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HTown2ATX
11-20-2011, 09:47 PM
Anyone see the BCS show tonight and where the Coogs rank now? I checked Foxsports.com but must not be updated yet as we are still #11.....

HTown2ATX
11-20-2011, 09:48 PM
#8 in the BCS.

Nevermind my above post....#8!!!!

:jam:

SAMURAITEXAN
11-20-2011, 10:45 PM
#8, isn't this the highest ever ranked by Coogs?

Go Coogs!!!

gwallaia
11-21-2011, 09:24 AM
#8 is the highest BSC ranking.

Coogs were ranked #3 in the AP Poll back in 1990.

Lucky
11-21-2011, 09:32 AM
#8 is the highest BSC ranking.

Coogs were ranked #3 in the AP Poll back in 1990.
That was before the Coogs were routed in Memorial Stadium by the Horns. I was there in the UT student section wearing my Cougar red hoodie. Brutal would be an understatement.

gwallaia
11-21-2011, 10:00 AM
That was before the Coogs were routed in Memorial Stadium by the Horns. I was there in the UT student section wearing my Cougar red hoodie. Brutal would be an understatement.

I was at that game as well. I think the final score was something like 45-24.

b0ng
11-21-2011, 11:42 AM
If they win out and go win in a BCS bowl that has to be one of the greatest single seasons in UH history right?

Lucky
11-21-2011, 11:46 AM
I was at that game as well. I think the final score was something like 45-24.
Really, that game was the end of a great era. Jenkins couldn't pull the team together the following season.

If they win out and go win in a BCS bowl that has to be one of the greatest single seasons in UH history right?
Just getting to the BCS bowl would be one of the greatest ever. An amazing achievement in an era where the odds are stacked against the mid-majors. And UH is a mid-major.

gwallaia
11-21-2011, 12:00 PM
Really, that game was the end of a great era. Jenkins couldn't pull the team together the following season.



The dark days of Kim Helton were soon to follow. Kim Helton nearly killed UH football.

76Texan
11-21-2011, 12:30 PM
And while I realize Keenum is having one of the greatest seasons ever for a college QB, there were some things that I saw from him Saturday that bothered me. I thought Keenum was too quick to pull down the ball and run in more than a few instances. Pass 40x per game, and you will take some hits no matter the protection. He may be starting to feel some of those. Sumlin might consider getting him out on rollouts more often, though he took his biggest hits outside the pocket against the Ponies.

I rewatched the game, and I really don't see Keenum being too quick to pull up and run.

There were a few designed runs and there were other occasions where he knew where the blitz comes from and that the receiver(s) covered.

texanhead08
11-21-2011, 01:06 PM
Cougars finished #4 in 1979 and I think #6 in 1976 so this isn't their best ranking ever. They were #3 before that game in Austin in 1990 and both #1 and #2 lost that day. This is the highest BCS ranking they have had though.

Showtime100
11-21-2011, 05:44 PM
Cougars finished #4 in 1979 and I think #6 in 1976 so this isn't their best ranking ever. They were #3 before that game in Austin in 1990 and both #1 and #2 lost that day. This is the highest BCS ranking they have had though.

Thanks man. You saved me some research because I thought they were ranked higher in the late '70's but didn't have any numbers off the top of my head. :smiliedance:

In refernce to the Jenkins era coming down I think the Miami game the next year (40-10 Miami, I think) was the one that brought the Cougars run and shoot down more than anything.

gary
11-21-2011, 06:49 PM
Any chance they move into the top five in the nation?

No chance.Never say never.

texanhead08
11-21-2011, 10:03 PM
Never say never.


Its amazing they have gotten to #8. UH started this season unranked.

texanhead08
11-21-2011, 10:11 PM
I looked it up and I was a little off in those rankings.Here is a list of the years UH finished the season ranked and the records in those years.
1966 8-2 #17
1967 7-3 #19
1968 6-2-2 #20
1969 9-2 #16
1970 8-3 #19
1971 9-3 #17
1973 11-1 #13
1974 8-3-1 #19
1976 10-2 #4
1978- 9-3 #11
1979 11-1 #5
1989 9-2 #14
1990 10-1 #12

Showtime100
11-21-2011, 10:25 PM
I looked it up and I was a little off in those rankings.Here is a list of the years UH finished the season ranked and the records in those years.
1966 8-2 #17
1967 7-3 #19
1968 6-2-2 #20
1969 9-2 #16
1970 8-3 #19
1971 9-3 #17
1973 11-1 #13
1974 8-3-1 #19
1976 10-2 #4
1978- 9-3 #11
1979 11-1 #5
1989 9-2 #14
1990 10-1 #12

Yeah, the '78 ranking at #11 was after the coldest day I've ever experienced on so many levels, when Houston played Joe Montana and ND in the Cotton Bowl. Holy crap that was the coldest I've ever been.

gary
11-22-2011, 09:19 AM
Nothing is impossible.

SAMURAITEXAN
11-28-2011, 03:04 AM
#6 BCS ranking!!!

Go Coogs!!!

HTown2ATX
11-28-2011, 08:09 AM
Dude.....#6

:jam: :htown2atx:

texanhead08
11-28-2011, 04:05 PM
I can't wait till Saturday. This weekend is going to be a dream for a football fan.

Saturday: Watch UH punch their Sugar Bowl ticket
Sunday: Watch the Texans vs Falcons

gwallaia
11-28-2011, 04:16 PM
I can't wait till Saturday. This weekend is going to be a dream for a football fan.

Saturday: Watch UH punch their Sugar Bowl ticket
Sunday: Watch the Texans vs Falcons

Yep. My weekend is booked solid with football.

TexanDave
11-28-2011, 04:20 PM
Yep. My weekend is booked solid with football.

My weekend is booked too.

gwallaia, have you got your tickets for Saturday already?

gwallaia
11-28-2011, 04:24 PM
I purchased my season ticket locations Friday. I have not received them in the mail yet.

TexanDave
11-28-2011, 04:36 PM
I purchased my season ticket locations Friday. I have not received them in the mail yet.

I purchased my season ticket location also on Friday but I also bought 5 extra. I was worried how those extras would be allocated so I went out to the ticket office on Sunday morning to pick up my tickets and parking pass.
They could not give me my extra tickets at that time because they were waiting for the 5pm Monday deadline that season ticket holders had to buy their seats. Then on Tuesday, they will let people who bought extra know if they got their seats and the location.

Did you see the pictures of the lines of students picking up their tickets today?

LonerATO
11-28-2011, 04:38 PM
I waited almost 4 hours this morning to get my tickets, the line was unreal today.

gwallaia
11-28-2011, 04:47 PM
Yeah, I saw the pics. Heard a couple of the players were there passing out donuts to everyone in line.

TexanDave
11-28-2011, 04:51 PM
Yeah, I saw the pics. Heard a couple of the players were there passing out donuts to everyone in line.

