Talkin’ Bout Them Cougars: goodbye, Alton



After Alton McCaskill entered the portal, Brad and Ryan discussed his move and where that left the Houston Cougars heading into the 2023 season.

Talkin’ Bout Them Cougars! is now part of Dave Campbell’s Texas Football’s Republic of Football Podcast Network.

Listen on Spotify, iTunes, or Soundcloud:



:00 intro
:25 Talkin’ bout Alton
2:59 Losing your best player
5:52 Tweet drama between players and former players
8:10 Coming up with our own All-Conference team
9:58 There’s a problem in the program
15:35 How it got to this point
17:57 The NIL component
22:47 Other possible reasons for the transfer
25:57 Coaching changes
34:15 Recruiting your roster every year
36:56 Comparing to Charles Sims situation
38:43 Losing offensive players at every spot
39:59 UTSA and imagining a new use for the River Walk

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