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Is Houston too good for its own good?

Is Houston too good for its own good?

Did Houston Coach Tom Herman really do himself any favors Saturday?

Oh sure, the coach had to thoroughly enjoy his 15th-ranked team’s 33-23 upset over No. 3 Oklahoma.

But the coach might have cost himself millions, or at least delayed the payment.

Houston has openly campaigned to join the Big 12 Conference, and at halftime of Saturday’s game, Herman’s boss, Athletic Director Hunter Yurachek, told reporters that he had promised the coach a $5-million bonus if a Power Five Conference were to pick up the Cougars.

Great. So what conference wants any part of those cats now?

Any chance the University...