Yeah, I saw a pic of Justin Johnson giving out donuts to the students and I heard Michael Hayes was there too.

Also, I sent you a PM about a possible issue with tickets being mailed out. I hope that doesn't affect your tickets.

SAMURAITEXAN
11-28-2011, 05:58 PM
If I was in Houston, I would be on the line to purchase tickets as well. A perfect season, GOOOOOO CCCCOOOOOOOOOOOOGGGGGSSS!!!!

Go Coogs!!!

BeerTastesLikeVictory
11-29-2011, 06:52 PM
A ticket fell into my lap today, can't friggin wait. I'm tempted to start tailgating tomorrow. It cool enough outside Ill probably never have to freshen up the ice in the beer cooler until after the game.

texanhead08
11-29-2011, 11:14 PM
Picked up my tickets at the basketball game tonight. Its going to be such an awesome atmosphere Saturday. I might be a nervous wreck by the time kickoff rolls around.

Say Watt
11-30-2011, 12:15 AM
Is there any chance at all there is anyone that has two tickets they'd be willing to sell for a reasonable price? As a Cougar alum, I'd love to see this game.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 11:05 AM
Gametime!!

It's on.

http://i141.photobucket.com/albums/r65/ShowtimeN15580/Sports%20Logos/untitled-2.png

NitroGSXR
12-03-2011, 11:25 AM
Awesome to see it on local TV here in Austin. That stadium is packed! I have been to tons of Cougar games and never seen it like that. I wish I was with my SigEp boys. We used to have a swimming pool at our tailgates. I am sure they are rocking it today.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 12:02 PM
7-0 So Miss, but Houston has missed two sure TD's plus playing into a strong wind. Not worried.....yet.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 12:09 PM
7-0 So Miss, but Houston has missed two sure TD's plus playing into a strong wind. Not worried.....yet.

May be time to start worrying. I know the Coogs have tended to start slowly but right now they look flat out terrible. Field position is killing them as are dumb penalties and missed opportunities for big plays.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 12:12 PM
May be time to start worrying. I know the Coogs have tended to start slowly but right now they look flat out terrible. Field position is killing them as are dumb penalties and missed opportunities for big plays.

But the big plays are there. Plus, questionable officiating and I'm being nice about that part. I'm just glad the game is only a quarter old...lol.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 12:13 PM
14-0 now. Keenum had a really bad play where he took a very bad sack as opposed to throwing it away when he had the chance. Not a good decision which may have led to 7 additional points for So. Miss.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 12:15 PM
14-0 now. Keenum had a really bad play where he took a very bad sack as opposed to throwing it away when he had the chance. Not a good decision which may have led to 7 additional points for So. Miss.

Yeah, that really was a horrible decision on his part.

disaacks3
12-03-2011, 12:16 PM
14-0, but coogs in good position for FG/TD now. Looks like the Offense may have finally woken up.

FirstTexansFan
12-03-2011, 12:16 PM
Anyone got a link so I can see the game while at work?

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 12:21 PM
Anyone got a link so I can see the game while at work?

Try this, I hope that works (it should)

http://www.firstrowsports.tv/sport/american-football.html

disaacks3
12-03-2011, 12:22 PM
TD Coogs, we've got a game now.

FirstTexansFan
12-03-2011, 12:23 PM
Try this, I hope that works (it should)

http://www.firstrowsports.tv/sport/american-football.html

MSR! Thanks man!

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 12:24 PM
Getting back to that sack against Keenum, I think that's an area where the NFL will chew him up. He simply won't have the options with the big boys he usually does in college.

disaacks3
12-03-2011, 12:32 PM
The beast has awakened...tie game.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 12:52 PM
21-14 So Miss at the half. I'll take it.

SAMURAITEXAN
12-03-2011, 12:56 PM
Go Coogs!!!

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 12:58 PM
I still have a lot of faith. The Cougars have played a number of one-half games this year and they're capable of scoring in 10-12 minutes what most teams take all day to put up. They look a little flat today but that can change in an instant (and has more than once)

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 01:17 PM
The rumor mill is heavy Sumlin is heading to Ag 'Em GiggyLand. I freaking thought so when Sherman got the boot.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:22 PM
Carrier held on to one -- good sign for the second half.

Mr. White
12-03-2011, 01:25 PM
Punt blocked for score. USM up 28-14 :wadepalm:

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 01:26 PM
Now I'm beginning to sweat. Blocked-6 for So Miss. 28-14.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 01:26 PM
The Cougars are just walking around flat. They look slow and Case is holding that ball too long. I think they're all thinking about Sumlin leaving. Wild speculation I know but this week has felt weird from the moment those rumors started.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Is it me or do the Coog runners seem to be slipping a lot?

SAMURAITEXAN
12-03-2011, 01:27 PM
Doesn't look good.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:29 PM
The Cougars are just walking around flat. They look slow and Case is holding that ball too long. I think their all thinking about Sumlin leaving. Wild speculation I know but this week has felt weird from the moment those rumors started.

I wouldn't be surprised if they let their ranking go to their head a little. They may have looked past So. Miss and were thinking about how they would play in their BCS game.

Sumlin needs to get his boys focused and remember that they cannot sleep walk this game. They need to get at least a win and if possible a double digit win.

Dan B.
12-03-2011, 01:33 PM
awful throw by Keenum

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 01:33 PM
What's up, Case?

SAMURAITEXAN
12-03-2011, 01:34 PM
Int!

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:34 PM
I wouldn't be surprised if they let their ranking go to their head a little. They may have looked past So. Miss and were thinking about how they would play in their BCS game.

Sumlin needs to get his boys focused and remember that they cannot sleep walk this game. They need to get at least a win and if possible a double digit win.
They still have time to pull it out, but even if they do they'll wind up in the BCS game with the last at-large pick. After what we've seen so far I don't see any BCS team selecting them if they don't have to.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:34 PM
Ooh. That could come back to haunt them. An endzone INT is a huge turnover.

I like that if So. Miss wins, they cost the conference $17 million!!!

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Ooh. That could come back to haunt them. An endzone INT is a huge turnover.

I like that if So. Miss wins, they cost the conference $17 million!!!

NOW, UH MUST get a TD right here.

Dan B.
12-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Lolz there's the UH I've been watching all year. Let's go Case!

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:35 PM
Wow, that was a huge pick. Could be a game changer if the Coogs come back here.

EVOLVIST
12-03-2011, 01:36 PM
Now how about just running the ball in instead of worrying about that trophy?

Edit: What did I tell ya? :)

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:36 PM
They still have time to pull it out, but even if they do they'll wind up in the BCS game with the last at-large pick. After what we've seen so far I don't see any BCS team selecting them if they don't have to.

Maybe. If UH struggles to win against So. Miss, the voters may drop them out of the auto BCS big and give it to someone else.

Dan B.
12-03-2011, 01:37 PM
Maybe. If UH struggles to win against So. Miss, the voters may drop them out of the auto BCS big and give it to someone else.

