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Houston QB Piland's career ends due to concussions

Houston quarterback David Piland has decided to end his playing career because of multiple concussions. Piland's most recent concussion came on Sept. 7 against Temple. The junior says: ''It was not easy to hear that I can no longer play the game that I love, but I know that our medical staff has my best interests in mind.'' Piland ends his career with 5,790...
Via AP on Fox
October 08, 2013  |  Discuss

No. 84 Houston Cougars season preview

No. 84 Houston Cougars (5-7)Coach Tony Levine (second season, 6-7 at Houston and overall)Returning Starters: 15, 9 offense, 5 defense, 1 special teams Recruiting Rank: 59 Strength of Schedule: 69 It is the end of an era as Houston leaves Conference USA after 17 seasons and has played for the final time on Robertson Field as well. Their new facility, Houston Football Stadium, is...
Via College Football Universe
August 22, 2013  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start 'Em, Sit 'Em QBs

Start ‘Em:Derek Carr- Fresno State at NevadaThis should be a great fantasy match-up. This is the type of game where you play any fantasy star that is in this game, and Carr is no exception.STAFF PICK – JOE ARPASIBrett Hundley – UCLA at Washington StateGoing to one of the older rules of college fantasy football – if one of your players is up against Wazzu, play ‘em! End...
Via Football Nation
November 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston 39, UAB 17

David Piland threw for 362 yards and a touchdown and Matt Hogan kicked six field goals and Houston defeated UAB 39-17 on Saturday. Charles Sims added 134 yards on 26 carries and Kenneth Farrow and Ryan Jackson each ran for a touchdown for the Cougars (3-3, 2-0 Conference USA). Shane Ros led Houston with seven catches for 114 yards and one touchdown. Hogan connected on six of seven...
Via AP on Fox
October 13, 2012  |  Discuss

College Fantasy Football: Not Top Ten, Week 4

10. BielemicThe Wisconsin offense is a disaster.  Potatoes O'Brien got the hook and Monteé Ball should drop the accent over the 'e' and go back to scoring four touchdowns a game.  9. Drive With The Fear!David Piland and the Cougars are an embarrassment to the rich fantasy history at UH.  Andre Ware must be disgusted.  8. Running of the BullsJust run away from...
Via Football Nation
September 18, 2012  |  Discuss

NCAAF All-Week Two Video Game Numbers Team

Every week (usually when a good player plays against a bad team), there are players who put up crazy video game numbers. These guys need to be recognized for completely dominating, regardless of the competition. This fantasy-structered team consists of one quarterback, two running backs, three wide receivers, one tight end, one kicker, and one defense. QB David Piland (Sophomore...
Via Taking Bad Schotz
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Louisiana Tech 56, Houston 49

Colby Cameron threw for three touchdowns, Kevin Ting ran for three and Louisiana Tech overcame 580 yards passing by David Piland to defeat Houston 56-49 Saturday night. The two explosive teams combined for 1,291 yards of offense in a game that lasted 4 hours and 8 minutes and wasn't secured until Houston (0-2) failed on an onside kick attempt with 35 seconds remaining. Cameron...
Via AP on Fox
September 09, 2012  |  Discuss

TWTW: More Upsets In Memphis, Houston, Pittsburgh, and Berkeley

((HT: WREG-TV Memphis) 40,000 fans were in attendance at the Liberty Bowl as Tennessee-Martin visited the Tigers from the Ohio Valley Conference... And after a 2:40 rain delay, it wasn't good news for the home team- and they were the ones handing out the check... they lost to the Skyhawks 20-17... Here's a story about the weather since, the game was secondary to...
Via Online Sports Guys
September 02, 2012  |  Discuss

C-USA has QB changes without 5 3,000-yard passers

Conference USA will have four new teams next season. This year, there are new quarterbacks and new coaches. The league had five 3,000-yard passers last season. All are gone, including NCAA record-holder Case Keenum, who at Houston because the first FBS quarterback with three 5,000-yard passing seasons. While losing the most prolific passer, Houston may also have the most ready...
Via AP on Fox
August 03, 2012  |  Discuss

Life after Keenum begins for Cougars

David Piland looks like the sort of American boy who comes over for dinner, calls you mister and compliments the meatloaf. In this way, he is like Case Keenum, who had that effect, plus a kind of learned "I know more than I'm telling" twinkle in his eye. Like Keenum, Piland does not strike a physical imposition, either. Eyeballing him, you'd guess 6-foot-2, 195...
Via Fox Sports Houston
April 15, 2012  |  Discuss
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