HOUSTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

Houston cruises to win over UCF, 82-58

HOUSTON (AP) Devonta Pollard scored 16 points to help lead Houston to a lopsided 82-58 win over Central Florida on Saturday. Danrad Knowles and LeRon Barnes each scored 13 and Damyean Dotson finished with 12 points for the Cougars (18-7, 8-5 American Conference), who have won five of six and crept to within a game-and-a-half of first place in the American Conference standings...
Via Associated Press
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pollard's 34 points lead Houston over Memphis 98-90

HOUSTON (AP) Devonta Pollard had 23 of his career-high 34 points in the second half Wednesday night and Houston made eight of its last nine from the field to beat Memphis 98-90. Pollard hit a jumper that tied it at 77 early in a 19-5 run with 5:34 left. Damyean Dotson's pair of free throws 26 seconds later gave the Cougars the lead for good on their way to a 91-82 edge with one...
Via Associated Press
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Security guard indicted for assaulting University of Houston football fan

Some people think fans storming the field is too dangerous and should therefore not be allowed. But you know what else is dangerous? Being punched in the face by a security guard! A security guard in Houston was indicted Wednesday on a misdemeanor assault charge for striking a fan who was trying to join the on-field celebration following the University of Houston’s clinching...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Tom Herman pays homage to Office Space by destroying fax machine

Tom Herman and the Houston Cougars had a very good National Signing Day. Even though they had a great day, they did let one recruit slip away to Florida. Maybe this was them taking out their frustration of that “flip” on their poor fax machine…. The post Watch: Tom Herman pays homage to Office Space by destroying fax machine appeared first on The Student Section.
Via Bloguin Best
9 days ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Houston Coaches Make Hilarious ‘Office Space’ Parody Video After Signing Day

After a 13-1 season that saw them bring home a conference championship and a New Years Six bowl win in the Peach Bowl over FSU, the Houston Cougars aren’t going to sneak up on teams for much longer. Just like other college powers, head coach Tom Herman and his staff were busy securing their next class of football recruits on Wednesday. Things didn’t go exactly as planned, as...
Via Gamedayr
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston nabs five-star recruit in defensive tackle Oliver

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Cougars will look to build on the success they had in a 13-1 season in the first year under coach Tom Herman with a recruiting class highlighted by five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver. The 6-foot-2, 290-pound Oliver, who went to Houston Westfield, was rated the sixth-best prospect in the country by 247Sports.com and will add the physicality that Herman...
Via Associated Press
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston officially lands highest-rated recruit in program history

Tom Herman has done a terrific job as the head coach of the Houston Cougars the last year or so and it looks like his team is going to be just as talented next year. They just pulled off a big coup by landing their highest-rated recruit in team history. Five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver has been committed to the Cougars since last June, but he made it official on Wednesday when...
Via Campus Sports Net
10 days ago  |  Discuss

Recruiting: Houston lands top 10 5-star recruit DT Ed Oliver

Tom Herman had a fantastic debut season going 13-1 for the Houston Cougars. How does Herman follow up that season? By getting it done on the recruiting trail….. The #HTownTakeover continues with H-Town product @Edoliver_11! Welcome to @UHCougarFB! pic.twitter.com/gwJQevdamV — #HTownTakeover (@UHCougarFB) February 3, 2016 Ed Oliver is the No. 6 overall player on 247’s composite...
Via The Student Section
11 days ago  |  Discuss

VanBeck takes over in 2nd OT, Houston beats ECU 97-93

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Rob Gray Jr. scored 31 points in regulation and Wes VanBeck added 11 points during two overtimes and Houston beat East Carolina 97-93 on Saturday. Houston led by eight points with three minutes left in regulation before East Carolina closed on a 9-1 run. The Cougars' Devonta Pollard missed the front end of a 1-and-1 with 35.3 seconds left and ECU's Caleb...
Via Associated Press
14 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman goes off on local radio hosts

University of Houston head football coach Tom Herman made an appearance on SportsRadio 610 in Houston on Wednesday morning to address a report by John Lopez about former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen, who officially transferred to the Cougars this week. Herman’s appearance on In The Loop with Nick Wright and Lopez immediately turned contentious, and what followed was a...
Via Awful Announcing
January 06, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kyle Allen Plans To Transfer To Houston

Back in early December, Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen, who lost his starting job midseason to freshman Kyler Murray, announced that he’d be transferring after the 2015 campaign. Tuesday, according to the Houston Chronicle, we learned where he’s headed. Houston beat writer Joseph Duarte is reporting that Allen will transfer to Houston to play for Tom Herman. The news doesn’t...
Via College Spun
January 05, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston’s Peach Bowl win salvages the AAC’s bowl season

I am not at all a fan of judging conferences based on bowl results, and certainly not based on only one season. There aren’t enough bowl games (I’m serious) to get a proper read on conference strength. The bowl games are about individual matchups and teams. With enough of those, we can get a bit of a reading, but even if every team played one bowl, that wouldn’t quite be enough...
Via The Student Section
January 04, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman, Houston Take The Leap In Triumphant Peach Bowl Statement

For all the talk of a coaching carousel this December, one coach may have shaken things up the most by staying put. * Tom Herman again proved that he is increasingly knocking on the door of the coaching elite, as his Houston squad walloped and out-maneuvered Florida State in an impressive 38-24 Peach Bowl romp. The most surprising aspect of this Atlanta ambush: Little about the...
Via The Comeback
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

If You Are Wondering Why Tom Herman Stayed At Houston....