Well, at least USM is ranked.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:38 PM
Maybe. If UH struggles to win against So. Miss, the voters may drop them out of the auto BCS big and give it to someone else.

Maybe -- but it would seem only Boise would have a chance there. They are at home against a New Mexico team which is worse than putrid, so I'd expect them to try to pour on 60-70 points to make a statement about their BCS standing. That has certainly worked for Bob Stoops in the past.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 01:38 PM
Could I get an EMT please??

On a different note, I don't think Dan Patrick and Craig James did their homework on Houston, especially Patrick. Talking like it was 4-down territory a few minutes back. Just my observation.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:42 PM
One thing UH is consistently doing well is stopping that wide outside run. They just need to start stopping the inside runs and off tackle stuff.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:43 PM
Maybe -- but it would seem only Boise would have a chance there. They are at home against a New Mexico team which is worse than putrid, so I'd expect them to try to pour on 60-70 points to make a statement about their BCS standing.

That's the thing: teams like UH and Boise not only have to win but win Big. If UH loses or wins small and Boise State gets a small win, look for K State to jump into the BCS conversation.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 01:43 PM
The defense had better wake the hell up

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:44 PM
Could I get an EMT please??

On a different note, I don't think Dan Patrick and Craig James did their homework on Houston, especially Patrick. Talking like it was 4-down territory a few minutes back. Just my observation.

They were talking about 4th down territory in the 1st quarter. The comment was "its the championship game." I tuned the volume off and am just watching the game on mute.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 01:45 PM
Need another turnover right now

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:47 PM
Watching the UH run defense on that drive made me feel like I was watching a Colts game.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 01:47 PM
Just no defense whatsoever. Disgusted and baffled that they can be this good on one side of the ball and so completely useless on the other side.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 01:47 PM
They were talking about 4th down territory in the 1st quarter. The comment was "its the championship game." I tuned the volume off and am just watching the game on mute.

Yeah, understood. I was thinking a few minutes back then they suggested time was running short. I wish I could get a radio feed here...lol.

Crap, Houston needs two again. I think they can do it, but I hate this.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:50 PM
Watching the UH run defense on that drive made me feel like I was watching a Colts game.

I was thinking the same thing. The UH D seems to play really well when they can attack and have a big lead. They appear less formidable when they have to sit back a little and contain.

Dutchrudder
12-03-2011, 01:51 PM
Just no defense whatsoever. Disgusted and baffled that they can be this good on one side of the ball and so completely useless on the other side.

Seems like Sumlin will fit in just fine at A&M...

This defense is hard to watch. I've only watched 2 UoH games this year, but wow this is awful.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:52 PM
And a fumble, but wasn't it out of bounds?

Dutchrudder
12-03-2011, 01:53 PM
And a fumble, but wasn't it out of bounds?

I know in the NFL you can't be out of bounds and touch a ball. It is dead if a player does that. Remember the Ryan Moats goalline fumble against Indy in 2009. I think it's the same thing in college.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:53 PM
BTW, can I say how much I hate the stiff arm? Apparently its ok for a runner to grab the facemask but a defender can't?! BS I say!

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 01:55 PM
Seems like Sumlin will fit in just fine at A&M...

This defense is hard to watch. I've only watched 2 UoH games this year, but wow this is awful.

His play calling is.....different. Like he's feeling people in the press box. The wind is a factor, I understand, but it's still different.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:55 PM
BTW, can I say how much I hate the stiff arm? Apparently its ok for a runner to grab the facemask but a defender can't?! BS I say!

I've never understood why a ball carrier can legally smack a defender in the head with a stiff arm and it's a 15 yard penalty for anyone else.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 01:56 PM
Turn out the lights, the party's over...

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 01:56 PM
Seems like Sumlin will fit in just fine at A&M...

This defense is hard to watch. I've only watched 2 UoH games this year, but wow this is awful.

I hate to say it but you are right. This is just plain ugly.

Dutchrudder
12-03-2011, 01:58 PM
After that touchdown...

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr14/themishkin/GIFs/AS60d.gif

Imma gonna go play COD...

EllisUnit
12-03-2011, 01:58 PM
why does sumlin keep trying to run it on 3rd and short, our running game has gone no where all day. He is calling a bad game

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 02:02 PM
The UH players look defeated. They have negagtive body language and look like they just want to go back in the locker room. In contrast look at So. MIss. They are running, jumping, and have positive body language.

UH needs a turnover and get a quick TD to restore some confidence.

EllisUnit
12-03-2011, 02:02 PM
This shows that houston has had an easy schedule, and should not be ranked #6.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 02:02 PM
why does sumlin keep trying to run it on 3rd and short, our running game has gone no where all day. He is calling a bad game

He's showing the Ag's what a conventional game he can call....lol.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:03 PM
You'd think UH was the only team facing a stiff wind. It doesn't seem to be hurting the USM special teams much but it's killed the UH special teams.

And USM receivers are making great catches and UH receivers are dropping ones right into their hands.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:04 PM
He's showing the Ag's what a conventional game he can call....lol.

And the team seems to be hoping to stop the Aggies from calling.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 02:07 PM
UH better get its head together fast. It's not looking good in this game, but if they lose big, they could really plummet in rankings and get a much worse bowl game. If they lose badly they may wind up in the Liberty Bowl or worse.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:08 PM
UH better get its head together fast. It's not looking good in this game, but if they lose big, they could really plummet in rankings and get a much worse bowl game. If they lose badly they may wind up in the Liberty Bowl or worse.

Perhaps no one likes this more than Michigan. They're at #16 and need help in getting more teams to drop below them so they will rise in the standings enough to get a BCS bid. Unless UH fixes this in the last 15 minutes, they would seem to be one team Michigan will leapfrog.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 02:10 PM
I want Michigan. I haven't forgotten not only the game, but what happened afterward with the OSU scouting report courtesy of Michigan.

Doppelganger
12-03-2011, 02:12 PM
Perhaps no one likes this more than Michigan. They're at #16 and need help in getting more teams to drop below them so they will rise in the standings enough to get a BCS bid. Unless UH fixes this in the last 15 minutes, they would seem to be one team Michigan will leapfrog.

I see k State jumping into the BCS over Michigan. K State is #11.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:13 PM
I see k State jumping into the BCS over Michigan. K State is #11.
I think K-State is a lock for an at large bid if they win today. But if Michigan finishes in the top 14, I think BCS bowls would want to take Michigan over K-State for the at large bid. K-State would still get a bid, but I think Michigan would be selected first, being more of a "marquee" program.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 02:21 PM
Did anybody get a feel for how much Sumlin REALLY thought about punting on that 4th down??

I'll tell you, if he even THOUGHT about it the contract to A&M is all but signed.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:24 PM
I think the Keenum for Heisman train has left the station. He's been decent, but this may be the first time a lot of folks really watch a lot of him. And he is taking too many terrible, avoidable sacks.

