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Dana Holgorsen: Most Qualified Coach in UH History

  Legitimate.   That's the word I keep coming back to when I think about Dana Holgorsen. Dana has brought legitimacy back to the UH football program...

Cougars Have Been Great In One-Point Games

To make good seasons great, you've got to win close games. There are a couple of different types of "close games" that I want...

Close Games Disappeared in 2018

We are starting a new feature on GoCoogs.com entitled Nerd Out On Numbers (NOON). If you're like me, you can't get enough of the...

Unintended Consequences: Transfer Portal & Early Signing Period (Free)

On the surface, this story has nothing to do with the Coogs. But it's something to keep an eye on because the outcome will...

An Analysis of Dana Holgorsen’s MOU

On January 2, 2019, Dana Holgorsen and Chris Pezman signed the memorandum of understanding (MOU) to formalize Dana's hire. Here, we breakdown the MOU...

Dana Holgorsen Brings Competence & Gravitas to UH

"Competence is such an exotic bird in these woods that I appreciate it whenever I see it."   Cougar football has had competent leadership for just...

The Damning Numbers Behind Applewhite’s Dismissal

A cold, hard look at the facts say that firing Major Applewhite was 100% necessary.   Reason #1: The Record In 26 games, Major was 15-11 at...

A Few Thoughts On Pete Thamel’s UH Hit Piece

Yahoo's Pete Thamel wrote a scathing piece on the UH/Major Applewhite situation. Thamel used a single, anonymous Big 12 source (read: Tom Herman) to...

Major’s Grad Transfer Program Hasn’t Worked Out (Free)

  Part 1 of this story is here. Major Applewhite has made a big bet on the strategy of attracting graduate transfers. In the past two...

State of the Program: Major Problems

This is the first in a four-part series about the state of the Cougar football program. From Twitter to Facebook to our subscribers at the...

12 Initial Thoughts About The Kendal Briles Rumors

A lot of UH fans are freaking out over the reports that Kendal Briles is interviewing with Tennessee.   I think it's time to sloooooow...

dos Coogs: New Contracts & NewShasta® (Free)

Two Coog Fans. Two Sports. Two Topics. Two Takes.   Today, dos Coogs lets loose on topics that are threatening our Christmas spirit.   Brad Towns...

28: The UH Defense’s Magic Number

Once again, GoCoogs was able to break the news about one of our coordinators. This time, we told you that Kendal Briles was signing...

Search For The New DC: The Case For David Gibbs

Note: GoCoogs will not make any predictions about who will be hired as the new DC and we won't root for a specific candidate,...

Major Applewhite: At A Crossroads

Major Applewhite has two major decisions staring him right in the face. And if Kendal Briles decides to leave for Texas State or any...

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Cougars win the Tangerine Bowl in 1962

On December 22, 1962, the Houston Cougars beat the Miami (OH) Redskins, 49-21, in the Tangerine Bowl in Orlando. Sophomore Joe Lopasky scored 4...

Shead shines bright while Tranquil Brown fades to black

The Houston Cougars overcame a rash of banged-up players and a sluggish offense to beat Oklahoma State, 72-61, at Dickies Arena in Fort Worth....

Bill Yeoman agrees to coach the Houston Cougars

On December 12, 1961, Bill Yeoman agreed to become the head coach at the University of Houston. Yeoman left a job on the staff...

Elmo Wright enshrined in the College Football Hall of Fame

Elmo Wright, a dazzling split end on the 1968-70 UH football teams, was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame on Tuesday night....

Cougars struggle to get it together in AAC Championship

Just some random thoughts from the Cincinnati game:   In the championship game era, the Cougars have gone 8-0 in the conference twice (C-USA 2011,...