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Former Houston linebacker transferring to Texas Tech

Former Houston Cougar linebacker Luke Stice has one more year of college football eligibility, and he's choosing to spend it at Texas Tech. The Red Raider defense desperately needs a jolt, and perhaps Stice can provide one along with several other fresh faces.  Stice posted the following message to his Twitter account: Stice is a Texas native and former standout at Midland Lee...
Via Fox Sports
January 18, 2016  |  Discuss

Greg Ward Jr. wins 2015 Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award

Houston quarterback Greg Ward Jr. has been named this year’s winner of the Earl Campbell Tyler Rose Award, given annually to the “top offensive player in Division I football who also exhibits the enduring characteristics that define Earl Campbell: integrity, performance, teamwork, sportsmanship, drive, community and tenacity.” On top of that, the athlete must be Texas-based...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Cincinnati closes with a run to beat Houston 70-59

CINCINNATI (AP) Gary Clark had 14 points, seven rebounds and six assists on Wednesday night and Cincinnati avoided a late challenge to beat Houston 70-59. Cincinnati (13-5, 3-2 American) had a 12-point lead at the half and stretched it to 16 with just under 14 minutes to go. Houston closed within 59-56 at 5:37 left but got no closer. Kevin Johnson's 3-pointer pushed the lead...
Via AP on Fox
January 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Heisman Finalists Open As Early Favorites To Win Award For 2016 Season

One month ago, Alabama running back Derrick Henry was able to add another line to his football resume when he was named the winner of the 80th Heisman Trophy as college football’s most outstanding player. The two finalists in New York City that night, Stanford running back Christian McCaffrey and Clemson quarterback Deshuan Watson, may join Henry soon in that fraternity, according...
Via Gamedayr
January 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston coach Herman calls radio show to debate report

Houston Cougars coach Tom Herman got into a heated debate with 610 Sports Radio hosts Nick Wright and John Lopez on Wednesday when he called their show to debate the merits of a report by Lopez that claimed Herman met with Texas A&M transfer quarterback, Kyle Allen, in Houston on a certain date. Kyle Allen's transfer to Houston was announced on Tuesday.Per USA Today:Herman argued...
Via Fox Sports
January 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyle Allen: Peach Bowl Win Was ‘Icing On The Cake’ In Decision To Transfer To Houston

For the players, coaches and fans of the Houston Cougars, their Peach Bowl win over Florida State was the final bow on a 2015 season that saw the school go 13-1 and bring home a conference title under first year head coach Tom Herman. Apparently, it also helped them in recruiting one of the top transfer quarterbacks out there, former Texas A&M signal caller Kyle Allen: “That...
Via Gamedayr
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman goes off on local radio hosts

University of Houston head football coach Tom Herman made an appearance on SportsRadio 610 in Houston on Wednesday morning to address a report by John Lopez about former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen, who officially transferred to the Cougars this week. Herman’s appearance on In The Loop with Nick Wright and Lopez immediately turned contentious, and what followed was a...
Via Awful Announcing
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Audio: Tom Herman has epic radio meltdown

In case you haven’t heard, Houston Cougars head football coach Tom Herman kind of went off on a local radio show today. On a show featuring local sports talk guys John Lopez and Nick Wright, Herman was pressed about possible shady activity regarding the recruitment of former Texas A&M Kyle Allen. Sure enough, Herman did not appreciate such reports that Allen had been recruited...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston clamps down, defeats Tulane 63-45

HOUSTON (AP) Rob Gray, Jr. scored 15 points while Devonta Pollard and Danrad Knowles added 13 apiece, and Houston defeated Tulane 63-45 Tuesday night to remain unbeaten in American Athletic Conference play. Houston (13-2, 3-0) led 6-5 at the first media timeout, but steadily walked away from Tulane to lead 37-17 at halftime and generally held a 20-point lead the rest of the game...
Via AP on Fox
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Kyle Allen: Peach Bowl win was 'icing on cake' in choosing Houston

Houston didn't just win a New Year's Six Bowl when the Cougars beat FSU in the Peach Bowl last week, UH also snagged a former 5-star QB prospect. Kyle Allen, Texas A&M starter for most of the past two seasons, was watching that game intently as he weighed his transfer options."That (Houston's 38-24 win over No. 9 FSU) was the icing on the cake," Allen told FOX Sports on Tuesday...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Source: Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen transferring to Houston

Former Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen will transfer to Houston, a source told FOX Sports Tuesday morning. The talented sophomore threw for 2,210 yards this season to go with 17 TDs and just seven interceptions, while completing 57 percent of his passes. The Arizona native, considered by many as the nation's top QB recruit two years ago, will sit out the 2016 season and become eligible...
Via Fox Sports
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Allen Plans To Transfer To Houston

Back in early December, Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen, who lost his starting job midseason to freshman Kyler Murray, announced that he’d be transferring after the 2015 campaign. Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle, we learned where he’s headed. Houston beat writer Joseph Duarte is reporting that Allen will transfer to Houston to play for Tom Herman. The news doesn’t...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Houston OC Major Applewhite interested in Texas State HC job

