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Houston’s QB Battle: Which Kyle will win?

Postma and Allen are set to square off in the spring, but that may not be true in the fall. Major Applewhite inherits plenty of talent in his first year as a head coach, and one position he needs to settle is quarterback. While the competition appears to be a two man race, it may as well be wide open with the rumors swirling around campus. In the battle of the Kyle’s, Postma and...
Via Underdog Dynasty
2 days ago

Navy Announces 2017 Football Schedule

Coach Ken has a tough schedule ahead if they are to win the AAC West for the second year in a row The Middies have posted their football schedule on their official site and with a nice graphic on Twitter: 9/2 at Florida Atlantic 9/9 vs. Tulane 3:30 CBSSN 9/16 OFF 9/23 vs. Cincinnati 3:30 CBSSN 9/30 at Tulsa 10/7 vs. Air Force 3:30 CBSSN 10/14 at Memphis 10/19 vs. UCF 3:30 CBSSN 10...
Via Underdog Dynasty
16 days ago

Houston Officially Announces 2017 Football Schedule

Cougars schedule is filled with solid teams, but also presents opportunities for success. Today, Houston announced its football schedule for the 2017 season. Here is a look at what Major Applewhite’s first schedule will look like and a breakdown of the season. 9/2 at UTSA Roadrunners 9/9 at Arizona Wildcats 9/16 vs Rice Owls 9/23 vs Texas Tech Red Raiders 9/30 at Temple Owls 10...
Via Underdog Dynasty
16 days ago

Dotson with 32 as Houston cruises past Tulane 91-62

NEW ORLEANS (AP) Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 32 points and Houston cruised past Tulane 91-62 on Wednesday night. Dotson was 12 of 16 from the floor including 6 of 7 from distance for the Cougars (17-7, 8-4 American) who have won four straight. Rob Gray Jr. added 18 points and Armoni Brooks 10. Houston trailed early but Dotson and Wes VanBeck made back-to-back 3-pointers...
Via AP on Fox
17 days ago  |  Discuss

Indiana reportedly hiring Houston assistant who was hired last month

These coaches ain’t loyal. According to multiple media reports, the Indiana football program is set to hire Houston assistant Darren Hiller as its next offensive line coach after he accepted that same job on Major Applewhite’s Houston Cougars staff one month ago. Hiller would replace Greg Frey, who left to join the Michigan Wolverines coaching staff, according to the Indianapolis...
Via Campus Sports Net
18 days ago

Houston 2017 National Signing Day Results

Houston keeps it close to home as usual in Applewhite’s debut on National Signing Day Just one year after reeling in a special class to Houston, Cougar fans wanted to know what Major Applewhite could do in his debut. While he didn’t have any immediate needs, his first recruiting class seemed thin. There were plenty of commits and decommits in the last few days, but Applewhite...
Via Underdog Dynasty
24 days ago

Houston Cougars Sack Leader Tyus Bowser Impresses Saints at Senior Bowl

The New Orleans Saints need pass rushers this offseason. Could they find one at the Senior Bowl? Tyus Bowser probably isn’t a household name, but he’s a favorite of Houston Cougars football fans. The workout warrior won the weigh-in this week at the Senior Bowl, posting an impressive 6-foot-3, 244-pound frame with 33-inch arms. Those measurables bode well for his future along...
Via Canal Street Chronicles
January 25, 2017

Dotson scores 20, Houston downs Tulane 65-51

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 20 points and grabbed nine rebounds in his 16th career 20-point game and Houston used a big first half to beat a struggling Tulane 65-51 on Tuesday night to end a three-game skid. Tulane shot a season-low 18 of 59 from the floor (30.5 percent) while the Cougars (14-7, 5-4 American) shot 40 percent and outrebounded the Green Wave 44-37. Wes VanBeck...
Via AP on Fox
January 24, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston’s Three Needs For 2017 Recruiting Class

Very few high needs for the Cougars, but they should add to help themselves in 2018. There is the perception that disaster will strike in Houston with the exit of Tom Herman. Many are forgetting that they still have a talented team. One that can win the AAC and still compete with Power 5 schools. Houston finally received the attention it deserved, and the Cougars were in the fast...
Via Underdog Dynasty
January 20, 2017

Lawson's career night lifts Memphis over Houston 70-67 in OT

HOUSTON (AP) KJ Lawson had career highs with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 10 boards and Memphis beat Houston 70-67 in overtime Thursday night. Lawson made a pair of free throws 19 seconds into overtime and Memphis (14-5, 4-2 American Athletic) never trailed again. Houston shot 1 for 5 from the field, committed three turnovers and three fouls in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Laswon's career night lifts Memphis over Houston 70-67 in OT

HOUSTON (AP) KJ Lawson had career highs with 28 points and 16 rebounds, Dedric Lawson had 18 points and 10 boards and Memphis beat Houston 70-67 in overtime Thursday night. Lawson made a pair of free throws 19 seconds into overtime and Memphis (14-5, 4-2 American Athletic) never trailed again. Houston shot 1 for 5 from the field, committed three turnovers and three fouls in the...
Via AP on Fox
January 20, 2017  |  Discuss

