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Examining The AAC West Race Heading To October

With no AAC West games left this weekend, let’s look at how the division race is shaping up. As a reminder: here’s how the media saw the West heading into the season:   Memphis lost at Navy and Tulane to start 2018. The Tigers have looked uninspired and inept in each. They are starting to play with Mike Norvell’s recruits… Read More
Baseball Schedule 2019 Baseball By The Numbers Free 

Go Deeper: Inside UH Baseball’s Scheduling Methods

Did you enjoy the 2019 baseball schedule primer? If so, let’s dive deeper into this year’s schedule:   Last year, UH scheduled 19 quadrant one games in the regular season (Cougars played 26 Q1 games when counting the postseason). UH went 14-12 overall vs Q1.   A reminder: Quadrant 1: Home vs 1-30, neutral games vs. 1-50, away games vs.… Read More
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Previewing The 2019 Cougar Baseball Schedule

I’ll admit: I’m a schedule nerd. Football, basketball, baseball, golf, whatever. I’m fascinated in how they’re built, what the philosophy is behind them, and the building blocks coaches use to piece them together. The 2019 Cougar schedule is particularly interesting. 2019 Schedule – PDF   College baseball has always judged schedules by the RPI of opponents. Better wins = better… Read More
Featured Football VintageUH 

Case & The Coogs Beat Tech With Epic Comeback

The Texas Tech game in 2009 was a major event for the Houston Cougars and the city. It was the first time in 18 years that UH had been ranked, coming a week after UH’s improbable win over #5 Oklahoma State in Stillwater.   Tailgating began on Friday afternoon with RVs showing up and fans meeting up for drinks, to… Read More
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Cougars Pound The Aggies In First SWC Game In Houston

This is The Rest of the Story following our tweets (here and here) about this game.   September 25, 1976   After two weeks on the road, the Houston Cougars faced Texas A&M in their first “home” game of the season. The Aggies came into the game as the #9 team in the country. Danny Davis threw 2 touchdowns to… Read More
Houston Cougar defense Beyond the Box Score By The Numbers Football 

Beyond The Box Score: The 1st 4 Games & The Next 8

There isn’t much that can be gleaned from the Texas Southern game. Going deep into the box score or film will show things we haven’t seen against FBS programs.   It’s encouraging to see pressure brought against a QB and actual punt returns and a back-up QB having success in the offense. But against bottom-of-the-FCS competition (238 in Sagarin), you… Read More
Kendal Briles By The Numbers Football 

By The Numbers: How Kendal Briles Has Transformed The UH Offense

The difference is staggering.   Everyone that’s paying attention to UH football knows the offense looks nothing like the mess we saw in 2017. But when it’s directly compared to last season it looks even more ridiculous.   Major Applewhite’s hire of Kendal Briles will go down as the best personnel decision he ever made at Houston. It also shows… Read More
Cougar Film Room Football 

Debunking Major Applewhite’s Claims About The Defense Vs. Tech

UH fans have been up in arms about UH’s disgusting defensive (offensive?) performance against Texas Tech. The Coogs played a soft zone the entire game and the result were predictable: 9 touchdowns, 36 first downs, over 700 yards of offense and 605 yards passing and 5 TDs for their true freshman quarterback.   UH fans have a right to be… Read More