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Old 09-05-2012   #41
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Default Re: Houston Cougars 2012

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Originally Posted by SteveSlaton20 View Post
wow, can't believe y'all got whooped by the bobcats.

does uh have a depth chart? curious because my former teammate is a player there.
Check out the rivals.com team site for UH, it should be there but I think it's only Rivals best guess.

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Originally Posted by texanhead08 View Post
We tried that once and it was an utter fail. Thanks but no thanks. Its whomever the coach is at UH's job is to win games not prepare players for the pros. We can't recruit the top level talent it takes to run a pro set. When UH has been successful its because we have used an offense that equalizes the talent when we play more talented teams.
I forgot the name of the coach but he moved away from recruiting Houston-area guys to players outside the city and that's the reason why it wasn't a success.

The key to having a successful football program is to have a decision maker that knows a thing or two about football. Take for example Michigan post-Carr era:

They had a five-star rated quarterback in Ryan Mallet who was the next best thing and yet, they go out and hire Rich Rodriguez whose offense requires a speedy, mobile quarterback instead of a pure pro-style player.

The city of Houston could also help by improving the area around UH and UH can also try to make the school more attractive (e.g. better dorms, more assistance for players, something along these lines).

Coaches have to be able to either A.) Sell the program (e.g. Alabama) or B.) Sell the school and let the school's reputation be the convincing factor (e.g. Michigan, Cal-Berkley) or both.

Besides this, you will end up with one to two-star athletes who just want to play ball and attend classes and most likely won't be top-rated NFL players.
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