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Houston WR Isaiah Johnson might know the Cougars will beat Oklahoma, but he’s not telling

Johnson was the star of the spring game. Is he fired up for opening weekend? Oh yes. “Woooooooo, I’m really excited to play such a big team,” Isaiah Johnson said of Houston’s imminent colossus of a matchup with Oklahoma. The redshirt sophomore rocks back in his stance and lets the enthusiasm roll out like a red carpet at a Hollywood movie premiere as we talk just inside the...
Via Underdog Dynasty
11 hours ago

No. 3 Oklahoma's D looks to slow No. 15 Houston's Ward

NORMAN, Okla. (AP) Oklahoma's defense might need to reach midseason form in the opener. Houston, led by explosive quarterback Greg Ward, Jr., is ranked 15th and looking to make a jump on the big stage against the third-ranked Sooners on Saturday at Reliant Stadium. Ward went 13-0 as a starter last season and closed by winning most valuable player honors in a Peach Bowl victory...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 reasons the Houston Cougars can win the 2016 College Football Playoff

Via FOX Sports
6 days ago

Houston adds Colorado transfer RB Patrick Carr

The Houston Cougars gained a talented offensive player on Tuesday when former Colorado running back Patrick Carr announced he would be transferring to play for Tom Herman. He announced his intentions to transfer in July and now has finally made his decision. Joseph Duarte of the Houston Chronicle reported that Carr would be making his way to play for Houston. This comes after he...
Via Campus Sports Net
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Season Preview 2016: ARE YOU NOT ENTERTAINED???

Coach Herman is master cliche dispenser; the X-Factors of 2016; and an off-kilter schedule breakdown Coach Tom Herman is a certified madman — in the best way — and we love it. There is chaos brewing in the Big 12 and Houston is neck deep in it — and we love it. And the season is almost here. That Pavlovian twitch is kicking in that forces us to start grilling brats and reaching...
Via Underdog Dynasty
8 days ago

AP Poll: Where are the Underdogs ranked?

The Associated Press released their first Top 25 Poll of the 2016 season and just like the Coaches Poll, the Houston Cougars are the lone G5 team to make an appearance as Tom Herman’s crew is ranked 15th. Boise State, San Diego State, Navy, Western Kentucky, USF, and Toledo appeared in the Other’s receiving votes category. Houston has a sizable lead in the chase for the New...
Via Underdog Dynasty
9 days ago

Tom Herman's UH Cougars looking more like a Power Five program

I got to Houston early Thursday morning for at 7 AM practice. It was steamy, as in you're sweating by your third step out of the car. Last time I remember being around a place that humid to watch a team practice was Miami years ago. I was surprised at just how physical UH practiced. There was a ton of hitting. And the Cougars don't look like the typical non Power 5 when it comes...
Via FOX Sports
9 days ago

Lessons from Houston’s camp: How to lose your stripe in 30 grueling days

Tom Herman brought sky-high intensity levels and a rite of passage from Ohio State When was the last time losing something was considered an accomplishment? Yeah, the Big V. That’s what you all thought of first. Trimming strokes off your golf game doesn’t count. Nor does reducing your times at the track or in the pool. In the H, as you may have heard, losing your stripe is a...
Via Underdog Dynasty
13 days ago

Top 25 College Football Countdown: No. 12 Houston Cougars

Houston Cougars 2015 Record: 13-1 overall, 7-1 AAC (defeated Florida State 38-24 in the Peach Bowl) 1 Burning Question: Can Tom Herman prove that he’s building a powerhouse program worthy of a Big 12 invitation? Every journalist, radio host, and college football enthusiast talked about Big 12 expansion until they were blue in the face this offseason. Meanwhile, Houston head...
Via The Comeback
20 days ago  |  Discuss

25 college football games you need to watch this season

25 college football games you need to watch this season.
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Most important college football games of 2016

Most important college football games of 2016.
July 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Former Houston guard L.J. Rose to transfer to BYU

PROVO, Utah (AP) Former Houston guard L.J. Rose has decided to transfer to BYU, coach Dave Rose said Tuesday. He will be eligible to play as a graduate-transfer senior during the upcoming season. Rose averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 assists during stints at Baylor and Houston. He's played in 82 games and started 44. The 6-foot-3 Houston native played just two games last season due...
Via AP on Fox
July 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

Last week, two reports emerged that Houston head coach Tom Herman had met with Baylor officials to discuss the Bears’ head coaching job. Considering Herman’s standing in the coaching world, the turmoil that Baylor currently finds itself in, and the fact that it is July, the story seemed a bit far-fetched. The story was quickly refuted from Herman sources, and now the Cougars...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman’s mad about Baylor reports, nostalgic for newspapers

