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SQ American Athletic Conference Preview

The college football season is less than a month away from kicking off, and most teams have already begun their fall camps. And just in time for the regular season, our writers have cooked up previews for all of the conferences in the FBS. We last covered the Mountain West, and today we will take a look at the American Athletic Conference.What Happened in 2014:Conference Co-Champions...
Via The Sports Quotient
16 days ago  |  Discuss

7 Gang of Five Heisman Trophy Candidates

Earlier this week, we provided a list of Heisman Trophy candidates for the SEC and Pac-12. But what about the “Gang of Five” conferences? Is there anyone from outside the Power 5 leagues that has a chance at winning college football’s highest honor? It’s certainly possible. Sure, the “Big Boy” conferences get all of the press, but it wouldn’t be unprecedented for...
Via Bloguin Best
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Seven 'gang of five' conferences Heisman Trophy candidates

Earlier this week, we provided a list of Heisman Trophy candidates for the SEC and Pac-12. But what about the “Gang of Five” conferences? Is there anyone from outside the Power 5 leagues that has a chance at winning college football’s highest honor? It’s certainly possible. Sure, the “Big Boy” conferences get all of the press, but it wouldn’t be unprecedented...
Via The Student Section
July 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 38 — Houston

Houston Cougars2014 Record: 8-5 overall, 5-3 AAC (won bowl game) Burning Question: Can Tom Herman Lead the Cougars to an AAC Title? The Houston Cougars have had pretty good luck over the last decade when it comes to selecting new coaches to take over their program. First, it was current Baylor head coach Art Briles, who led the Cougars to four bowl games from 2003-2007, erasing...
Via Bloguin Best
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Bloguin Top 50: No. 38 — Houston

Houston Cougars2014 Record: 8-5 overall, 5-3 AAC (won bowl game) Burning Question: Can Tom Herman Lead the Cougars to an AAC Title? The Houston Cougars have had pretty good luck over the last decade when it comes to selecting new coaches to take over their program. First, it was current Baylor head coach Art Briles, who led the Cougars to four bowl games from 2003-2007, erasing...
Via The Student Section
July 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Players to watch in the American Athletic Conference

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to start weekly our college football roundtables. Today we start our conversation on the American Athletic Conference. TSS Associate Editor Terry Johnson joins staff writer Kevin Causey and special rotating guest in our weekly roundtables discussing all things college football. Previously, we’ve discussed the Sun Belt Conference...
Via Bloguin Best
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Players to watch in the American Athletic Conference

It’s Wednesday and that means it’s time to start weekly our college football roundtables. Today we start our conversation on the American Athletic Conference. TSS Associate Editor Terry Johnson joins staff writer Kevin Causey and special rotating guest in our weekly roundtables discussing all things college football. Previously, we’ve discussed the Sun Belt Conference...
Via The Student Section
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

The 4 Levels of UConn’s 2015 Schedule

In Year Two of the Civil Conflict rivalry, it’s important for UConn Football to ride this mid-summer buzz and keep the momentum going for the next #(check the clock) of days. While it’s fun(ny) that UConn’s rivalry is a topic of peak offseason football, the conflict begins now with a preview of their 12-game schedule tiered from most winnable to automatic loss in four levels...
Via AAC Football Fever
June 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Keep an Eye on These Houston Cougars

Your eyes are not deceiving you. The calendar says June. You are enjoying the summer; the cookouts, the swimming pools, your kid’s little league game. You probably aren’t thinking, much, about college football. Oh but that isn’t stopping some of the pundits in this 24/7/365 world from getting an early start at forecasting a season that doesn’t start for about three months...
Via AAC Football Fever
June 10, 2015  |  Discuss

Words of Wisdom for Houston: ‘Alright, Alright, Alright’

Alright, alright, alright. Ah the simplicity of Matthew McConaughey in the cult classic Dazed and Confused. And even though he didn’t stay the same age, that became a catch phrase for the Texas-born actor that took him all the way to the stage to accept the Academy Award for, wait for it, Best Actor. Sure enough, McConaughey also used that line during his commencement speech at...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 20, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston Cougars: Players to Watch in 2015