The drops have hurt him, but even if you account for those as good passes and not his fault it hasn't been a terribly impressive day.

Don't even think he'll be going to New York after this one.

EllisUnit
12-03-2011, 02:27 PM
i would say this game is just about over, there goes 17 million for conference USA, and Houstons chance at a BCS bowl game

TexanSam
12-03-2011, 02:32 PM
Maybe all the hype surrounding the team just went to their heads. Still a great season by UH but it would have been awesome to see them in a BCS bowl.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 02:32 PM
So....12-1? We all good with that? 12-1 sound good?

That's what we're looking at here. Without a defense this team was just going to cruise on into a BCS bowl and take a giant dump all over itself. The older I get the more I want to see defense played well. When I was younger I wanted an offense that scored a lot of points all the time in the teams I followed. Not as much since really about 1993. I want defense and without having it to compliment the other side all those stats and points just don't really matter. Halfway through this season I was starting to think that the Cougars defense was coming around. They seemed to be making strides in their 3-4. Today shows me that they may have been getting better but they still have no real talent over there. One or two guys and that's it. I don't get how you can recruit an offense that can do all of these things and can't find players on the other side.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 02:33 PM
i would say this game is just about over, there goes 17 million for conference USA, and Houstons chance at a BCS bowl game

If CUSA were still a conference that might matter and some calls (that did not effect the outcome) might have gone the other way.

EllisUnit
12-03-2011, 02:35 PM
If CUSA were still a conference that might matter and some calls (that did not effect the outcome) might have gone the other way.

Keenum's Heisman hopes also went out the window as well. well its over.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 02:40 PM
Yeah, not much more to say than that. Total trainwreck today. You know what I think???

GO TEXANS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

:cry2:

Kgbmedic
12-03-2011, 02:42 PM
Keenum's Heisman hopes also went out the window as well. well its over.

I know what you mean however, I don't think he had a chance even if he had blown this one out. The way the media has been falling all over luck and RIII.

mariowillshine15
12-03-2011, 02:44 PM
How did Southern Miss lose to Marshall and UAB? They're pretty damn good.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:46 PM
I know what you mean however, I don't think he had a chance even if he had blown this one out. The way the media has been falling all over luck and RIII.

He at least had a decent chance to be one of the finalists who go to New York. I don't think he even gets that now.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 02:48 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UHís Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:51 PM
That Gatorade bath for the coach was old and tired 20 years ago.

TexanSam
12-03-2011, 02:51 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UHís Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

Damn, that was fast.

JCTexan
12-03-2011, 02:55 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UHís Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

It's the stupidity of NCAA Football. A team could be headed to the biggest game in school history and their coach can up and leave them. It happened a few years ago when Cincinnati's coach left for Notre Dame when they were in a BCS Bowl game.

Dutchrudder
12-03-2011, 02:55 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UHís Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

http://i465.photobucket.com/albums/rr14/themishkin/GIFs/DG4Fb.gif

ziggy29
12-03-2011, 02:56 PM
It's the stupidity of NCAA Football. A team could be headed to the biggest game in school history and their coach can up and leave them. It happened a few years ago when Cincinnati's coach left for Notre Dame when they were in a BCS Bowl game.

The bigger the money gets, the harder and harder it gets for a non-elite to break through the ceiling and become a stable and elite program. Between being left out of "power" conferences and losing every coach that builds your program, the game is just rigged to keep the big boys at the top.

mariowillshine15
12-03-2011, 03:04 PM
The bigger the money gets, the harder and harder it gets for a non-elite to break through the ceiling and become a stable and elite program. Between being left out of "power" conferences and losing every coach that builds your program, the game is just rigged to keep the big boys at the top.

Thank goodness for Chris Petersen at Boise State and Gary Patterson at TCU.

They're the only ones who have stuck it out at non big six schools.

Now if they could only get a shot at the title.

Showtime100
12-03-2011, 03:05 PM
Houston did it once with the old SWC, thanks a lot Ann Richards.

Pantherstang84
12-03-2011, 03:14 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UHís Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

More evidence that Bowen Loftin is a moron. Has Kevin Sumlin even won a conference championship? The dude can't win a mid major conference and Loftin wants him to take the A&M football program into the toughest division of the best conference in the country? lol

silentassassin
12-03-2011, 03:14 PM
I've never posted on TT for Coogs(I'm a current student and have followed them since before enrolling a few years ago), I'm pretty down. I'm still proud of what they've accomplished though.

Mr. White
12-03-2011, 03:45 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UHís Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

I figured as much. UH looked just like a team playing for a lame duck.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 03:52 PM
This smells soooooooo freaking bad.

UH’s Sumlin To Be Named Texas A&M Coach Within 24 Hours

LINK (http://houston.cbslocal.com/2011/12/03/university-of-houston-coach-kevin-sumlin-to-named-texas-am-coach-within-24-hours/)

I didn't realize they had the right to talk to him, but I never can get those rules straight.

I was really pissed off but now I'm kinda fine with it. Thanks for keeping the momentum Art Briles generated moving and we'll go find another coach. That coach will get to move into a new stadium and hopefully an AQ conference.

gary
12-03-2011, 03:59 PM
It was still a great season and it stinks to lose the game and then coach Sumlin too. Congratulations to the team and best of luck to them and Mr. Sumlin in the future he turned U of H around I really hate to see him go.

LonerATO
12-03-2011, 04:03 PM
Just got home from the game and I'm more disappointed than mad. I don't understand why they didn't defer to the second half, it was beyond windy at Robertson today.

Pantherstang84
12-03-2011, 04:18 PM
I was really pissed off but now I'm kinda fine with it. Thanks for keeping the momentum Art Briles generated moving and we'll go find another coach. That coach will get to move into a new stadium and hopefully an AQ conference.

On second thought, I'm fine with it too. A&M's freshman year in the SEC will be entertaining.

Say Watt
12-03-2011, 04:48 PM
I have ZERO respect for Kevin Sumlin. I'm an A&M fan (attended there for two years) but also being a UH fan (and graduate), I hope A&M crashes and burns with Sumlin as the head coach. A head coach should not be allowed to ditch his team when they are on track to having the greatest season they have ever had. Just pathetic...

Pantherstang84
12-03-2011, 04:54 PM
I have ZERO respect for Kevin Sumlin. I'm an A&M fan (attended there for two years) but also being a UH fan (and graduate), I hope A&M crashes and burns with Sumlin as the head coach. A head coach should not be allowed to ditch his team when they are on track to having the greatest season they have ever had. Just pathetic...

He's a perfect fit for how they run things over there.

gary
12-03-2011, 05:10 PM
Isn't the choice his to make?