There was a lot of speculation that Tom Herman was going to head to a bigger program after the year he had with the Houston Cougars, but he opted to stay. During the broadcast of the Peach Bowl the commentators spoke about the hefty raise the university gave him, but also his desire not to start over with the rebuilding process once again.It could also be that he has already laid...
Via FatManWriting
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

FSU’s comeback falls short as Houston pulls Peach Bowl upset

Under the lights of the Georgia Dome on a Thursday afternoon, the Florida State Seminoles found themselves playing from behind for the entire game and were unable to complete the comeback, losing to the Houston Cougars 38-24 in the Peach Bowl. Down 21-3 at the half, Florida State was able to get in the end zone when Dalvin Cook punched it in from a yard out. The Seminoles would...
Via Gamedayr
December 31, 2015  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston coach Tom Herman unveils his new grill

After leading the Houston Cougars to the American Athletic Conference championship, head coach Tom Herman was fitted with a custom grill to fulfill his promise to the players on the team. Now, we finally get to see what Herman’s grill looks like. Herman flashed his new ice in a photo on social media. Check it out: Houston's @CoachTomHerman got his grill today. Icy. pic.twitter...
Via Campus Sports Net
December 30, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Herman got diamond grill to keep promise to team

Before the season, Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman made a promise to his football team that could have resulted in him having to get a diamond mouth accessory. As you can see above, Herman is a man of his word. Herman told the Cougars prior to the season if they won the American Athletic Conference championship he would get a diamond grill. Well, Houston went 12-1, won the...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Photos/Videos: Tom Herman Got Fitted For A Grill By Paul Wall

Houston head coach Tom Herman is a man of his word. At the beginning of the year, he promised his Houston Cougars that he would have a grill made by famous Houston-native rapper Paul Wall is the team won the AAC in his first year as head coach. That news came out yesterday, and today Paul Wall and jeweler TV Johnny Dang visited the team to fit Herman. . @UHCougarFB @CoachTomHerman...
Via College Spun
December 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston coach will make good on promise to get diamond grill

The Houston Cougars had an impressive season as head coach Tom Herman coached the team to an 11-1 record, an American Athletic Conference title, and a trip to the Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl against the Florida State Seminoles Dec. 31. Instead of bolting for a bigger program, Herman signed a five-year contract extension worth $14 million. It seems with the new contract he’s living a...
Via The Comeback
December 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston AD vows action against violent security guards

    Workers from CSC Security hired to guard the field during the AAC Championship Game Saturday between Houston and Temple went completely overboard with their excessive force used on students trying to rush the field. The Cougars beat the Owls 24-13 at their home stadium, so naturally fans were eager to celebrate the victory. Some tried to run on the field, but they were...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Footage shows security guard assaulting Houston fan

After Houston beat Temple to win the AAC Championship on Saturday, fans stormed the field in celebration. Instead of celebrating with his fellow fans, however, one fan was viciously assaulted by one of the CSC security team, however, for reasons unknown. WARNING: Video contains some language and violent images. We haven’t heard the last of this story. There are a lot of questions...
Via Sportsnaut
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston QB jukes his way straight to the end zone

No. 19 Houston is facing off with No. 22 Temple for the American Athletic Conference (AAC) Championship. Houston is hungry for the AAC title and no one seems hungrier than their quarterback Greg Ward Jr. The junior is having an exceptional game, especially on the ground. Ward juked off Temple defenders to score this amazing touchdown and bring the Houston Cougars up 17-0 in the...
Via Gamedayr
December 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Houston's Tom Herman has interest in Georgia job

Several college football coaches have resigned or been ousted already today, with the most notable being longtime Georgia coach Mark Richt. Expect the vacancy in Athens to be a coveted position. According to one report, Houston head coach Tom Herman, one of the hot names on the coaching market, is very interested in the opening at Georgia. A source tells me Tom Herman has high...
Via College Spun
November 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston head coach Tom Herman rips his wide receivers

Tom Herman is bringing a ton of excitement to the Houston Cougars. Herman, the former offensive coordinator at Ohio State, has already landed a five-star recruit, and he’s been seen pulling a John Calipari and hanging out with Drake. Many are projecting the Cougars to become the dominant program in the AAC. That escalation might not come as quickly as people think, however. After...
Via College Spun
August 15, 2015  |  Discuss

Buckeyes OC puts on Houston hat after championship win

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman accepted the Houston head coaching job in December but worked out a deal where he would be able to stick around as a Buckeyes coach and help lead the team to the national championship. With Herman’s help, the Buckeyes offense looked great in the title game against Oregon and...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
January 13, 2015  |  Discuss
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