Hot start carries Houston to 74-58 win over East Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Rob Gray scored 19 points, Armoni Brooks had 15 and Houston took control early and defeated East Carolina 74-58 on Wednesday night. Wes Van Beck added 13 points on a perfect night of shooting and Damyean Dotson has 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (13-4, 4-1 American). Gray had 13 points, Brooks - who matched his career high- and Dotson, each had...
Via AP on Fox
January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston rallies to beat Tulsa 64-61 behind Dotson's 18

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Galen Robinson Jr. made the game-winning free throw and blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer, and Houston rallied to beat Tulsa 64-61 on Wednesday night to win its third straight. After 14 ties and eight lead changes, Houston went up 62-59 after Robinson made two free throws with 25 seconds left. Tulsa closed...
Via AP on Fox
January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston holds UConn to 12 points in 1st half, wins 62-46

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Rob Gray scored 20 points and Houston held UConn to 12 first-half points in a 62-46 victory on Wednesday. Danrad Knowles and Damyean Dotson each added 10 points for the Cougars (10-3), who never trailed in the American Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Houston dominated in the paint, outscoring UConn 26-12. Christian Vital led UConn (5-7) with...
Via AP on Fox
December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says he was ‘very close’ to going to Houston

There have been a few different stories as to how close Lane Kiffin was to getting the Houston job, but the man himself feels he was not far away. Kiffin told Evan Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm on Tuesday that he was close with both Houston and Florida Atlantic at the same time. “Yeah, we were very close at the same time,” Kiffin said, via Nick Cole of SEC Country. “And there...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dotson, Gray lead Houston over Liberty

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson and Rob Gray scored 22 points each and Houston pulled away from Liberty in the second half to beat the Flames 77-54 on Wednesday night. Dotson added 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season and 10th of his career. Gray turned in his seventh 20-point game this season and 14th in his career. Wes Van Beck added 13 points and Danrad Knowles...
Via AP on Fox
December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston beats UT Rio Grande Valley 83-58

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Houston beat the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 83-58 on Saturday night. It was the third double-double in the last four games for Dotson who was 8 of 13 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Cougars (8-2). Rob Gray Jr. added 16 points and five rebounds, Danrad Knowles had 14...
Via AP on Fox
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston WR Chance Allen suspended for Las Vegas Bowl for violating curfew

In not so shocking news, a player set to compete in the Las Vegas Bowl violated curfew. Unfortunately for Houston’s Chance Allen, it resulted in being suspended for the team’s bowl game. Houston second-leading receiver Chance Allen suspended for @LasVegasBowl for violation of team rules (curfew violation) pic.twitter.com/KNrKmK8H2O — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December...
Via Sportsnaut
December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman interested in Houston DC Todd Orlando

Tom Herman has openly shown interest in his former defensive coordinator at Houston, Todd Orlando. Herman, who recently accepted the Texas coaching job and left Houston, was in Houston for an awards banquet on Wednesday and was asked about his interest in hiring Orlando. Herman made it clear he’s interested in Orlando but does not want to get in the way of Orlando preparing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for this weekend’s college football bowl games

Christmas is right around the corner. Most of the nation is covered in a blanket of snow. Yep. College football bowl games are here, and we can’t wait for them to begin. There are five games on the slate this upcoming Saturday. And while the big hitters won’t play for a couple more weeks, there are plenty of reasons to tune into these games as we move into the winter holiday...
Via Sportsnaut
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas refused offer in exchange for lowering Herman buyout

The Texas Longhorns were obviously impressed with what Tom Herman was able to do with the Houston football program, but that doesn’t mean they want to schedule a game against their new coach’s former team. On Monday, Houston athletic director Hunter Yuracheck revealed that the Cougars offered Texas a chance to reduce Herman’s $2.5 million buyout by agreeing to play a home...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

New coach Major Applewhite intends to remain at Houston long-term

Everyone’s favorite feeder school, the Houston Cougars, recently signed their next former head coach. As a resolution to replace coach Tom Herman who left his post to coach at Texas, the Cougars have signed Major Applewhite as the leader of their football program. In recent history, Houston has been one of the premiere places to snag up-and-coming coaching talent. Their last three...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 12, 2016

Houston really wanted to face Herman’s Texas team, Texas said no

When Houston football coach Tom Herman took a job at Texas last month, the Longhorns were on the hook for his $2.5 million buy-out. But when Texas went to pay Houston the money it owed for sniping the Cougars’ coach, Houston athletic director Hunter Yurachek had another idea: How about a basketball and football home-and-home between the two programs? Texas’ response: No thanks...
Via The Comeback
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

New coach Applewhite vows that he'll be at Houston long-term

HOUSTON (AP) In recent years, Houston has been a stepping stone, a quick stop for up-and-coming coaches on their way to jobs seen as bigger and better. Art Briles was at Houston before leaving for Baylor. Kevin Sumlin started with the Cougars before moving on to Texas A&M, and last month Tom Herman left for Texas after just two seasons with the Cougars. On Monday, Houston introduced...
Via AP on Fox
December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston regent: Lane Kiffin ‘was not a safe hire’

Lane Kiffin was never as close to the Houston job as it was reported he was. Tilman Fertitta, the chair of Houston’s board of regents, told KILT-AM in Houston on Friday that Kiffin was never that close to getting the job, and the school ultimately saw him as too much of a risk. “Lane Kiffin did not show me anything that Major Applewhite did not show me,” Fertitta told the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss
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