The old saying is “April showers bring May flowers”, but April also brings spring football to a close across the country. For fans of the Houston Cougars that means the final chance to see the changes new head coach Tom Herman is bringing to campus. If you were looking for fireworks during the Cougars’ spring game, you came away disappointed. Neither side had a lot of success...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 06, 2015  |  Discuss

Post-Spring 2015 AAC Power Rankings (Nos. 1-4)

Spring practice is done. finished. Nowhere to be seen. And that makes us sad. Now we have to wait nearly four months to taste live college football action once again. At least us sports writers have plenty of time to soak in all the information we can about the teams we cover so we can make the best predictions for the upcoming season. Well, I’m going to give you a quick disclaimer...
Via AAC Football Fever
May 04, 2015  |  Discuss

How Houston's Tom Herman became a coveted quarterback guru

On the eve of the 2014 season Ohio State lost two-time Big Ten MVP Braxton Miller for the year with a shoulder injury. The news seemed devastating for a team that already had to replace four O-linemen and a 1,000-yard rusher. No matter, Buckeyes offensive coordinator/QB coach Tom Herman turned Miller's understudy, redshirt freshman J.T. Barrett, into a Heisman contender. However...
Via Fox Sports
April 30, 2015  |  Discuss

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
April 29, 2015  |  Discuss

Major Applewhite's road to Houston OC job went through Ohio State

HOUSTON -- Fifteen years ago, he was the cocky, freckle-faced, undersized star QB sparking one of the most storied programs in the game's history. Eight years ago, he was the wunderkind offensive coach rising up the ranks faster than anyone in the business. One year ago, he'd become a ghost in the same town where he had been the beloved hero quarterback. Suddenly, he'd turned into...
Via Fox Sports
April 16, 2015  |  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
April 07, 2015  |  Discuss

AAC News Roundup – April 1

It would be great if there was amazing news on this April 1st, like Cincinnati was headed to the Big 12 or something. Unfortunately all of those headlines would be pranks because of the internt. What aren’t pranks, however, are the news pieces you are about to read. It’s time to catch up on AAC news. BOWL NEWS  The only thing to top UC news is potential bowl news. The AAC is...
Via Bearcats Blog
April 01, 2015  |  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

Way-Too-Early Top 5 AAC Games to Watch in 2015

The American Athletic Conference football schedule for the 2015 season was officially released Thursday, giving fans a glimpse at what’s in store when college football eventually returns a little over six months from now. 2015 is of course a huge year for the AAC, as the conference will be split into two division, East and West, thanks to the addition of Navy. While there’s still...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 20, 2015  |  Discuss

From Small Town to Big Stage: Adam Schulz Could Be Houston’s New Hope

Muskego, Wisconsin, is a town of just under 25,000 people outside of Milwaukee. Pronounced Mus-key-go, this normally quiet town becomes a summer hot spot thanks to three amazing lakes dominating the landscape. Like most places in Wisconsin, Muskego loves its football in the fall. And soon it may be home of the starting quarterback of the Houston Cougars. Adam Schulz is part of head...
Via AAC Football Fever
February 12, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston QB O'Korn tweets he will transfer to Michigan

University of Houston quarterback John O'Korn posted on Twitter that he is transferring to Michigan. O'Korn will have to sit out next season due to NCAA rules and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native was the freshman of the year in the American Athletic Conference in 2013, when he threw for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns. His play fell...
Via AP on Fox
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss

Houston QB O'Korn tweets he will transfer to Michigan

University of Houston quarterback John O'Korn posted on Twitter that he is transferring to Michigan. O'Korn will have to sit out next season due to NCAA rules and will have two seasons of eligibility remaining. The Fort Lauderdale, Florida, native was the freshman of the year in the American Athletic Conference in 2013, when he threw for 3,117 yards and 28 touchdowns. His play fell...
Via Fox Sports Detroit
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

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 Bloguin Best
February 05, 2015  |  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
February 05, 2015  |  Discuss
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