Since 2003, Major Applewhite has been one of the premiere assistant coaches in all of college football. He was a big reason why the Houston Cougars were one of the best teams in the country this year and it looks like he could be taking all he learned from Tom Herman and translating it into a head coaching position. Texas State is one of the final head coaching vacancies in the FBS...
Via Campus Sports Net
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Bowl Coaching Case Studies: Tom Herman

A total of 80 men coached teams in the 40 bowl games which have just run their course. No man coached a better game than Tom Herman of Houston. The commander of the Cougars had his team ready to compete, hit, and perform at a desired tempo against Florida State in the Peach Bowl. Houston was motivated without being overager; energetic without being too reckless; prudent, but not...
Via The Student Section
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston’s Peach Bowl win salvages the AAC’s bowl season

I am not at all a fan of judging conferences based on bowl results, and certainly not based on only one season. There aren’t enough bowl games (I’m serious) to get a proper read on conference strength. The bowl games are about individual matchups and teams. With enough of those, we can get a bit of a reading, but even if every team played one bowl, that wouldn’t quite be enough...
Via The Student Section
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 NFL Draft Scouting Report: CB William Jackson III

The University of Houston developed a reputation for their quarterback play in the late 80s/early 90s with record-setting quarterbacks Andre Ware and David Klingler. Currently, QB Greg Ward Jr. is the big man on campus. however there is another player for the Cougars who has quietly made a name for himself and appears on the radar of NFL scouts. Houston CB William Jackson III is...
Via Real Sports Entertainment Network
January 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Football takes care of business in the Peach Bowl

What a game! And what a statement win for Houston Football! The first half of the Peach Bowl was a defensive duel, and Houston shut down Florida State. The scoring picked up in the second half as Houston won 38-24. The third Ward defense made Dalvin Cook a total non-factor, and forced Florida State to pass the ball all day long. The starting QB for Florida State, Sean Maguire injured...
Via isportsweb.com
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Under the radar draft pick – Elandon Roberts

Elandon Roberts is a versatle inside linebacker for the Houston Cougars. Roberts is a surpisingly quick and agile tackler who is able to rush through into the opposing backfield with ease. Roberts has great closing speed and projects well to the NFL. Roberts could be used on the inside as part of a 3-4 defense or he can be used as an edge rusher in a 4-3 defense. Roberts is also...
Via EndZoneScore
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU Players Take To Social Media, Thank Fans For Support During 2015 Season

The last day of the 2015 calendar year ended the same way the first day did for the Florida State Seminoles: with the team trying to figure out what happened after a bowl loss. Thursday saw the ‘Noles go down to the Houston Cougars in the Peach Bowl, ending the 2015 season with a 10-3 record. Upon their return to Tallahassee, several members of the ‘Noles logged back on to their...
Via Gamedayr
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

FSU Seminoles Football Review: Peach Bowl Vs. Houston

For the second time this season, the Florida State Seminoles headed to Atlanta as a favorite over a team that, on paper, wasn’t expected to hang with them. When it was all said and done, the ‘Noles headed back to Tallahassee wondering what exactly happened as the Houston Cougars pulled off the upset to win the Peach Bowl. Here’s a quick recap from the final game of the 2015...
Via Gamedayr
January 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman’s wife breaks Twitter after Peach Bowl win

Tom Herman is one of the most talked about head coaches in college football and has a diehard fan base following him. He led the Houston Cougars to a huge win in the Peach Bowl, but his wife might be more popular than him for her appearance on television following the win. She is a very beautiful woman, but people took to Twitter and were a bit aggressive with their tweets. Here...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Herman Holding ESPN’s David Pollack To “Grill” Bet After Houston Shut Down Dalvin Cook

This morning on College GameDay, ESPN analyst David Pollack said that he would get a “grill,” like Tom Herman, if the Houston Cougars managed to hold Florida State superstar running back Dalvin Cook to under 100 yards. Yes I will hold myself accountable to what I said this morning on @CollegeGameDay Dalvin Cook please break the 100 yard mark!!!!!!! — David Pollack (@davidpollack47...
Via College Spun
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Herman, Houston Take The Leap In Triumphant Peach Bowl Statement

For all the talk of a coaching carousel this December, one coach may have shaken things up the most by staying put. * Tom Herman again proved that he is increasingly knocking on the door of the coaching elite, as his Houston squad walloped and out-maneuvered Florida State in an impressive 38-24 Peach Bowl romp. The most surprising aspect of this Atlanta ambush: Little about the...
Via The Comeback
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

A Peach Bowl loss is a hit for the ACC more than Florida State

You know that many members of the national college football press corps will rip the Florida State Seminoles for losing to the Houston Cougars in the 2015 Peach Bowl on Thursday afternoon in Atlanta. Florida State made itself a target by winning (and because of Jameis Winston, but mostly by winning). When teams become targets, any takedown suffered on a national stage is read meat...
Via The Student Section
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

WATCH: Kyle Postma Replaces An Injured Greg Ward Jr. And Makes Huge 3rd And Long Run To Help Ice The Game

The last thing the Houston Cougars need late in the game against Florida State was for their superstar quarterback, Greg Ward Jr., to go down with an injury--but that is exactly what happened. He went down early in the second half and had to miss a few plays, but was able to return. However, during a crucial drive late in the fourth he went down again.So in came his back-up, Kyle...
Via FatManWriting
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss
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