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Bearcats Break Houston with Second Half Run

Another second half, another hot shooting performance from the Cincinnati Bearcats. Following their 55 point outing against Temple in the second half, UC hung 43 on the Houston Cougars. UC finished the two game home stand outscoring Temple and Houston 98-51. The first half was a very sloppy half where Cincinnati didn’t bring much intensity or urgency. It was like they knew they...
Via Bearcats Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Cincinnati Bearcats vs Houston Cougars Preview

The start of the sludge of AAC play begins tonight as the Bearcats play host the awful Houston Cougars. We’ve been incredibly lucky so far that nearly every Bearcat AAC game has been somewhat interesting, besides ECU, on paper. Temple was not really interesting in actual game drama. This week is essentially the complete opposite of what we’ve seen so far. Two of the worst teams...
Via Bearcats Blog
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Offseason To-Do List: Houston Cougars

There may not be a college football coaching change in America with as much buzz as the Tom Herman hire at Houston. All week leading up to the CFP National Championship game you heard the “experts” gush over Herman and talking about the instant impact he could have. Then on game day, if you were playing a drinking game (not that I condone such a thing) and had to drink every...
Via AAC Football Fever
9 days ago  |  Discuss

East Carolina holds on late to defeat Houston 66-61

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) B.J. Tyson scored 16 points and Caleb White added 14 as East Carolina secured its first American Athletic Conference victory, 66-61 over Houston on Wednesday night. As the teams scrapped down to the wire, the Pirates (8-9, 1-3) made 5 of their last 7 shots from the field starting with Marshall Guilmette's first-ever 3-pointer to put East Carolina up 52-48....
Via AP on Fox
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Ohio State Offensive Coordinator Tom Herman Throws on His Houston Cougars Hat During Celebration

More often than not when a coach gets hired away he leaves his current school and heads directly for the new one. In a way it is understandable since you have to get to know your new team and get on the recruiting trail ASAP. At the same time it sucks because you leave the season unfinished with your old team (if you are bowl bound).So it was pretty cool that Tom Herman stuck around...
Via FatManWriting
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Head Coach Tom Herman Coaching Buckeyes in Title Game Tonight

The Houston Cougars’ new head coach Tom Herman will be on the Ohio State sideline for the national championship game tonight, calling the plays for Urban Meyer’s Buckeyes one last time. Cougars fans should pay close attention to the OSU offense, because you all will be watching a similar product on Saturdays this fall. The rest of you AAC fans: enjoy the game, and try not to...
Via AAC Football Fever
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston QB John O’Korn Might Transfer to Texas or Florida

Bruce Feldman tweeted late Friday afternoon that Houston quarterback John O’Korn, who was benched mid-season for wide receiver-turned-QB Greg Ward, Jr., is interested in transferring to Texas and Florida. Though he struggled in 2014, O’Korn was a highly-touted prospect during his recruitment, and both Power Five programs have suffered at the quarterback position as of late....
Via AAC Football Fever
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars’ 2014 Season Report Card

You could use the cliche “it was a roller coaster season” to describe 2014 for the Houston Cougars. But that would be one unbelievable roller coaster with a lot of twists and turns, sudden and unexpected ups and downs, and a finish so wild you would throw up the funnel cake you just ate before getting on the ride. There are a lot of words you could use to label the Cougars...
Via AAC Football Fever
17 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Cougars Fan Loved ESPN's Camera But Not Her Boyfriend For Ruining Her Fun

When you go to a bowl game there are certain things that you want to do like watch the game, buy an overpriced t-shirt, and maybe enjoy a few beers with your friends. Oh--and if the TV camera happens to pan over you can go nuts on national television.That is probably what this very happy Houston Cougars fan was trying to do before her buzz-kill of  a boyfriend tried to put an end...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Cougars Defensive Lineman Joey Mbu Feels the Funk Prior to Snap

It is not unusual to see football players dancing around prior to a play. Kick returners will do it because they are hyped up and excited about making a big run. It's pretty common to see it being done right before kick-off's too, but by defensive lineman? Not so much.Houston Cougars freshman Joey Mbu may be trying to start the trend though. Check out thee moves he showed off during...
Via FatManWriting
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Completes Historic Comeback to Win Armed Forces Bowl

The Houston Cougars sure know how to ring in a new year. Facing a 34-13 deficit against the Pittsburgh Panthers with 6:14 to go in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Cougars didn’t appear to have even a snowball’s chance in hell of coming back. In fact, the Cougars had just a 0.6% chance of winning, according to ESPN’s Win Probability Model, when they faced a 3rd-and...
Via AAC Football Fever
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Pitt blows 25-point, fourth-quarter lead, falls in Armed Services Bowl

For three quarters the Pitt Panthers controlled the flow of the Armed Services Bowl. Pitt entered the fourth quarter with a 24-6 lead, and extended the lead to 31-6 just 62 seconds into the final frame. But the Houston Cougars woke up in the final 14 minutes of the game, and outscored Pitt 29-3 over than span to win on a two-point conversion with under two minutes to play. Here are...
Via Fox Sports South
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Lineman Comes Down With A Case Of Dance Fever

