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Houston outlasts crosstown-rival Rice 59-48

HOUSTON (AP) LeRon Barnes scored 13 points and had six rebounds to lead Houston to a 59-48 win over crosstown-rival Rice on Wednesday night. Mikhail McLean, a senior, had a career-high 14 points on 7-of-9 shooting and Danrad Knowles added 10 points and seven rebounds for the Cougars (8-12). Jherrod Stiggers, leading Houston with 15.3 points per game, was held to seven points after...
Via AP on Fox
1 day ago  |  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
14 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
17 days ago  |  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
17 days ago  |  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
19 days ago  |  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
22 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  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
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Houston pulls off comeback of bowl season vs. Pitt in Armed Forces

Trailing Pitt 31-6 at the start of the fourth quarter, it seemed as if Houston might be better off leaving early and beat the traffic out of Fort Worth, Texas. But the Cougars -- interim head coach and all -- had other plans, scoring four touchdowns in the final 11 minutes to pull off the comeback of bowl season. The feat required quite the laundry list. Let's begin with the two...
Via Fox Sports
27 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Herman introduced as Houston football coach

HOUSTON (AP) Tom Herman said he embraces the challenge of the Houston Cougars when he was introduced as their new football coach, but first he paid tribute to his former boss and mentor, Ohio State football coach Urban Meyer. At an introductory news conference Friday, Herman said Meyer taught him the importance of competing every day in everything, the importance of a coach earning...
Via AP on Fox
December 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Ohio State OC Tom Herman Expected To Be Hired By Houston Cougars

Tom Herman is expected to be hired as the Houston Cougars' new head coach.
Via Gamedayr
December 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Will Muschamp Interviewed For University Of Houston Job

Will Muschamp has reportedly interviewed for the head coaching position with the Houston Cougars.
Via Gamedayr
December 12, 2014  |  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

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 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

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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