Houston Football: Offensive Coordinator Mike Nesbitt Resigns

Houston OC Resigns Following 30-13 Loss to Texas State

9/3/12 in NCAAF   |   Tyler_Waddell   |   426 respect

Houston offensive coordinator Mike Nesbitt has stepped away from his position after a 30-13 upset loss to Texas State in the season opener, reports ESPN.Blog Photo - Houston Football: Offensive Coordinator Mike Nesbitt Resigns

The Cougars were only able to scuffle 326 yards and a lone touchdown to a team making its debut as a FBS program, which was a 34-point underdog at game-time.

Travis Bush, formerly the running backs coach, will take over for Nesbitt to call the plays starting Saturday against Louisiana Tech. He is in his first season at Houston after one year as offensive coordinator at UT-San Antonio.

Houston led the nation in both total and scoring offense last season, averaging 49 points and nearly 600 yards per game. It went through the regular season undefeated before losing to Southern Miss in the C-USA championship, and then beat Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl.

A new school record for wins was recorded as the Cougars landed a top-20 spot in the final polls, as they did not score under 28 points all year and beat their opponents by an average of 27.5.

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