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Most disappointing college football teams of 2016

Most disappointing college football teams of 2016.
October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marc's Minute: Heading To Houston

UCF's Director of Broadcasting, Marc Daniels, looks ahead at UCF's road contest against the Houston Cougars.

Ward rallies Houston to 31-24 win over UCF

HOUSTON (AP) Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in the second half as Houston rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Central Florida 31-24 on Saturday. The Cougars (7-2, 4-2 American), who were ranked No. 6 before losing two of their previous three games and tumbling out of the rankings, could find themselves back in the Top 25 after their...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

UCF can't hold onto 21-point lead in road loss to Houston

HOUSTON (AP) -- Greg Ward Jr. ran for two touchdowns and passed for another in the second half as Houston rallied from a 21-point third-quarter deficit to beat Central Florida 31-24 on Saturday.The Cougars (7-2, 4-2 American), who were ranked No. 6 before losing two of their previous three games and tumbling out of the rankings, could find themselves back in the Top 25 after their...
Via AP on Fox
October 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Falling Short of Lofty Expectations

Reflecting on the last ten weeks of Houston football during their bye week. Coming off a 2015 season that saw a 13-1 finish including a Peach Bowl win over then #9 Florida State, expectations were high for the Cougars entering the 2016 season. Even more was expected when they started the season with a win over then #3 Oklahoma, part of a 6-0 start that placed them #6 in the polls...
Via Underdog Dynasty
November 04, 2016

Georgia Southern schedules home and home with Houston

The Eagles will take on the Cougars at home in 2020 and on the road in 2021. Georgia Southern athletic director Tom Kleinlein has caught a lot of flack on this site about not being able to schedule meaningful home-and-homes, but TK finally broke that barrier by getting the Cougs to visit Statesboro. Eagles Add Home-And-Home Series With Houston; Two teams to play in 2020 and...
Via Underdog Dynasty
November 09, 2016

Houston overpowers Tulane in 30-18 win

HOUSTON (AP) Greg Ward Jr. threw for two touchdowns and ran another to lead Houston past Tulane for a 30-18 win Saturday. Houston (8-2, 5-2 American Athletic Conference) never trailed, getting a touchdown on its opening possession when Tulane's Parry Nickerson fumbled a punt return in the end zone and it was recovered by Jeremy Winchester. Houston also got a safety in the fourth...
Via AP on Fox
November 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for college football Week 12

It’s hard to imagine anything more exciting than what occurred last weekend, but college football Week 12 isn’t lacking intrigue. One team that had preseason championship dreams had them crushed early on. Now it has a chance to crush another team’s championship hope, but in order to do that it will need to figure out how to slow down one of the best players in college football...
Via Sportsnaut
November 16, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Shakes Up College Football Playoff Race With Win Vs. Louisville

Thanks for playing, Louisville. The Cardinals probably still have the eventual Heisman Trophy winner in Lamar Jackson, but their chances of winning the College Football Playoff likely went up in smoke Thursday night. Louisville, which had received a bump to the No. 5 spot after losses by Michigan, Clemson and Washington over the weekend, will take a dip in the next rankings after...
Via NESN.com
November 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Throttle Louisville, prove they can beat anyone

The Houston Cougars throttled Louisville 36-10, proving that they can beat any team in the country. Make no mistake about it: this is an impressive victory for Tom Herman’s squad. Louisville has been one of the most dominant teams in the country this fall, ranking in the top 10 in both total offense (1st) and total defense (6th) heading into Thursday night’s game. Because of...
Via The Comeback
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Herman, Chad Morris top targets for Baylor job

The Baylor Bears are reportedly stepping up their coaching search and have two top candidates in mind. Houston coach Tom Herman and SMU coach Chad Morris are at or near the top of Baylor’s list of potential hires, according to Travis Haney of 247 Sports. Baylor athletic director Mack Rhoades hired Herman at Houston, so there is a connection there. However, the Cougars coach will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Gulf Coast Showcase vs Houston – Preview and Stream Information

TV: none Radio: GoMason Digital Stream: bd Global Bracket: Bracket Link Tonight at 7:30pm, George Mason (1-2) begins play in the Gulf Coast Showcase against the Houston Cougars (1-0). The eight-team, three-day tournament in Estero, FL (near Ft. Myers) will continue Tuesday and Wednesday with all participating teams guaranteed to play three games apiece. Tomorrow, […]
Via Mason Hoops
November 21, 2016

Houston chairman: We will not lose Tom Herman over money

If Houston is going to lose Tom Herman to another school, it won’t be over a lack of money. Tilman Fertitta, chairman of the University of Houston Board of Regents, spoke with FOX 26 in Houston and said he did not fear losing Herman because of financial reasons. “We’re not going to lose him over money,” Fertitta told FOX 26. “If he wants to leave, he’s going to leave...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston overpowers George Mason in 93-56 win

