Hot start carries Houston to 74-58 win over East Carolina

GREENVILLE, N.C. (AP) Rob Gray scored 19 points, Armoni Brooks had 15 and Houston took control early and defeated East Carolina 74-58 on Wednesday night. Wes Van Beck added 13 points on a perfect night of shooting and Damyean Dotson has 12 points and 10 rebounds for the Cougars (13-4, 4-1 American). Gray had 13 points, Brooks - who matched his career high- and Dotson, each had...
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January 11, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston rallies to beat Tulsa 64-61 behind Dotson's 18

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored 18 points with four 3-pointers, Galen Robinson Jr. made the game-winning free throw and blocked a potential game-tying 3-pointer, and Houston rallied to beat Tulsa 64-61 on Wednesday night to win its third straight. After 14 ties and eight lead changes, Houston went up 62-59 after Robinson made two free throws with 25 seconds left. Tulsa closed...
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January 04, 2017  |  Discuss

Houston holds UConn to 12 points in 1st half, wins 62-46

HARTFORD, Conn. (AP) Rob Gray scored 20 points and Houston held UConn to 12 first-half points in a 62-46 victory on Wednesday. Danrad Knowles and Damyean Dotson each added 10 points for the Cougars (10-3), who never trailed in the American Athletic Conference opener for both schools. Houston dominated in the paint, outscoring UConn 26-12. Christian Vital led UConn (5-7) with...
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December 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin says he was ‘very close’ to going to Houston

There have been a few different stories as to how close Lane Kiffin was to getting the Houston job, but the man himself feels he was not far away. Kiffin told Evan Cohen of ESPN Radio West Palm on Tuesday that he was close with both Houston and Florida Atlantic at the same time. “Yeah, we were very close at the same time,” Kiffin said, via Nick Cole of SEC Country. “And there had...
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December 22, 2016  |  Discuss

Dotson, Gray lead Houston over Liberty

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson and Rob Gray scored 22 points each and Houston pulled away from Liberty in the second half to beat the Flames 77-54 on Wednesday night. Dotson added 10 rebounds for his fourth double-double this season and 10th of his career. Gray turned in his seventh 20-point game this season and 14th in his career. Wes Van Beck added 13 points and Danrad Knowles...
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December 21, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston beats UT Rio Grande Valley 83-58

HOUSTON (AP) Damyean Dotson scored a career-high 25 points and grabbed 10 rebounds as Houston beat the University of Texas Rio Grande Valley 83-58 on Saturday night. It was the third double-double in the last four games for Dotson who was 8 of 13 from the field including six 3-pointers for the Cougars (8-2). Rob Gray Jr. added 16 points and five rebounds, Danrad Knowles had 14...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston WR Chance Allen suspended for Las Vegas Bowl for violating curfew

In not so shocking news, a player set to compete in the Las Vegas Bowl violated curfew. Unfortunately for Houston’s Chance Allen, it resulted in being suspended for the team’s bowl game. Houston second-leading receiver Chance Allen suspended for @LasVegasBowl for violation of team rules (curfew violation) pic.twitter.com/KNrKmK8H2O — Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) December 17...
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December 17, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman interested in Houston DC Todd Orlando

Tom Herman has openly shown interest in his former defensive coordinator at Houston, Todd Orlando. Herman, who recently accepted the Texas coaching job and left Houston, was in Houston for an awards banquet on Wednesday and was asked about his interest in hiring Orlando. Herman made it clear he’s interested in Orlando but does not want to get in the way of Orlando preparing for...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 15, 2016  |  Discuss

Top 10 storylines for this weekend’s college football bowl games

Christmas is right around the corner. Most of the nation is covered in a blanket of snow. Yep. College football bowl games are here, and we can’t wait for them to begin. There are five games on the slate this upcoming Saturday. And while the big hitters won’t play for a couple more weeks, there are plenty of reasons to tune into these games as we move into the winter holiday season...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

Texas refused offer in exchange for lowering Herman buyout

The Texas Longhorns were obviously impressed with what Tom Herman was able to do with the Houston football program, but that doesn’t mean they want to schedule a game against their new coach’s former team. On Monday, Houston athletic director Hunter Yuracheck revealed that the Cougars offered Texas a chance to reduce Herman’s $2.5 million buyout by agreeing to play a home-and-home...
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December 13, 2016  |  Discuss

New coach Major Applewhite intends to remain at Houston long-term

Everyone’s favorite feeder school, the Houston Cougars, recently signed their next former head coach. As a resolution to replace coach Tom Herman who left his post to coach at Texas, the Cougars have signed Major Applewhite as the leader of their football program. In recent history, Houston has been one of the premiere places to snag up-and-coming coaching talent. Their last three...
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December 12, 2016

New coach Applewhite vows that he'll be at Houston long-term

HOUSTON (AP) In recent years, Houston has been a stepping stone, a quick stop for up-and-coming coaches on their way to jobs seen as bigger and better. Art Briles was at Houston before leaving for Baylor. Kevin Sumlin started with the Cougars before moving on to Texas A&M, and last month Tom Herman left for Texas after just two seasons with the Cougars. On Monday, Houston introduced...
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December 12, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston regent: Lane Kiffin ‘was not a safe hire’

