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HOUSTON RUMORS & GOSSIP

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
4 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
16 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
26 days ago  |  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

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

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 The Student Section
February 05, 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

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

Blind 12-year-year old signs letter of intent with Houston Cougars track team (VIDEO)

A 12-year-old girl — who lost her eyesight at a very early age — is one very happy person after she signed a letter-of-intent to run track with her favorite college program. Maycie Gonzalez was the center of attention at the honorary signing with the Houston Cougar Track and Field program inside the Carl Lewis Auditorium on the UH campus Tuesday. Head coach Leroy Burrell...
Via The Other Paper
November 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston Unveils New American Flag-Themed Helmet For BYU Game

Monday, Virginia Tech unveiled a brand new American flag-themed helmet that the Hokies will be wearing this weekend to celebrate Military Appreciation Day. Tuesday, another team followed suit with a similar concept. The Houston Cougars will be donning a new stars and stripes decal on their lids as well – they play against BYU on 9-11. In honor of game at BYU Thursday on 9/11,...
Via College Spun
September 09, 2014  |  Discuss

PICTURE: A Snapshot Of Houston’s Night

The Houston Cougars opened their gleaming new ballpark, TDECU Stadium, Friday night, thinking they would build on a very encouraging 2013 season and smack the Texas-San Antonio Roadrunners. They didn’t. Here was Houston’s night in one photo, courtesy of Austin Atkinson: Down 27-0, a Houston player heads to the stands to text his girlfriend. pic.twitter.com/OlQVkNBuSd — Austin...
Via The Student Section
August 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars New Stadium Not Getting the Welcome Fans Hoped For (so far)

The Houston Cougars are one of a handful of teams debuting a new stadium this season. Like every other team in existence the hope would be to come out guns blazing for the first game in the new digs and dominate whoever was foolish enough to oppose them.So far, during Friday night's game against the UTSA Roadrunners that hasn't happened. Instead the team has put on an impressive...
Via FatManWriting
August 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars Come Up With Pretty Cool Way to Honor Heisman Trophy Winner Andre Ware

The Houston Cougars are one of a handful of teams that are debuting new stadiums this fall. When fans go to the team's home opener they may laugh when they see what they believe to be an error by the grounds crew--the 11-yard line is going to be marked. As it turns out the '11' is there on purpose.Actually, the reason it's there is pretty cool (and likely to get copied by other schools...
Via FatManWriting
August 26, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Houston LB/DL killed serving in Afghanistan

Sergeant 1st Class and former Houston Cougars football player Sam Hairston was killed while serving in the US Army in Afghanistan on Tuesday, when “his unit was engaged by enemy small-arms fire,” the US Department of Defense states. He was 35. "We are deeply saddened by the loss of Sam Hairston and express our greatest condolences to his wife, Tawana, son, Hayden, extended...
Via Fox Sports
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

PHOTO: New Houston Cougars Field is Going to Look Awesome!

The University of Houston is one of a number of college football programs debuting new or renovated stadiums this fall. Recently they turned on the lights for the very first time (very cool), but there was one thing missing--the field.When it is installed this is what it is going to look like.via CBS SportsPersonalizing field graphics has become a pretty big thing these days for...
Via FatManWriting
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Photo: Houston’s New Field Turf Features The City’s Skyline, Team Logo In End Zones

Everyone’s releasing new turf designs today. Earlier, Notre Dame unveiled the design for its much-discussed turf, which replaces natural grass for the first time in program history. How, the AAC’s Houston Cougars have released what their field will look like, and it has some cool flourishes. It’s New Turf Design Wednesday, as Houston also has a new design for the turf at TDECU...
Via College Spun
July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Joey Mbu Interview | Defensive Tackle, Houston

DraftSeason: What is your biggest personal goal on the field entering your Senior year at Houston? Joey Mbu: My biggest personal goal is to be one of the top 3 DT’s in the nation. To do that, I have to be relentless on every play. DraftSeason: What do you feel is your greatest strength and weakness as a defensive lineman? Joey Mbu: Greatest Stength: I think my greatest strength...
Via DraftSeason
June 17, 2014  |  Discuss

No. 40 Houston Cougars season preview

The Houston Cougars did well in their first season in the American Athletic Conference after 18 years in Conference USA. They overcame the challenge of having their toughest schedule in the program's history to date. The Cougars turned things around last year going 8-5 after having a losing season in 2012. Houston rewarded head coach Tony Levine, who is currently the only Jewish...
Via College Football Universe
June 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston Transfer Tashawn Thomas Announces Move To Oklahoma, Will Seek Waiver To Play Immediately

The ripe transfer market continues to bear fruit for the power conferences (and the best of the rest). Houston’s Tashawn Thomas was given his release, with the stipulation that he could not go to another AAC program, or a school in Texas. Instead, he moves one state north to the Big 12 and the Oklahoma Sooners. It’s not a secret anymore, I’m transferring to OU #BoomerSooner...
Via College Spun
May 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Houston coach surprises kicker, mom with scholarship

Houston coach Tony Levine likes to have fun with his players. He's pulled several pranks on his team, including unveiling some hideous alternate uniforms for Halloween last season. Levine also has a funny way of introducing his personality to the Cougars' newcomers. When walk-on kicker Kyle Bullard and his mother visited Levine in his office this month regarding the team...
Via Fox Sports Southwest
April 29, 2014  |  Discuss
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