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Rob Gray scored 23 points, Damyean Dotson added 16 more, including four 3-pointers, and Houston cruised to a 93-56 win over George Mason in the opening round of the Gulf Coast Showcase on Monday night. Houston (2-0) hit 54 percent of its 65 shots from the field, including 13 of 22 from long range, and had six players reach double figures. Wes VanBeck contributed...
Via AP on Fox
November 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Oddsmakers have Houston’s Tom Herman set as lone favorite for Texas head coaching gig

There isn’t a hotter coaching prospect right now then Tom Herman, the former offensive coordinator of Ohio State and the current head coach of Houston. Herman brings enough of a resume and enough new ideas to make him a “good” hire. He is thought of highly enough that he is currently the only person listed as the next possible Texas head coach, according to at least one sports...
Via The Comeback
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman: Support from Houston chairman ‘means the world’

Tom Herman got emotional when thinking about the comments made by Tilman Fertitta about him this week. Fertitta, the chairman of the University of Houston regents, said on Monday that if the Cougars lose Herman to another school, it won’t be for a lack of money. Translation: We will offer him as much money as anybody else who comes calling. When asked Tuesday about Fertitta...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston blasts S. Dakota 85-58 advancing to Gulf Coast final

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 21 points and grabbed nine rebounds and Danrad Knowles added 16 points and five boards as Houston ran away from South Dakota in the second half for an 85-58 win in the Gulf Coast Showcase. The Cougars advanced to Wednesday's championship game against Vermont, an 87-73 winner over Hofstra on Tuesday night. South Dakota will take on Hofstra...
Via AP on Fox
November 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Davis with winning shot as Houston edges Vermont 72-71

ESTERO, Fla. (AP) Devin Davis sank a layup with one second to play to give Houston a 72-71 edge over Vermont in the Gulf Coast Showcase on Wednesday night. Houston trailed 71-70 for nearly the final minute when Davis got the assist from Damyean Dotson inside and sank the layup with one second to play to win it for the Cougars (4-0). Davis finished with 10 points and seven rebounds...
Via AP on Fox
November 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Tom Herman hasn’t ruled out offer from Texas

Houston head coach Tom Herman has supposedly been in deep discussions with LSU about the school’s potential coaching vacancy, but it does not sound like an agreement is in place just yet. According to a report from Chris Low and Brett McMurphy of ESPN.com, Herman has not yet ruled out considering an offer from Texas. Bruce Feldman of FOX Sports is also reporting that Herman has...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Houston to consider coordinators Applewhite, Orlando for head coach

Houston may not have to look very far for a replacement for Tom Herman. According to FOX 26 in Houston’s Mark Berman, both Major Applewhite and Todd Orlando have expressed interest in Houston’s head coaching job and will be considered for the position. According to sources Todd Orlando and Major Applewhite have both expressed in replacing Tom Herman at @UHCougarFB and will...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman writes goodbye letter to Houston fans

Houston Cougars football head coach Tom Herman told his players he wasn’t going to leave the team for another school, and then he did. The Texas Longhorns announced that they were parting ways with Charlie Strong on Saturday, and just hours later, we learned that Herman would be taking over for him. Herman, who has strong Texas ties, understands the passion that fans in that...
Via The Sports Daily
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman’s wife continues beef with former Houston radio host

Tom Herman’s wife Michelle got into it with a sports commentator over Twitter Monday for some criticism of her husband. Nick Wright, a former Houston radio personality now with FOX Sports, lobbed this zinger at Herman Monday: . @CoachTomHerman I'll still do lunch, but I'm worried that you'll pick a place, say it's the best, then go to the nicer one up the street. — nick...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Cougars moving on in wake of Herman's departure for Texas

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Cougars are picking up the pieces after coach Tom Herman bolted for Texas this weekend. Interim coach Todd Orlando has taken over to prepare them for their bowl game while the administration looks for a new coach to try and build on the progress Herman made in two seasons. Orlando, who was Houston's defensive coordinator under Herman, thinks the Cougars...
Via AP on Fox
November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kiffin, Miles being considered for Houston job

Houston was unable to convince Tom Herman to turn down the opportunity to coach a huge program like Texas, and that has left the Cougars to consider the possibility of replacing Herman with one of the bigger names in college football. According to a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, former LSU head coach Les Miles and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin have both emerged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Prominent Houston booster unloads on Tom Herman

Tom Herman left Houston for the opportunity to lead a much bigger program in the state of Texas, and at least one prominent booster feels the coach acted with no class on his way out the door. Darryl Schroeder, a booster for the Cougars, unloaded on Herman in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. In his rant, Schroeder claimed Herman promised Houston that he would not leave the school...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss
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