False Start
12-03-2011, 05:13 PM
What a shitty loss. The whole thing with Sumlin, may have taken the wind out of the teams sails, IMO. He wants to coach in the SEC, but cant nut up and win a Conference Championship in CONFERENCE USA! :wadepalm:

Pantherstang84
12-03-2011, 05:20 PM
What a shitty loss. The whole thing with Sumlin, may have taken the wind out of the teams sails, IMO. He wants to coach in the SEC, but cant nut up and win a Conference Championship in CONFERENCE USA! :wadepalm:

Exactly. Dude can't win a championship in a mid major conference, but he is going to lead the Aggies to the SEC promised land? :lol:

ESAD2-14
12-03-2011, 05:27 PM
Isn't the choice his to make?

Yeah it is Gary. I'm thinking that many UH supporters have a bad taste in their mouth from how Briles left 4 years ago. Couple that with the timing of these other colleges performing a coaching hunt just prior to the Coog's biggest game, you get this reaction. I do not blame them (alums/fans) one bit though, to act as if ASU and A&M pursuing Sumlin does not have an effect on the team is wishful thinking. Personally I don't think teams should be able to talk to already employed coaches for jobs until the season is over, after the last bowl game has been played. Until the rules state otherwise it will continue to happen.

After the latest fiasco at A&M I can never look at them the same as in the past. That wholesome, 12th man, underdog, full of integrity, honorable, fightin' farmer facade that A&M has been portraying over the years has just kind of gone to crap over the past few months. Looks like they are just as "evil" as everyone else.

TimeKiller
12-03-2011, 05:28 PM
That's a shame. Pretty classy display by the SMU players at the end there. Sumlin should thank Art Briles and Case Keenum for making him rich.

gary
12-03-2011, 05:29 PM
The whole team just did not play well at all today but overall Sumlin has done a decent job with this team.

SAMURAITEXAN
12-03-2011, 05:57 PM
At least, Coogs gave a good run for BCS!!! Case, you've been great! Thanks for an exciting year!

Go Coogs!!!

gwallaia
12-03-2011, 06:00 PM
If it is revealed that Sumlin interviewed with A&M this week instead of preparing for the biggest game in UH football history, I will have ZERO respect for him and will lose even more respect for the NCAA. This is just what that P.O.S. Art Briles did.

The BCS schools get all the money and can do whatever they want.

This is why I am a NFL fan first and a college football fan second. I love my Coogs and I want them to win but when the rules are not the same for all the teams, and when other schools are allowed to talk to other head coaches during the season it makes it so hard to succeed and keep succeeding.

BeerTastesLikeVictory
12-03-2011, 06:14 PM
If it is revealed that Sumlin interviewed with A&M this week instead of preparing for the biggest game in UH football history, I will have ZERO respect for him and will lose even more respect for the NCAA. This is just what that P.O.S. Art Briles did.

The BCS schools get all the money and can do whatever they want.

This is why I am a NFL fan first and a college football fan second. I love my Coogs and I want them to win but when the rules are not the same for all the teams, and when other schools are allowed to talk to other head coaches during the season it makes it so hard to succeed and keep succeeding.

This. I've enjoyed the ride but I'm pissed right now. The game the means the most and they laid an egg. A midst the A&M talk makes it seem worse at the moment. Maybe it's the booze talking, but it seems UH played its worst football of the year at the same time the Sumlin/A&M speculation is going on. Sometimes I hate being a Houston sports fan, and today is one of those days.

GP
12-03-2011, 06:22 PM
Shame on A&M and shame on Sumlin.

What goes around comes around. I watched a little bit of the game, and the whole team just seemed stuck in the mud and un-inspired. I's sure they knew. Someone, somewhere, probably got wind of it and the whole team knew.

The NCAA should figure out a way to curb this trend.

Speedy
12-03-2011, 06:33 PM
Wow! Went from a possible Sugar Bowl berth to not even getting to the Liberty Bowl to what, some Maxi Pad.com bowl? Typical Houston sports.

Hervoyel
12-03-2011, 06:48 PM
Yeah it is Gary. I'm thinking that many UH supporters have a bad taste in their mouth from how Briles left 4 years ago. Couple that with the timing of these other colleges performing a coaching hunt just prior to the Coog's biggest game, you get this reaction. I do not blame them (alums/fans) one bit though, to act as if ASU and A&M pursuing Sumlin does not have an effect on the team is wishful thinking. Personally I don't think teams should be able to talk to already employed coaches for jobs until the season is over, after the last bowl game has been played. Until the rules state otherwise it will continue to happen.

After the latest fiasco at A&M I can never look at them the same as in the past. That wholesome, 12th man, underdog, full of integrity, honorable, fightin' farmer facade that A&M has been portraying over the years has just kind of gone to crap over the past few months. Looks like they are just as "evil" as everyone else.

"rhythmic slapping sounds"

Not quite as evil as everyone else

BeerTastesLikeVictory
12-03-2011, 06:54 PM
It's 6:52pm and I'm still pissed about the game. Time for another beer.

CretorFrigg
12-03-2011, 07:06 PM
I love college football, but I don't get the BCS system at all...

Who will take Houston's place in the Sugar Bowl now? Southern Mississippi?

Dutchrudder
12-03-2011, 07:18 PM
I love college football, but I don't get the BCS system at all...

Who will take Houston's place in the Sugar Bowl now? Southern Mississippi?

I think Boise State most likely will get an at large bid.

CretorFrigg
12-03-2011, 07:42 PM
I think Boise State most likely will get an at large bid.

So acccording to Yahoo, here's the scenario...

The most direct beneficiary of the Cougars' collapse appears to be Michigan, ranked 16th in the current standings, which will almost certainly be in line for an at-large bid if it moves into the top 14 in the final standings on Sunday night; Houston's loss, along with a loss by Michigan State or Wisconsin in tonight's Big Ten Championship Game, virtually guarantees that the Wolverines will get there as the second choice out of the Big Ten. The last spot could go to any number of contenders, most likely the Big 12 runner-up (either Oklahoma State or Kansas State, depending on how the Cowboys' fare tonight against Oklahoma) or Mountain West champion TCU, which could be in line for an automatic nod if it moves from No. 18 in the current standings to No. 16 in the final version. If that happens, the Horned Frogs will save the big payday for the smaller conferences that Houston's loss threatens to take away.

The last at-large bid almost certainly will not go to the Mountain West runner-up, Boise State, which could finish in the top five and still find itself snubbed thanks to a missed field goal on Nov. 12 that delivered the MWC title to the Horned Frogs. On such margins, millions could change hands.

http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Southern-Miss-just-cost-a-lot-of-people-a-lot-of?urn=ncaaf-wp10973

ESAD2-14
12-03-2011, 08:09 PM
"rhythmic slapping sounds"

Not quite as evil as everyone else

Everyone else as it pertains to big time Texas college programs, not individuals who should be shot.

Dutchrudder
12-03-2011, 08:12 PM
So acccording to Yahoo, here's the scenario...



http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Southern-Miss-just-cost-a-lot-of-people-a-lot-of?urn=ncaaf-wp10973

Yeah sorry, that's right. TCU won the conference so they likely will get the spot.