Lane Kiffin was never as close to the Houston job as it was reported he was. Tilman Fertitta, the chair of Houston’s board of regents, told KILT-AM in Houston on Friday that Kiffin was never that close to getting the job, and the school ultimately saw him as too much of a risk. “Lane Kiffin did not show me anything that Major Applewhite did not show me,” Fertitta told the “Gallant...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 10, 2016  |  Discuss

Lane Kiffin reportedly believed Houston job was his

Houston has officially named its next head football coach, and many of us were shocked to learn that the job did not go to Lane Kiffin. You have to wonder if Kiffin is just as stunned. Dan Wolken of USA Today reported on Thursday that Houston was finalizing plans to hire Kiffin, pending the approval of school president Renu Khator. The report left open the possibility that Khator...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston Promotes Major Applewhite to Head Coach

UH decides to keep their momentum rolling with an internal hire. The University of Houston Cougars have a new head coach. As reported by various outlets this morning, former offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has been promoted to head coach following the departure of Tom Herman to the University of Texas. Applewhite got the nod over reported finalists Lane Kiffin, Les Miles,...
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December 09, 2016

Houston hires Major Applewhite as next head coach

Houston has reached a decision on who will be the school’s next head football coach, and it is not Lane Kiffin. The Cougars announced on Friday that offensive coordinator Major Applewhite has been promoted to head coach. Major Applewhite named as Houston's head coach. He replaces Tom Herman pic.twitter.com/gmjJ3Yx7J0 — Chris Hummer (@chris_hummer) December 9, 2016 The announcement...
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December 09, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Houston wants next coach to have huge buyout clause

The Houston Cougars do not want to lose their next football coach in the same way they lost Tom Herman to Texas. According to ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, the school wants to insert an “excessive” buyout clause in their next coach’s contract to make it difficult or impossible for a quick exit from the school. The finalists for the job are Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin, Houston...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston AD seemingly refutes Kiffin rumors with clever tweet

Rumors are swirling that Lane Kiffin has been unofficially named the next head coach at Houston, but a tweet sent by the school’s athletic director on Thursday morning indicated no decision has been made. Shortly after a report from Dan Wolken of USA Today claimed Kiffin is operating as if the Houston job is his, Cougars AD Hunter Yurachek tweeted the following: pic.twitter.com...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Lane Kiffin to be named next head coach at Houston

Lane Kiffin is reportedly on the verge of being hired as the next head coach at Houston. Two people with knowledge of the situation told Dan Wolken of USA Today that Houston has decided on Kiffin, though the final approval will have to come from university president Renu Khator on Thursday. Wolken notes that Kiffin has been operating under the assumption that the job is his. However...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 08, 2016  |  Discuss

Houston denies report that Art Briles is candidate for coaching position

The Houston Cougars denied that former Baylor coach Art Briles was a candidate for their coaching vacancy. After reports circulated that Briles was on Houston’s shortlist, athletic director Hunter Yurachek issued a statement Saturday stating that he was not under consideration for the position. “Earlier this week Art Briles expressed interest to me regarding the Houston head coach...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 03, 2016  |  Discuss

Prominent Houston booster unloads on Tom Herman

Tom Herman left Houston for the opportunity to lead a much bigger program in the state of Texas, and at least one prominent booster feels the coach acted with no class on his way out the door. Darryl Schroeder, a booster for the Cougars, unloaded on Herman in a Facebook post Thursday afternoon. In his rant, Schroeder claimed Herman promised Houston that he would not leave the school...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 02, 2016  |  Discuss

Report: Kiffin, Miles being considered for Houston job

Houston was unable to convince Tom Herman to turn down the opportunity to coach a huge program like Texas, and that has left the Cougars to consider the possibility of replacing Herman with one of the bigger names in college football. According to a report from ESPN’s Brett McMurphy, former LSU head coach Les Miles and Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin have both emerged...
Via Larry Brown Sports
December 01, 2016  |  Discuss

Cougars moving on in wake of Herman's departure for Texas

HOUSTON (AP) The Houston Cougars are picking up the pieces after coach Tom Herman bolted for Texas this weekend. Interim coach Todd Orlando has taken over to prepare them for their bowl game while the administration looks for a new coach to try and build on the progress Herman made in two seasons. Orlando, who was Houston's defensive coordinator under Herman, thinks the Cougars...
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November 29, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman’s wife continues beef with former Houston radio host

Tom Herman’s wife Michelle got into it with a sports commentator over Twitter Monday for some criticism of her husband. Nick Wright, a former Houston radio personality now with FOX Sports, lobbed this zinger at Herman Monday: . @CoachTomHerman I'll still do lunch, but I'm worried that you'll pick a place, say it's the best, then go to the nicer one up the street. — nick wright...
Via Larry Brown Sports
November 28, 2016  |  Discuss

Tom Herman writes goodbye letter to Houston fans

Houston Cougars football head coach Tom Herman told his players he wasn’t going to leave the team for another school, and then he did. The Texas Longhorns announced that they were parting ways with Charlie Strong on Saturday, and just hours later, we learned that Herman would be taking over for him. Herman, who has strong Texas ties, understands the passion that fans in that state...
Via The Sports Daily
November 27, 2016  |  Discuss
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