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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
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Pollard leads Houston over South Florida 72-55

HOUSTON (AP) Devonta Pollard had 18 points, 10 rebounds and tied a career-mark with five steals to help Houston roll to a 72-55 victory over South Florida on Sunday, snapping its six-game losing streak. Pollard was 4 of 13 from the field and made 10 of 13 free throws. LeRon Barnes scored 15 and Wes VanBeck added 12, all from long range. Jherrod Stiggers chipped in 11 points and...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Video: Breanna Stewart Talks About Incredible Blocked Shot

Late in the first half of their blowout win over the Houston Cougars, UConn Huskies forward Breanna Stewart came up with an incredible block on the layup attempt by Houston’s Marche’ Amerson. The post Video: Breanna Stewart Talks About Incredible Blocked Shot appeared first on Sox and Dawgs.
Via Sox and Dawgs
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Photos-WBB: UConn Huskies vs Houston Cougars – 2/17/15

Here is a photo gallery from the UConn women’s basketball game versus the Houston Cougars at the XL Center on February 17, 2015. The UConn Huskies beat Houston 85-26. To see full size picture or slide show, please click on image(mobile/tablet users: to scroll through photos, you can swipe left or right; to remove caption, tap photo.) ...
Via Sox and Dawgs
13 days ago  |  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
13 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
25 days ago  |  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
26 days ago  |  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

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

Armed Forces Bowl: ‘Exciting Opportunity’ to Have Houston Cougars

Just about every bowl projection on in the internet has the Houston Cougars playing in the Armed Forces Bowl on January 2. We got the opportunity to speak with Armed Forces Bowl Executive Director Brant Ringler to talk about the bowl game and the possibility of the Coogs going back to Fort Worth, Texas, for […] The post Armed Forces Bowl: ‘Exciting Opportunity’ to Have Houston...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 06, 2014  |  Discuss

What Can the Houston Cougars Accomplish in Cincinnati?

It may seem like a strange question to ask, but what difference does Saturday’s game at Cincinnati make in Houston’s season? At the beginning of the year this game was seen as one that could have conference championship implications. It certainly could have cemented the Cougars’ position as a team that will be a force moving […] The post What Can the Houston Cougars Accomplish...
Via AAC Football Fever
December 04, 2014  |  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

What to Look for from the Houston Cougars Against Tulsa

When the editors at AACFootballFever.com put out this week’s assignment sheet, today’s article was “What to Look for from the Houston Cougars Against Tulsa.” At first, I wondered what they had against me. Or maybe they just wanted to issue a huge challenge. Because if anyone knows what to expect from the Coogs this week, […] The post What to Look for from the Houston Cougars...
Via AAC Football Fever
November 20, 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 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

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

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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