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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

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

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

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

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 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

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 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

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

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

Most disappointing college football teams of 2016

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October 26, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman done responding to ‘bogus’ reports

One of the constant storylines of the college football season has been Tom Herman being rumored for potential jobs and then the coach shooting down said reports. The same was the case this week. After Texas lost yet again and fell to 3-4 under Charlie Strong, a report said Herman leaving Houston for Texas was “all but done.” On Tuesday, the Houston Cougars coach responded to...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 25, 2016  |  Discuss

MSU Men's Basketball Prepare For Houston Cougars Friday Night

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Via Morgan State Bears - Official Site
October 25, 2016

Report: Tom Herman to Texas is ‘all but official’

Houston suffered a stunning loss on Saturday that sent the team tumbling out of the top 25, but that apparently has had no effect on a major program being interested in its head coach. In fact, a report on Monday claimed Tom Herman becoming the next head coach at Texas is essentially a done deal. Big rumor today is that Tom Herman to #Longhorns is "all but offical." Reliable...
Via Larry Brown Sports
October 24, 2016  |  Discuss

Shocking! SMU stuns No. 11 Houston

DALLAS (AP) -- Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score and SMU stunned No. 11 Houston 38-16 Saturday night for its first win over a ranked team in five years.The Cougars (6-2, 3-2 American) lost for the second time after a 5-0 start that included a season-opening win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma that vaulted Houston into the Top 10.The last time the Mustangs (3...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

SMU stuns No. 11 Houston 38-16 by shutting down QB Greg Ward

DALLAS (AP) Ben Hicks threw for three touchdowns and ran for another score and SMU stunned No. 11 Houston 38-16 Saturday night for its first win over a ranked team in five years. The Cougars (6-2, 3-2 American) lost for the second time after a 5-0 start that included a season-opening win over then-No. 3 Oklahoma that vaulted Houston into the Top 10. The last time the Mustangs...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Briscoe throws for 419 yards, Sam Houston beats Nicholls

THIBODAUX, La. (AP) Jeremiah Briscoe threw for 419 yards and three touchdowns and Davion Davis grabbed seven passes for 121 yards to lead Sam Houston State to a 38-21 win over Nicholls on Saturday. Briscoe, who had a career-best 32 completions on 48 attempts with one interception, threw to 11 different receivers. Nathan Stewart caught six for 68 yards and Deon Hutchinson had three...
Via AP on Fox
October 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston learns life as 'overdog' under Herman with SMU next

DALLAS (AP) Houston followed its first loss of the season to Navy with a narrow victory against Tulsa, a three-touchdown underdog that fell inches short of tying the score in the final seconds on the road. If the 11th-ranked Cougars want to regain the dominance that carried them into the top 10, coach Tom Herman figures they have to recognize that they will get the opponent's...
Via AP on Fox
October 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Fox and ESPN will pay Big 12 to not expand

The Big 12 has been rumored to be expanding to 12, 14, or even 16 teams in recent months. A desire for a conference championship game in football has always been the driving force, though stability in numbers has certainly been a factor as well. Now, though, a new report says that any expansion is unlikely, and it’s all thanks to the Big 12’s television partnerships. From SI’s...
Via The Comeback
October 15, 2016  |  Discuss

No. 13 Houston looks to bounce back against Tulsa

HOUSTON (AP) After a 5-0 start the No. 13 Houston Cougars had designs on crashing the College Football Playoff. A loss to Navy last week, however, ruined those plans. Now the Cougars need help to reach the American Athletic Conference championship game, with Navy, Memphis and Saturday's opponent, Tulsa, ahead of them in the West division. Coach Tom Herman acknowledged that last...
Via AP on Fox
October 14, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston is not dead in the College Football Playoff race yet

Believe it or not, the Houston Cougars are not dead in the College Football Playoff race. Make no mistake about it: The Cougars’ hopes of playing for a crystal football took a huge hit with the loss to Navy last weekend. As a result of this crushing defeat, Houston needs for the Midshipmen to lose twice in order to play for the AAC Championship. Without a conference title, the...
Via The Student Section
October 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Navy and their triple option reigns supreme as Houston falls from the unbeatens

The clock may have struck midnight on Houston is a cinderella championship contender as Navy gets one of their biggest wins in recent memory. In a world of spreads, zone reads, and jets there remains one offense in college football that does not strive to be sexy. There is one offense that does not feature any razzle dazzle. It’s simple, effective, and so rare that even the best...
Via The Comeback
October 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Unbeaten No. 6 Houston brings high-powered offense to Navy

ANNAPOLIS, Md. (AP) Navy coach Ken Niumatalolo offered a unique strategy when asked about defending Houston's high-powered offense on Saturday. ''We're trying to petition to the NCAA to see if we can play 15 guys on the field,'' Niumatalolo said. No. 6 Houston (5-0, 2-0 American Athletic Conference) opened the season by scoring 33 points against then-third ranked Oklahoma and has...
Via AP on Fox
October 07, 2016  |  Discuss

AP Heisman Watch: Jackson leads field; Watson, Ward chasing

After one month there is only one question when it comes to the Heisman Trophy: Can anybody catch Louisville quarterback Lamar Jackson in the race to college football's most prestigious player of the year award? With enough games in the books and a clear picture of the field emerging, the AP begins its Heisman Watch with Jackson holding a commanding lead. The AP polled seven of...
Via AP on Fox
October 04, 2016  |  Discuss

WATCH: What a time to be Tom Herman!

Life is good for Tom Herman, as a hefty pay increase is likely coming his way following the season. Many have penciled LSU in to be Herman's next destination, but are the Tigers a lock to acquire his services? Bonta Hill and Eddie Maisonet discuss Herman's future and who should pursue the gold-grill wearing head coach.
Via Yardbarker Video
October 03, 2016  |  Discuss
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