HOUSTON COUGARS NEWS

What’s Happening In Houston? 4 Things to Know

There is a lot of buzz surrounding the Houston Cougars these days; and topics hotter than a summer day in Space City. So as we go through another week, here are four things to know about when it comes to the Coogs. Spring Football Is Over, Big Questions Remain The Cougars wrapped up their first spring practice under Head Coach Tom Herman with the Red-White game at TDECU Stadium....
Via AAC Football Fever
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Going All-In On Social Media

Let’s say you’re the Houston Cougars. You have swanky new facilities, a brand new head coach with serious name recognition, and you are situated in the fourth biggest city in the country. Sounds good, right? Then there’s the other side of the coin: you don’t play in one of the “power conferences”, getting on national television usually means not playing on Saturday, and...
Via AAC Football Fever
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Who Is Going to Catch the Ball in Houston?

There is a lot of attention being paid to the quarterbacks this spring in Houston, but there’s another position almost as important for fans to place their focus. New Head Coach Tom Herman is well-known for his work with quarterbacks, especially at Ohio State. Now that he’s in Houston, Herman inherits a bit of a quarterback quandary and controversy. View image | gettyimages...
Via AAC Football Fever
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Final 4: Top 4 Defensive Players in AAC History

The Final Four in college hoops tips off tonight. Another “four” is listed off below: the top four defensive players from the American Athletic Conference’s first two years.Last Saturday I presented my top four offensive players in the AAC the last two years. That list had a heavy UCF-ECU feel to it. Not this week. The four players listed below each played for a different AAC...
Via AAC Football Fever
April 04, 2015  |  Discuss

It’s All About the Quarterback for the Houston Cougars

Head Coach TomHerman is settling in as the man in charge for the Houston Cougars. As spring practice gets underway he’s saying and doing all the things you’d expect a first-year coach to say and do. Quotes like “we have no depth chart” and “we’re starting with a clean slate” have already been uttered. Whoever had those being said on spring practice day one wins the...
Via AAC Football Fever
March 17, 2015  |  Discuss

No. 25 UH Cougars: Monster Eighth Inning Beats Bearkats

After going 1-3 to begin March, Cougars get much needed win at Sam Houston. HUNTSVILLE, TX – A midweek match-up of Houston area teams looked a lot worse on paper than it did live, but the University of Houston Cougars won an important midweek game against the Sam Houston State Bearkats. One of the causes of the early season rough patch that UH has gone through has been the slow...
Via Baseball Essential
March 11, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston College Classic: All-Tournament Team Announced

HOUSTON, TX – The 2015 Houston College Classic finished on Sunday night with a battle of UH schools. The University of Hawaii dropped the final game of the Classic to the University of Houston by a final score of 7-6, ending the weekend. The A&M Aggies and Louisiana Tigers both went home with a perfect weekend of 3-0 while the Hawaii Rainbow Warriors, Houston Cougars, and...
Via Baseball Essential
March 09, 2015  |  Discuss

Herman On the Prowl as Houston Cougars New Head Coach

Tom Herman was a high-profile hire for Houston. But after amazing success as a coordinator and quarterbacks coach at Ohio State, many wondered how Herman would make the adjustment to being a head coach. Apparently Herman’s approach is to take advantage of his new-found celebrity status, and do whatever he can to promote his new school.   As soon as National Signing Day was done...
Via AAC Football Fever
March 03, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston, AAC Release 2015 Schedule

It’s the middle of February. We are in the throes of basketball season. Major League Baseball pitchers and catchers are reporting to spring training. Right now, as I’m writing this, it’s below zero outside my window (Wisconsin winters are no joke). But as I check my Twitter feed I’m reminded it’s always college football season! — American Football (@American_FB) February...
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February 19, 2015  |  Discuss

Video: Stewie Paces UConn Women in 85-26 Thrashing of Houston

So what did the UConn Women’s Basketball team do to celebrate taking over as the No. 1 team in the AP Poll? They did what they have been doing to American Athletic Conference opponents all season long. Whooping their butts. Behind 26 points from Breanna Stewart, the UConn Huskies crushed the Houston Cougars 85-26 in front of just 7,445 at the XL Center in Hartford, CT on Tuesday...
Via Sox and Dawgs
February 17, 2015  |  Discuss

New Houston Coach Padlocks Locker Room; Tells Players They Have to Earn it

Sometimes when you are the new guy on the block you have to do what you have to do in order to prove you mean business. Apparently having a track record of success like former Ohio State offensive coordinator turned head coach of the Houston Cougars Tom Herman is not enough for some of his players.So he decided to prove he means business. With the temperature a nice 40 degrees in...
Via FatManWriting
February 06, 2015  |  Discuss

John O’Korn transfers to Michigan

Former Houston quarterback John O’Korn announced on Twitter Thursday that he is transferring to Michigan. Here is what O’Korn wrote: Can't wait to play for @CoachJim4UM @CoachJeddFisch in the BIG HOUSE! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jIhWfuCiPV — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 5, 2015 O’Korn had a successful freshman season for the Cougars before faltering last season and being...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Houston QB John O’Korn transferring to Michigan

#Michigan will receive a transfer from Houston QB @JohnOKorn, who was recently released from his scholarship there. — Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) February 5, 2015 Can't wait to play for @CoachJim4UM @CoachJeddFisch in the BIG HOUSE! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jIhWfuCiPV — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 5, 2015 In 2013, O’Korn was the American Athletic Conference’s...
Via Bloguin Best
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Former Houston QB John O’Korn transferring to Michigan

#Michigan will receive a transfer from Houston QB @JohnOKorn, who was recently released from his scholarship there. — Steve Lorenz (@TremendousUM) February 5, 2015 Can't wait to play for @CoachJim4UM @CoachJeddFisch in the BIG HOUSE! #GoBlue pic.twitter.com/jIhWfuCiPV — John O'Korn (@JohnOKorn) February 5, 2015 In 2013, O’Korn was the American Athletic Conference’s...
Via The Student Section
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Herman, Houston Signs 21 New Cougars

National Signing Day. It’s the one day every year grown-ups get incredibly excited over the futures of a bunch of high school students most people have never heard of … and may never hear about again. Despite being a huge college football fan and pseudo-journalist, I’ve never understood the hype over an 18-year old holding a news conference and putting on a hat to declare where...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 05, 2015  |  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
January 15, 2015  |  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
January 13, 2015  |  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
January 12, 2015  |  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
January 10, 2015  |  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
January 07, 2015  |  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
January 03, 2015  |  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
January 03, 2015  |  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
January 02, 2015  |  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
January 02, 2015  |  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
January 02, 2015  |  Discuss
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