While the Houston Cougars were playing in the Las Vegas Bowl against the San Diego St. Aztecs, news broke that defensive coordinator Todd Orlando has agreed to a deal with the Texas Longhorns, according to the Houston Chronicle’s Joseph Duarte.
The deal is reportedly for three years at $1 million per season.
Before the news of Orlando’s deal broke from Houston, another national report emerged indicating that the hire was imminent with similar contract details presented.
Orlando will join the ‘Horns after two successful years as the Cougars defensive coordinator, following previous successful stops at Utah State and FIU.
Houston safeties coach Craig Naivar, who also serves as the assistant head coach and co-defensive coordinator, is also expected to join Herman in Austin.
Meanwhile, Orlando’s defensive line was busy stopping seven of the first 16 runs by San Diego St. behind the line of scrimmage despite facing a running back with the opportunity to set the NCAA record for career rushing yards.