LonerATO
12-03-2011, 09:28 PM
So acccording to Yahoo, here's the scenario...



http://rivals.yahoo.com/ncaa/football/blog/dr_saturday/post/Southern-Miss-just-cost-a-lot-of-people-a-lot-of?urn=ncaaf-wp10973

There is also talk that Southern Miss. could end up with the spot if they move above TCU in the polls tomorrow, which I think is total bs if it happens.

EllisUnit
12-03-2011, 09:44 PM
I hope Sumlin gets fired after his first season, u could tell his mind was else where during the game.

Rey
12-03-2011, 11:14 PM
This was the first full uh game I watched this year. The defense was awful. Some of those guys over there are terrible especially on the d line. They look like they don't belong on a good highschool team let alone a div 1 college team.

I've had little league players with more aggressiveness and thump.

I don't get the sumlin hype. Well, I think he is a decent coach but I don't think he is the second coming. Great coaches don't have their teams outclassed like that by southern miss. Their talent wasn't all that. The coogs just were not into that game mentally. They weren't locked in. If that is because of the rumors regarding sumlin, shame on him.

If I'm the aggies no way am I bringing in sumlin to be my head coach though. He won't last long in the sec.

texanhead08
12-03-2011, 11:14 PM
There are rumors floating out there that Sumlin told the team before the game or put in his resignation and the team found out at halftime depending on whose story you want to believe. He is lower than ****ing Briles to me if he did that to those players.

It would just be par for the course because every year since he has been at UH the team is totally unprepared in its biggest games of the season.

texanhead08
12-03-2011, 11:16 PM
Sorry for the double post.

Stemp
12-03-2011, 11:30 PM
There are rumors floating out there that Sumlin told the team before the game or put in his resignation and the team found out at halftime depending on whose story you want to believe. He is lower than ****ing Briles to me if he did that to those players.

It would just be par for the course because every year since he has been at UH the team is totally unprepared in its biggest games of the season.

Gotta love those baseless rumors.

Texan4Ever
12-04-2011, 12:07 AM
This was the first full uh game I watched this year. The defense was awful. Some of those guys over there are terrible especially on the d line. They look like they don't belong on a good highschool team let alone a div 1 college team.

I've had little league players with more aggressiveness and thump.

I don't get the sumlin hype. Well, I think he is a decent coach but I don't think he is the second coming. Great coaches don't have their teams outclassed like that by southern miss. Their talent wasn't all that. The coogs just were not into that game mentally. They weren't locked in. If that is because of the rumors regarding sumlin, shame on him.

If I'm the aggies no way am I bringing in sumlin to be my head coach though. He won't last long in the sec.

The problem for UH is attracting recruits, especially the 4 and 5 star ones. Most of the Cougars were not even ranked nationally or are 2 star players that few schools were interested, so considering the talent they had, I think they have exceeded expectations.

UH is like those MAC schools except better IMO.

Gotta love those baseless rumors.

Yep, Sumlin does not seem to be the type of guy who would do something like others have mentioned. He came into my class and seemed like a genuine man, a man of principle.

I'll make my judgment once the truth is out but until then...

Rey
12-04-2011, 01:46 AM
The problem for UH is attracting recruits, especially the 4 and 5 star ones. Most of the Cougars were not even ranked nationally or are 2 star players that few schools were interested, so considering the talent they had, I think they have exceeded expectations.

UH is like those MAC schools except better IMO.


Guess who else isn't getting a slew of 4 and 5 star recruits. . .

The teams that uh regularly plays against.

Their best win was probably ucla which finished with a losing record.

The cougars had a good season, but no way do I believe they were the sixth best team in the country. They came up short in the biggest game of the year against an opponent that is far from a juggernaut. And it's not like it was really a close game. They got embarrassed at home.

It was a pretty pathetic showing and that is not a slight to anyone. That is just an observation.

I also disagree that they exceeded expectations. They had a good year, but they came up short of their goal and they came up short of what most expected. Not sure how that's exceeding expectations.

Lucky
12-04-2011, 09:17 AM
Wild speculation I know but this week has felt weird from the moment those rumors started.
It was a distraction that needed to be defused by the head coach. It's obvious that he couldn't do that.

There are rumors floating out there that Sumlin told the team before the game or put in his resignation and the team found out at halftime depending on whose story you want to believe.
That didn't even have to occur. Every player on the team had heard the rumors. Unless Sumlin came in and told them he was staying (which would be a lie), the players knew he was out. This team looked nothing like the squad that dismantled Tulsa in Tulsa. Totally deflated.

I don't blame Sumlin. That's how the "game" is played. UH could never offer the $$$ he'll get because they don't have access to the Permanent fund. They can't build a facility like Kyle Field and they can't get an offer to join the SEC. Like gwallaia said earlier, that's why NFL will always be #1 for me. I mainly watch college football to look at the potential prospects.

pbat488
12-04-2011, 03:49 PM
I don't blame Sumlin. That's how the "game" is played. UH could never offer the $$$ he'll get because they don't have access to the Permanent fund. They can't build a facility like Kyle Field and they can't get an offer to join the SEC. Like gwallaia said earlier, that's why NFL will always be #1 for me. I mainly watch college football to look at the potential prospects.

the PUF has nothing to directly do with athletics, specifically the coaches salaries or building stadiums.

TexanSam
12-04-2011, 06:08 PM
UH is going up against Penn State in the TicketCity Bowl in Dallas.

http://www.chron.com/sports/cougars/article/UH-will-meet-Penn-State-in-Dallas-Ticket-City-2343519.php

gwallaia
12-04-2011, 06:21 PM
I will be there wearing Red!

Showtime100
12-04-2011, 06:33 PM
I will be there wearing Red!

Leave your kids at home!!


What?......too soon? :D

texanhead08
12-04-2011, 09:21 PM
I will probably be there too. I am pissed about Sumlin's shenanigans but I am going to go to the game to support the team.

Playoffs
12-06-2011, 03:15 PM
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University of Houston expected to join Big East tomorrow. tinyurl.com/7rn5gzg (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/ncaa_football/111206-uh-to-accept-offer-to-join-big-east-conference)
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Mr teX
12-06-2011, 03:46 PM
MarkBermanFox26 Mark Berman
University of Houston expected to join Big East tomorrow. tinyurl.com/7rn5gzg (http://www.myfoxhouston.com/dpp/sports/ncaa_football/111206-uh-to-accept-offer-to-join-big-east-conference)
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Everyone knew it was coming just a matter of formality. People keep talking like it's a lateral move for UH & the new big east will just be the new conference USA b/c there's a possibility that the big east will lose their AQ status. but when u think about it, what conference (that would have to be better than what the new big east will comprise of) could they give the AQ bid to that doesn't already have one? Short of the corrupt powers that be start giving multiple AQ bids to the power conferences I just don't see any way the big east loses theirs which all things being equal, makes it a great move for UH........As long Boise State, Louisville & Cincy don't back out.

