Most disappointing college football teams of 2016

Most disappointing college football teams of 2016.
1 day ago  |  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
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman: I’m done addressing ‘bogus’ coaching rumors

Houston Cougars head coach Tom Herman is the hottest name on the coaching market. There isn’t a job opening out he is not linked to and there have even been reports that Herman to the Texas Longhorns is “all but official.” Well, not so fast, my friends. Herman spoke to the media on Tuesday and said that he is done addressing the “bogus” rumors. “I’m done chasing down...
Via Campus Sports Net
2 days ago

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
3 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
5 days ago  |  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 Associated Press
5 days ago  |  Discuss

No. 11 Houston Cougars stunned by SMU

A wild season of college football continued on Saturday night when another top 15 team fell. Despite entering the game as a 20.5-point underdog, the SMU Mustangs were able to stun the No. 11 Houston Cougars in front of a rowdy crowd at Gerald J. Ford Stadium. The Mustangs dominated Houston from the opening whistle en route to an impressive 38-16 win. The stunning result was...
Via Campus Sports Net
5 days ago

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 Associated Press
6 days ago  |  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
12 days ago  |  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
14 days ago  |  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.
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24 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman ‘not going to talk about other jobs’

Tom Herman will be among the most highly sought-after coaches throughout the season. In his first year at Houston, the former Ohio State offensive coordinator led the Cougars to a 13-1 record — quite an improvement over the team’s 8-5 season the year before he got there. This season he’s 4-0 with a victory over Oklahoma to his name. Given his quick and significant success...
Via Larry Brown Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Avenges Last Year’s Loss; Can Anyone Upset the Cougars this Year?

Last year, the UConn Huskies shocked Houston and the college football world with a major upset. Houston was favored by more than a touchdown, and the line was only that close because quarterback Greg Ward, Jr. had rolled his ankle the week before against Memphis and was questionable for that game. That game remains Tom Herman’s only loss as a head coach. It won’t be repeated...
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars whip UConn, move closer to potential CFP berth

The Houston Cougars defeated UConn 42-14, moving one step closer to a potential berth in the College Football Playoff. Make no mistake about it: this was an impressive win by Tom Herman’s squad. Remember, UConn handed the Cougars their only loss of the season last year. The Huskies returned 15 starters from that squad, including Jamar Summers, who ranked second in the nation in...
Via The Student Section
28 days ago  |  Discuss

Watch: Houston ices game with back-to-back INT’s for TD

With Cincinnati driving in the fourth quarter and looking to get back into game, it all changed with one play. Cincinnati’s Hayden Moore threw it over the middle and Houston’s Steven Taylor got the pick and took it to the house to ice the game for the Houston Cougars as they took a 33-16 lead……. INT return for TD! https://t.co/9orAlHyxjS — Kevin Causey (@CFBZ) September...
Via The Student Section
September 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin receives significant raise

Alabama’s offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is making a pretty penny for his job. The university trustees’ compensation committee approved Kiffin’s new $1.4 million deal Friday. It runs until February 2017. Just last season, Kiffin was earning $714,000 under a three-year deal. This season he’s making double the money for all his work helping lead the Alabama offense and...
Via Gamedayr
September 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Week 1 CFP Implications: Houston States Its Case

The much-hyped Week 1 lived up to its expectations and then some, providing upsets and close games galore. It’s still too early to really map out a Playoff picture, but Week 1 does contain a lot of jockeying for position. It’s always too early to tell what the results from this week will mean, but the basics always stay true. Those teams that survived, no matter how ugly they...
Via The Student Section
September 07, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman would get big bonus if Houston jumps to Big 12

Houston head coach Tom Herman has a bit of added incentive to push the Cougars into the Big 12. According to athletic director Hunter Yurachek, Herman is in line for a $5 million bonus if the Cougars join a Power 5 conference. “We want him to be our coach for the very long term,” Yurachek said, via Heather Dinich of ESPN. “It was a special memo between Coach Herman and myself...
Via Larry Brown Sports
September 04, 2016  |  Discuss

#15 Houston upsets #3 Oklahoma thanks to kick-six, catch of the year

Houston won’t be ranked No. 15 for long. The Cougars pulled off an impressive 33-23 upset over No. 3 Oklahoma on the opening Saturday of college football. It shouldn’t come as too much of a shock that Houston won — it is a top 15 team coming off a Peach Bowl win over Florida State last season — but there were plenty of stunned faces around the college football world...
Via NESN.com
September 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston’s Tom Herman blasts media over reports he met with Baylor

Last week, two reports emerged that Houston head coach Tom Herman had met with Baylor officials to discuss the Bears’ head coaching job. Considering Herman’s standing in the coaching world, the turmoil that Baylor currently finds itself in, and the fact that it is July, the story seemed a bit far-fetched. The story was quickly refuted from Herman sources, and now the Cougars...
Via College Spun
July 20, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas booster Red McCombs wants Houston in the Big 12

The subject of Big 12 expansion is once again a hot topic, and an influential booster at the conference’s premier institution seems to think one school in particular would be a good fit.  Prominent Texas donor Red McCombs told ESPN Radio today that the Big 12 needs to add two more programs to get back to a 12-team league, and he wants Houston to be one of the two. Texas mega...
Via College Spun
May 23, 2016  |  Discuss

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April 14, 2016  |  Discuss

It’s an Easter bunny showdown at Houston Cougars spring practice

The Houston Cougars are coming off a wildly-successful college football season that ended with a conference championship and a victory over Florida State in the Peach Bowl. Now the Cougs are being thought of as a potential playoff-caliber team heading to the 2016 season. With the bar raised for Tom Herman’s team, they are still finding ways to lighten things up this spring. For...
Via The Comeback
March 25, 2016  |  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
February 10, 2016  |  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

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