1-0. That is the Houston Cougars record after knocking off the Oklahoma Sooners; the same Sooners coming off an appearance in the College Football Playoff and ranked number three in the preseason polls. Not many people thought Houston had a chance despite the Coogs’ success last year and everything they had coming back. Houston was […]
It may be the most-asked question in all of college football this preseason: “Will Houston make the College Football Playoff?” From the time the clock hit zero in the Cougars’ demolition of Florida State in the Peach Bowl people have been asking. From the time Houston was ranked in the top 15 of the Coaches’, […]
It’s amazing what happens when you come from, more or less, out of nowhere to go 13-1, win your conference championship and obliterate a tradition powerhouse in a “New Year’s Six” bowl game. All of the sudden you are the talk of the town. People want to see if you can sustain success. Your program […]
To hear Tulane being talked about in the same conversation as a bowl game, on the surface, seems absurd, especially after the AAC media predicted them to finish at the bottom of the conference this year. However, seeing the Green Wave go bowling in December isn’t a set-in-stone impossibility.
Lost in all the hoopla surrounding Big 12 ExpansionWatch 2016™ is that, at least for the time being, ECU is still apart of the AAC. With that comes a challenging conference slate during the back half of the season. While ECU may be focused on different things right now, it’s important for the Pirate football […]
When mid-major athletic directors across the country take stock of their non-conference schedule, they utilize a handful of universally applied commandments when scheduling future opponents: Make the program more money Gain more exposure for the program Create some favorable matchups here and there Every once in a while, leave your comfort zone and find new […]
It’s been a busy week for Houston coach Tom Herman. On Monday, he was featured on the ESPN family of networks, Tuesday was AAC Media Day and on Wednesday the team reports for fall camp back in Houston.
Avoiding Big 12 expansion talk in the AAC is like trying to stop a train. Schools have been thrown around left and right and the reasons why each would and wouldn’t be a good fit have been immensely dissected. If there’s one thing to keep in mind with sports, however, there’s always a sleeper.
Most Division I defenses stop the run, discourage the pass, disrupt the backfield, frustrate scoring and exhaust all other efforts to advance the football in regulation.
With a simple statement last Thursday, ECU athletic director Jeff Compher threw the Pirates’ hat into the ring for the latest round of Big 12 expansion talk.
Continuing our examination of the strengths and weaknesses as Temple prepares for the season, we will take a look at the defensive side of the ball.
SMU announced plans yesterday to build an indoor-outdoor facility for its football program with the hopes of bringing prestige back to the program and cement — at least in the eyes of outsiders — the University’s commitment to excellence.
The Memphis football program had an offense that brought it last year.
With each passing week, we inch closer and closer to week one of the 2016 college football season. That means it’s time to forecast the ECU Pirates starting lineup for the matchup against Western Carolina on September 3. We’ve covered the strengths and weaknesses of both the offense and defense, not to mention which players […]
Following a 2015 season that saw Temple win 10 games on the strength of an efficient offense and tenacious defense culminate in a spot in the inaugural AAC Championship Game, Owls fans are clamoring for the season to get rolling again.