season. UTEP went 3-9 this season and 2-6 in Conference USA play.
Indiana fires Tom Allen, agrees to $15.5 million buyout
University of Indiana fired football coach Tom Allen on Sunday, a day after the Hoosiers completed their third consecutive losing season.
Allen, who had led Indiana since 2017 after spending a season as the team’s defensive coordinator, finished 33-49 as Hoosiers coach. Indiana dropped its final three games, including Saturday’s rivalry contest at Purdue, to finish 3-9 this season. It had gone 9-26 overall and 3-24 in Big Ten play since the 2020 season. In announcing Allen’s dismissal, the school said it had agreed to a $15.5 million settlement with the coach that will be paid over two installments.
University of Houston on Sunday fired football coach Dana Holgorsen, who had three losing seasons in his five years at the Cougars’ helm.
Houston went 4-8 in its inaugural Big 12 season, which included a loss at Rice in September and three straight defeats to end the year. The Cougars finished 2-7 in the Big 12, with their wins coming in overtime against Baylor and on a last-second, 49yard touchdown against West Virginia.
The Cougars will owe Holgorsen nearly $14.8 million in buyout money, but his deal includes a mitigation clause that could lower the amount if he takes another job.