LonerATO
12-11-2011, 03:01 AM
I think Sumlin should've stayed on with the team through the bowl game. It's not like he is going to coach the Aggies in their bowl game and he could have taken the job after the bowl game.

Showtime100
12-11-2011, 08:37 AM
I think Sumlin should've stayed on with the team through the bowl game. It's not like he is going to coach the Aggies in their bowl game and he could have taken the job after the bowl game.

Couldn't agree more.

texanhead08
12-12-2011, 09:31 PM
I think schools shouldn't be allowed to talk to coaches until after their seasons are over. They should face NCAA sanctions and loss of scholarships if they do. They would end this crap and these schools doing this shit and causing distractions. I will go to my grave believing Sumlin was being wooed by A$M and not getting us prepared for the championship game. So Miss was not 21 points better than us and I will never think otherwise.

gary
12-12-2011, 09:50 PM
Schools are allowed to talk to other coaches before the season is over that is just simply rediculous IMHO.

BeerTastesLikeVictory
12-12-2011, 10:18 PM
I think Sumlin should've stayed on with the team through the bowl game. It's not like he is going to coach the Aggies in their bowl game and he could have taken the job after the bowl game.

Why? so his head could be in Aggieland just as it was for the CUSA championship game? I don't want a lame duck HC at the bowl. There's no honor in his actions, so good riddance.

Texan4Ever
12-12-2011, 10:58 PM
Even the classiest coaches do this, for example, Brady Hoke left Ball State for San Diego State and didn't even coach in the MAC Championship game. I guess if you gotta go, you gotta go but...

to leave your players after all that they've been through just like that, that ain't right IMO. As the poster mentioned, coach's should not be allowed to interview for positions until after the season officially wraps up.

Stemp
12-12-2011, 11:02 PM
Even the classiest coaches do this, for example, Brady Hoke left Ball State for San Diego State and didn't even coach in the MAC Championship game. I guess if you gotta go, you gotta go but...

to leave your players after all that they've been through just like that, that ain't right IMO. As the poster mentioned, coach's should not be allowed to interview for positions until after the season officially wraps up.

That's just not possible in today's cutthroat recruiting. As soon as schools fire a coach, other schools are contacting recruits using it to try to sway them away from that school.

TxDavid
12-12-2011, 11:20 PM
That's just not possible in today's cutthroat recruiting. As soon as schools fire a coach, other schools are contacting recruits using it to try to sway them away from that school.

Just another reason schools shouldn't fire coaches until the season is over - bowl game included. IMO - It's a classless move to fire someone mid season. How do they think that will help the team? The kids sure aren't going to play harder.

LonerATO
12-13-2011, 03:30 PM
Why? so his head could be in Aggieland just as it was for the CUSA championship game? I don't want a lame duck HC at the bowl. There's no honor in his actions, so good riddance.

I'm sure that Sumlin knew he was going to take the Aggie job before the C-USA game, Sumlin was then a lame duck coach.

texanhead08
12-16-2011, 04:01 PM
I'm sure that Sumlin knew he was going to take the Aggie job before the C-USA game, Sumlin was then a lame duck coach.

I totally agree the emotion of that team in the second half makes me think they already knew as well.

Say Watt
12-16-2011, 11:27 PM
Take it for what it's worth, but I heard from a fairly reliable source that a bunch of the UH players were staying at the team hotel the night before the Conference Championship getting hammered. Perhaps something like that contributed to them getting their asses handed to them the way they did. Tells me these guys thought they just had to show up and would win the game.

Showtime100
12-22-2011, 05:57 PM
As I'm sure you guys know Houston took the 'interim' off of Tony Levine's job description today.

Thoughts? I don't know a whole lot of scoop on the guy and was wondering what you all think.

steelbtexan
12-22-2011, 06:01 PM
As I'm sure you guys know Houston took the 'interim' off of Tony Levine's job description today.

Thoughts? I don't know a whole lot of scoop on the guy and was wondering what you all think.

Rhoades could've done a much better job of hiring. Dickey/Levine< Gillespe/Applewhite for instance.

texanhead08
12-23-2011, 08:47 PM
Rhoades could've done a much better job of hiring. Dickey/Levine< Gillespe/Applewhite for instance.


Applewhite declined an interview.

Texan4Ever
12-23-2011, 11:04 PM
Rhoades could've done a much better job of hiring. Dickey/Levine< Gillespe/Applewhite for instance.

Wasn't Rhoade's the one who said he would conduct a nation-wide search for the next UH football coach?

Lucky
12-24-2011, 07:29 AM
Wasn't Rhoade's the one who said he would conduct a nation-wide search for the next UH football coach?

He meant Cougar Nation.

Lucky
12-24-2011, 07:33 AM
Just another reason schools shouldn't fire coaches until the season is over - bowl game included. IMO - It's a classless move to fire someone mid season. How do they think that will help the team? The kids sure aren't going to play harder.

The Ncaa would have to move back the signing period. That's what driving the early firings.

Showtime100
12-24-2011, 07:34 AM
I was stupid to ask.

texanhead08
12-24-2011, 04:06 PM
From all that I have hard Levine could be a good hire. He will keep the same systems in place his quote was if ain't broke don't fix it.

I have also heard that he was the brains of Sumlins operations. He orginized every thing for our former coach so this could be a stroke of luck the way this has worked out.

I do feel bad for Jason Phillips he has been a part of 3 regimes here and hasn't gotten a shot at the head coachs position yet.

ADTpaul
01-01-2012, 09:41 PM
who's coming up to dallas fort worth for the game Monday vs Penn St?

gary
01-01-2012, 10:03 PM
What time is the game?

ADTpaul
01-02-2012, 12:27 AM
11am kickoff!

texanhead08
01-02-2012, 12:33 AM
I will be there and I heard tonight Penn St starting QB is out with a concussion.

SAMURAITEXAN
01-02-2012, 06:03 AM
Go Coogs!!!

HTown2ATX
01-02-2012, 11:12 AM
So you have to have ESPNU to watch this bowl game yet I get to see the fuqng Beef O Fairy bowl......thx ESPN for the old ass bang this morning!

myktek2
01-02-2012, 01:13 PM
So you have to have ESPNU to watch this bowl game yet I get to see the fuqng Beef O Fairy bowl......thx ESPN for the old ass bang this morning!

watch online at www.espn3.com or if you have a xbox, through the ESPN app.

Showtime100
01-02-2012, 01:20 PM
My dad passed away 12/6. He's a '64 UH grad. I can't tell you how difficult it is to watch a Houston game without him.

Showtime100
01-02-2012, 01:37 PM
Thank you Coogs!!!!!!!

Dutchrudder
01-02-2012, 02:38 PM
Congrats to the Coogs! 13-1 is a great year for any team! I'm happy to see them win, but I'm more happy to see Penn State lose. Thanks for kicking their asses! :D

gary
01-02-2012, 02:49 PM
I did not see the game. How did Keenum look today?