One Houston Cougars lineman came down with a strong case of dance fever during the Armed Forces Bowl.
Via Gamedayr
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Instant Twitter Reaction: Houston Caps Crazy Comeback in Armed Forces Bowl

The Houston Cougars scored 29 points in the fourth quarter to beat the Pittsburgh Panthers 35-34 in the Armed Forces Bowl. The Coogs recovered two onside kicks in a row and the defense held on in the final minute to give the Cougars an unthinkable win and finish the season at 8-5. As the game ended, people from Houston and beyond went to Twitter. Here’s a sample of the instant...
Via AAC Football Fever
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston pulls off comeback of bowl season vs. Pitt in Armed Forces

Trailing Pitt 31-6 at the start of the fourth quarter, it seemed as if Houston might be better off leaving early and beat the traffic out of Fort Worth, Texas. But the Cougars -- interim head coach and all -- had other plans, scoring four touchdowns in the final 11 minutes to pull off the comeback of bowl season. The feat required quite the laundry list. Let's begin with the two...
Via Fox Sports
22 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston vs. Pittsburgh: Betting odds, point spread and tv info for the Armed Forces Bowl

On Friday night the Houston Cougars will play against the Pittsburgh Panthers in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl. Houston (7-5) and Pittsburgh (6-6) will each be looking to find the win in this bowl game to cement their season. Coverage of this game will air on ESPN and WatchESPN beginning at 12:00 pm ET from Amon G. Carter Stadium in Fort Worth, TX. The Odds: Pittsburgh...
Via Tireball.com
24 days ago  |  Discuss

Focus on the Future: Houston Cougars’ Quarterback Quandary

The Houston Cougars are busy preparing for a showdown against Pittsburgh in the Armed Forces Bowl. And while that may be important for this year’s Coogs, the focus of Houston football is squarely on the future. You can’t blame fans, or even players, for looking ahead. The Tony Levine era is over. Tom Herman is the new “Cougar-in-Chief,” and even though he’s still busy in...
Via AAC Football Fever
25 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Looking to Get AAC Back On Track Against Pitt

The similarities between the Houston Cougars and Pittsburgh Panthers, who will face off in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl on Jan. 2, are pretty striking. Both teams are coming off of relatively disappointing regular seasons, and each will be led into Fort Worth, Texas by interim coaches. Houston fired head coach Tony Levine on Dec. 8 after he went 21-17 in three seasons with...
Via AAC Football Fever
26 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston has no problem with Texas Tech, 82-69

LAS VEGAS (AP) Jherrod Stiggers scored 25, including seven 3-pointers, to lead Houston over Texas Tech 82-69 in the Las Vegas Classic consolation game Tuesday night. Stiggers, who had seven rebounds, finished 8 of 12 from the field and took nine shots from 3-point range. Also for Houston (6-4), L.J. Rose had 16 points and 8 assists as the Cougars knocked down 13 of 24 from 3-point...
Via AP on Fox
December 23, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Herman introduced as Houston football coach

HOUSTON (AP) Tom Herman said he embraces the challenge of the Houston Cougars when he was introduced as their new football coach, but first he paid tribute to his former boss and mentor, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. At an introductory news conference Friday, Herman said Meyer taught him the importance of competing every day in everything, the importance of a coach earning...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Make Big Splash with New Coach Tom Herman

By Jay Saunders | Houston Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter The Houston Cougars have a new football coach. Please help us welcome to Houston @CoachTomHerman. Full info: http://t.co/8WkZq7WHig #GoCoogs pic.twitter.com/TDLNthMKKF — Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) December 16, 2014 Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman is the new man in charge. The official statement...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State OC Tom Herman Expected To Be Hired By Houston Cougars

Tom Herman is expected to be hired as the Houston Cougars' new head coach.
Via Gamedayr
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Will Muschamp Interviewed For University Of Houston Job

Will Muschamp has reportedly interviewed for the head coaching position with the Houston Cougars.
Via Gamedayr
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Why the Houston Cougars Are Moving on from Tony Levine

By Jay Saunders | Houston Columnist E-mail the author | Follow on Twitter The Houston Cougars are looking for a new football coach. Tony Levine Relieved of Houston Coaching Duties. Full info: http://t.co/aC8YYiesqW — Houston Football (@UHCougarFB) December 8, 2014 With heavy heart, we bid farewell to Coach Levine. Thank you for your contributions! — […] The post Why the Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Armed Forces Bowl: ‘Exciting Opportunity’ to Have Houston Cougars

Just about every bowl projection on in the internet has the Houston Cougars playing in the Armed Forces Bowl on January 2. We got the opportunity to speak with Armed Forces Bowl Executive Director Brant Ringler to talk about the bowl game and the possibility of the Coogs going back to Fort Worth, Texas, for […] The post Armed Forces Bowl: ‘Exciting Opportunity’ to Have Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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