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Source: Houston hires Sumlin, eighth minority coach in FBS

Updated: December 13, 2007, 1:27 PM ET
By Joe Schad | ESPN.com

Houston has hired Oklahoma Sooners co-offensive coordinator Kevin Sumlin as its head coach, a person told of the decision said Thursday morning.

Sumlin would replace Art Briles, who resigned Nov. 28 to take the top job at Baylor.

Houston athletics director Dave Maggard told the Houston Chronicle that he was prepared to name Sumlin, who has spent the last five years on Bob Stoops' staff at Oklahoma, on Friday.

Chris Burkhalter, Houston's associate athletics ...

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