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Willie Fritz officially introduced as Houston head coach at press conference

The Houston Cougars’ football season officially concluded in November. But the first week December saw a fervent celebration inside TDECU Stadium.

On Sunday morning, the Cougars officially announced the hire of former Tulane head coach Willie Fritz, roughly 15 hours after Fritz took the podium for the final time at the AAC Championship Game in New Orleans. The former Tulane coach signed a 5-year, $22.5 million contract with Houston which pays an annual value of $4.5 million.

Fritz landed at the William P. Hobby Airport in Houston on Sunday night after traveling on the private jet belong to Tilman Fertitta, who serves as the university’s chairman of the Board of Regents.