Houston Cougars head football coach Tom Herman has taken exception to media reports before, and now he’s upset about one form of media and nostalgic for another one. Pete Mundo of Heartland College Sports wrote last week that Herman had discussed taking the Baylor job and that his agent had been in Waco for a face-to-face meeting about it, and Colt Barber of 247 Sports’ Baylor...
Via Awful Announcing
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

TSS Roundtable: Players to Watch in the AAC

Now that we’ve reviewed the Sun Belt, the MAC,  the Mountain West, and Conference USA, it’s time to take a look at the last Group of Five Conference: the AAC. This week, we’ll provide a list of players to watch, surprise teams, and of course, who will win the league. Q: Who is the player to watch in the American Athletic Conference? Joe DexterOn Twitter @BuckeyeRadio...
Via The Student Section
July 06, 2016  |  Discuss

John O’Korn has no regrets about playing at Houston

Michigan quarterback John O’Korn is looking to win the starting job for the Wolverines this year and it could be a big year for the rising senior. However, he looked back on the start of his career and he is pretty thankful for his humble beginnings. O’Korn began his career with the Houston Cougars before transferring to Ann Arbor to continue his career following the 2014 season...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 26, 2016  |  Discuss

2016 AAC college football season preview and predictions

The AAC was one of the most surprising conferences during the 2015 season with the Houston Cougars losing just one game and defeating Florida State in the Peach Bowl, Memphis pulling off a big upset in the SEC and Navy having a terrific year in their first as a non-independent. This year, things certainly look to be shaping up to have another huge season for the conference as they...
Via Campus Sports Net
June 25, 2016  |  Discuss

Tren’Davian Dickson officially enrolls at Houston

Tren’Davian Dickson is one of the first ex-Baylor enrollees to announce his commitment for the 2016 season and he will be staying in the state of Texas. The four-star wide receiver announced on Saturday that he will be transferring to play for the Houston Cougars.
Via Campus Sports Net
June 19, 2016  |  Discuss

3-star cornerback Javelin Guidry commits to Houston

As of early Tuesday, 3-star cornerback Javelin Guidry has officially become a hard commit to Houston Cougars. He took to Twitter to announce his commitment late last week. pic.twitter.com/iKtI1o90NQ — Javelin K. Guidry (@JavKFootball28) May 28, 2016 Houston is among a number of teams to put in an offer for Guidry and one of the few from his home state to offer him a scholarship...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 31, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston keeping options open for conference move

The Big 12 has a number of options to choose from when it comes to possible expansion. The Houston Cougars are one of those options, but that doesn’t mean they are focused just on the Big 12 at this point. The rumor mill has been turning when it comes to conference expansion for the Big 12 and the Cougars are one of the teams on the list. Of course, the team would love to have...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston football coach's daughter has the best yearbook quote

Houston Cougars football coach Tom Herman shared a hilarious yearbook shot of Madison Meekins - daughter of Houston tight end coach Corby Meekins. Instead of going with the typical inspirational quote in her senior yearbook, Madison opted to share the question she's likely been asked countless times.Hudl is a recruiting website that players can use to advertise themselves.(Thanks...
Via FOX Sports
May 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas booster Red McCombs wants Houston in the Big 12

The subject of Big 12 expansion is once again a hot topic, and an influential booster at the conference’s premier institution seems to think one school in particular would be a good fit.  Prominent Texas donor Red McCombs told ESPN Radio today that the Big 12 needs to add two more programs to get back to a 12-team league, and he wants Houston to be one of the two. Texas mega...
Via College Spun
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston receives Peach Bowl championship rings

The Houston Cougars rolled through the 2015 college football season, going 13-1 with their one loss being a three-point upset against Connecticut. They went on to win the AAC championship and manhandled the Florida State Seminoles in the Peach Bowl. The team is looking to be just as good going into the 2016 season, but before they turn their full attention to the fall, they had to...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Hofheinz family sues to keep name on Houston Cougars' arena

HOUSTON (AP) The family of the former Houston Astros owner Roy Hofheinz wants a court to require the University of Houston to keep his name on the school's basketball arena. The university had asked in April to end the 47-year agreement on Hofheinz Pavilion. That would allow the school to negotiate a naming-rights deal as part of a renovation project. The Hofheinz family says...
Via AP on Fox
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Mayor predicts ’14-to-21 point’ win over Oklahoma

The Houston Cougars are coming off of a 13-1 season that saw them win the AAC championship and manhandle the Florida State Seminoles in the Peach Bowl. They are looking to build off that impressive run into the 2016 season and they have a big chance to do just that with a premier matchup against the Oklahoma Sooners at NRG Stadium to open next season. At least one person believes...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 04, 2016  |  Discuss
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