LonerATO
01-02-2012, 03:02 PM
I did not see the game. How did Keenum look today?

Unreal.

HTown2ATX
01-02-2012, 04:47 PM
watch online at www.espn3.com or if you have a xbox, through the ESPN app.
Thx for the advice, and I have the app on my XBOX but even though I have Time Warner, it is a community account for my complex so ESPN3 nor the XBOX app will "recognize" me as a member of TWC therefore I don't get the game.

Just irritated me that it was not just on a reg channel. IMO, they should relegate their BS to ESPN 3 like poker and Nascar.

SAMURAITEXAN
01-02-2012, 05:52 PM
I missed the game! Couldn't stay awake. Anyway, congrats to Coogs!

Thank you Coogs for great season!!!

ADTpaul
01-02-2012, 07:54 PM
I did not see the game. How did Keenum look today?

Case was great as he was awesome as always. The first quarter was unreal and that 17-0 start was nice. Go Cougars for their 13-1 season!

texanhead08
01-02-2012, 11:13 PM
My dad passed away 12/6. He's a '64 UH grad. I can't tell you how difficult it is to watch a Houston game without him.

Well you could say this one was for your dad. I hope you remember all the fun you had watching UH games with your dad and maybe that will help in the future.

gwallaia
01-03-2012, 11:55 AM
I was at this game and we should have beat Penn State much worse than 30-14. Two dropped pick sixes and one sure TD pass that was barely out of reach to Justin Johnson erased 21 points and added 7 to the Penn State total.

Coogs completely dominated this game on both sides of the ball.

In a related story, we stayed at the Dallas Omni where the team was staying and I was on the elevator with Case Keenum, Cotton Turner and David Piland the night before the game. I could tell then he had his game face on.

gary
01-03-2012, 12:19 PM
Which round do you guys think Keenum will go in?

gwallaia
01-03-2012, 01:57 PM
Article from State College newspaper. I chuckled at the quip below.

"A Penn State defense that had, for the most part, held in check Alabamaís AJ McCarron and a slew of less-than-dynamic Big Ten passers (OK, Wisconsinís Russell Wilson had some serious game) looked like teenage drivers that had cruised around the suburbs with ease but looked utterly lost when they had to merge onto the freeway, where the Cougars pulled up alongside them, nodded politely and left them in a cloud of exhaust."

http://www.centredaily.com/2012/01/03/3038542/psu-not-in-same-league-with-houston.html

Dutchrudder
01-03-2012, 03:47 PM
Which round do you guys think Keenum will go in?

I'm gonna go with 2nd. I think some team that passes on QBs in the 1st will take Keenum in the 2nd to fill a need. At this point, I think Ryan Tannehill will go in the 1st just due to the position lacking talent and the trend of over-drafting QBs.

gary
01-04-2012, 10:40 AM
I'm gonna go with 2nd. I think some team that passes on QBs in the 1st will take Keenum in the 2nd to fill a need. At this point, I think Ryan Tannehill will go in the 1st just due to the position lacking talent and the trend of over-drafting QBs.Do you see any team being better than another for him?

gwallaia
01-04-2012, 02:19 PM
Case is listed as the 8th best QB available for the draft and is projected as a 5th to 6th round pick right now.

gary
01-05-2012, 09:49 PM
I know I will probably get blasted but I would not mind seeing Houston draft him in a late round. Leinart just has one more year left and right now the future is just inveted in Yates but I would like to have more choices than that.

Lucky
01-05-2012, 10:55 PM
Case is listed as the 8th best QB available for the draft and is projected as a 5th to 6th round pick right now.
I hope Keenum gets an opportunity to go to the Senior Bowl and be seen outside the Cougar offense.

ADTpaul
01-05-2012, 11:54 PM
Wouldn't mind if the Texans used a 5th rounder or later on Case if hes there. That's where they picked found T.J. Yates at.

Goldensilence
01-05-2012, 11:55 PM
I'm gonna go with 2nd. I think some team that passes on QBs in the 1st will take Keenum in the 2nd to fill a need. At this point, I think Ryan Tannehill will go in the 1st just due to the position lacking talent and the trend of over-drafting QBs.

Tannehill will have to impress at the combine and his pro-day to lift himself into the first. I see him going in the third. I think Russell Wilson is the third best prospect in this year's draft, and at this point VERY underrated. Weedon is likely to go next, great accuracy.

I hope Keenum gets an opportunity to go to the Senior Bowl and be seen outside the Cougar offense.

For sure, him getting into the senior bowl is really going make a difference where he is selected. He's got to convince scouts he can take snaps under center effectively. Could be a packed Senior bowl at QB with some trying to make major statements and vying for draft position.

76Texan
01-06-2012, 12:12 AM
http://bleacherreport.com/articles/1007163-ticketcity-bowl-case-keenum-is-the-real-no-2-qb-draft-pick-after-andrew-luck

The Nittany Lions ranked 10th in the nation in total defense and fourth in the nation in passing defense. There's no question that this is the best defense Houston had faced all year and is one of the best defenses in the entire nation.

I had argued many times leading up to the game that Keenum and the vaunted Houston offense would hit a brick wall against Penn State and would fare even worse than they did in the the conference championship game.

I was wrong. Very, very wrong.

In just the first quarter of the TicketCity Bowl, Keenum threw for over 200 yards and led Houston to a 17-0 lead. By halftime, Keenum had 380 passing yards with three touchdowns.

Put that into context again.

Most quarterbacks are lucky to put up 380 yards in a full game against modest defensive competition. Keenum did that in one half and against the fourth rated pass defense in the nation to boot.

On the day, Keenum ended up with astronomical numbers. He completed 45-of-69 for 532 yards and three touchdowns without an interception.

In the biggest game of the season, against the best defense he faced all year, Case put up some of his best numbers. Any questions?

....

Read more from the link above.

Dutchrudder
01-06-2012, 01:40 AM
Tannehill will have to impress at the combine and his pro-day to lift himself into the first. I see him going in the third. I think Russell Wilson is the third best prospect in this year's draft, and at this point VERY underrated. Weedon is likely to go next, great accuracy. .

I think Tannehill belongs in the 4th round, but with Landry Jones, Barkley and probably RG3 staying in school another year, I think Tannehill will end up being the 3rd best rated QB in this draft (Behind Luck and Wilson). So some needy team will likely take him at the end of the first, after a trade up from the early 2nd. I expect him to be at least a 2nd round pick at this point, and I think Keenum will also get bumped up to the 3rd at least. I wouldn't mind the Texans taking Case in the 4th if he's there, but I think those first 3 picks need to be WR, C/G, and LB.

gary
01-06-2012, 10:48 AM
I just prefer not to count my chickens with Yates who is still a work in progress.

texanhead08
01-10-2012, 11:45 AM
Cougars finish the year 13-1 and ranked #14 in the coaches poll and #18 in the ap poll. The first time UH has ended the season ranked since 1990.