Coogs open up vs Texas St tonight. The last time they met UH won 68-28. Here are some of the keys to the season: 1. David Piland at QB I hope the redshirt year helped him get stronger and he has to keep his interceptions down. 2. Defense has to continue the improvment from last year. I know based on how UH plays offense they are going to give up some yards because they are on the field so much, but they need to cause turnovers and give the offense extra possessions and limit the big plays of the other team. 3.WR play- The new WR have to grow up in a hurry and I believe they will be ok, but the guys they are replacing left a mark on the UH record books and the new crew could still be solid and not live up to what the prior WR's did. 4. The new coaching staff has to make this season a smoth transition. The last coaching change it took the team about a month to adjust. I don't think it will be that bad this time because they will not be putting in a new radical system like last time. I am thinking 9-3 for this season and possibly making the CUSA Championship game if all breaks right.