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Can UH Justify Firing Major Applewhite? (FREE!)

What if …   UH were to fire Major Applewhite after this season? Is it possible? Is it prudent? Should the Cougars give him one more year to prove himself?   Just to be clear: I am not advocating a change at the top. I think the season should play out and an honest assessment of the entire program completed… Read More
The Kick: Matt Hogan from 51 yards out Featured Football Free VintageUH 

Stick It In Your Pipe And Smoke It!

The 2009 Cougars had a big problem.   UH went into Homecoming week struggling with their kickers. Jordan Mannisto had hit 3 big kicks against Texas Tech but had also missed on two. He missed another vs. UTEP the following week and had one blocked vs. Mississippi State.   Ben Bell replaced him in the 2nd half against the Bulldogs… Read More
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October 2nd: One Of The Greatest Days In UH History

John O’Korn bounced a swing pass to wide receiver Greg Ward on the left side. The boos start to rein down, mostly aimed at Tony Levine, a first at the new TDECU Stadium. But surely some of the venom is directed at the poor play of O’Korn.   On the next snap, O’Korn’s pass goes across the middle, another of… Read More
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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
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UH’s 10 Best & Worst Games: 2008-2017

It’s been 10 years since Art Briles left Houston for Baylor. The Cougars have cycled through four head coaches in that decade: Kevin Sumlin, Tony Levine, Tom Herman, and Major Applewhite. I started thinking about the highs and lows of this era – so here are my 10 best and worst games in that decade: 10 Amazing Wins 11/15/08 – UH… Read More
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But You’re Gonna Hire A Special Teams Coach, Right?

Major Applewhite’s 2017 coaching staff was about as disappointing as his 7-5 record. Major brought in a guy who had been demoted from OC at Utah and a DC that was wildly unpopular at Miami. He then hired several graduate assistants as full time coaches. The same GAs that filled in during the Las Vegas Bowl and were scapegoated for… Read More