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Herman Brings Championship Pedigree to Houston Cougars

The Houston Cougars have been known to jump start head coaching careers. Just remember Kevin Sumlin before he was manning college station, he was the head guy in Houston. Before Sumlin, Baylor head coach Art Briles was the head man at Houston and both left their imprint on the Cougars program, but have now went on to greener pastures. Following four years of Tony Levine, the Cougars...
Via The Front Office News
7 days ago  |  Discuss

4-Star WR Tyrie Cleveland Releases A Loaded Top 10 List On Twitter

Houston native Tyrie Cleveland is a four-star wide receiver ranked No. 13 nationally at his position, according to 247Sports‘ composite rankings. Naturally, he has plenty of very good college offers, and dropped an impressive top ten list on Twitter tonight. Outside of the hometown Houston Cougars, they are all prominent power conference programs. God is good pic.twitter.com/TYuGK4r3uk...
Via College Spun
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NCAA Baseball Tournament: Houston Regional Preview

The Houston Regional is unique in that there are actually three teams from Houston playing in the four-team pool. The Houston Cougars are the host, but joining them are the Rice Owls and Houston Baptist Huskies. The non-Houston team is 3-seed Louisiana-Lafayette. At 42-18, the Cougars won the American Conference regular season championship, but lost to East Carolina in the AAC Championship...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars 2015 Preview and Prediction

Tom Herman enters his first season as a head coach accustomed to expectations. After winning a national championship as Ohio State’s offensive...
Via Athlon Sports
May 28, 2015  |  Discuss

Drake Drops By Houston Football Offices For No Known Reason

Music artist Drake stopped by the football offices of the Houston Cougars for some reason no one knows about.
Via Gamedayr
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

PHOTO: Drake Jumping on the Houston Cougars Band Wagon?

It has been a long time since the Houston Cougars have been considered truly relevant in college football. However, with the talent they have on the roster and new head coach Tom Herman (former Ohio State offensive coordinator) leading the charge hopes are high. It showed in the recent commitments of five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver and some other top notch recruits.If some recruits...
Via FatManWriting
May 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Dixie Wooten III Commits to Houston Over A&M, Others

Three-star offensive lineman and class of 2016 recruit Dixie Wooten III, out of Houston’s Lamar High School, has committed to join the University of Houston Cougars. The news was broken on Wooten’s page on 247 Sports and again very excitedly on the blog “Cardiac Coogs.” Even more amazing is that Wooten, who stands 6’3″ and weighs in at 317 pounds, chose Houston over...
Via Campus Sports Net
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

5-Star Defensive Tackle Ed Oliver Stuns The Nation With Houston Commitment

Five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver stunned the nation with his commitment to the Houston Cougars.
Via Gamedayr
May 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Tom Herman, Houston gain verbal commitment from five-star DT

We don’t cover recruiting very much, but sometimes there are things that happen in the world of recruiting that are hard to ignore. Verbal commitments aren’t set in stone but yesterday new head coach Tom Herman and the Houston Cougars got one from the number two ranked player in the state of Texas. 5-Star DT Ed Oliver chose the Cougars over other in-state powers Texas, Texas...
Via The Student Section
May 22, 2015  |  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
April 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

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

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

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

Houston’s Series With Oklahoma Shows Shift in CFB Scheduling

The future of scheduling in college football is changing. And those changes will likely lead to huge opportunities for the Houston Cougars. Wednesday, Houston announced a home-at-home series with the University of Oklahoma. The Sooners will come to Houston in 2016 to open the season at NRG Stadium, and the Cougars will return the favor by going to Norman in 2019. .@UHCougarFB announces...
Via AAC Football Fever
September 10, 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

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

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

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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