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    August 25, 2014

    Texans 18, Broncos 17: 4 Winners, 4 Losers

    For the most part, preseason football is very boring. I don't think I'm breaking any new ground with that white hot take. Unless you're completely into the 90-to-75 cutdown bubble, or you're a degenerate gambler, there's not a whole lot of compelling stuff going on in the fourth quarter of a Prese ... More >>

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    August 22, 2014

    Texans-Broncos: Five Roster Battles To Watch

    Going out to Texans practice during the preseason is one of the more enjoyable parts of my job. Typically, it's well attended by fellow media members, so it serves in part as a decent social outing each late July and early/mid August morning. In fact, the first day of Texans' training camp is the c ... More >>

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    August 6, 2014

    7 Observations on the Houston Texans' First 2014 Depth Chart

    In the grand scheme of the "unveiling" scale, I'm not sure where the Texans' first depth chart of the preseason ranks. It's definitely not as exciting as finding out your team's first round draft choice, and it's definitely way more exciting than getting a copy of the new Yellow Pages. It's probabl ... More >>

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    June 18, 2014

    Ryan Fitzpatrick Named Texans Starting Quarterback As T.J. Yates Is Released

    All along, it's been a race where naming a "winner" was going to feel like a bit of a misnomer. When the Texans began mandatory minicamp on Tuesday, the open race to see who would be the Houston Texans' starting quarterback consisted of four men -- Ryan Fitzpatrick, rookie Tom Savage, Case Keenum, ... More >>

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    January 2, 2014

    The Top 10 Houston Sports Stories of 2013

    Let's call 2013 a transition year for sports in Houston. That's the polite way of saying it, for the most part, really, really sucked. There were very few "up" moments in 2013 even if you go all the way back to the playoffs for the Texans and Rockets -- remember when the Texans made the playoffs? I ... More >>

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    December 16, 2013

    Colts 25, Texans 3: The Long, Painful Road Home

    The Texans have never won in Indianapolis. Never. On Sunday, the status quo was thoroughly maintained with a 25-3 loss at the hands of the lackluster Colts. The Colts hadn't scored a first half touchdown in like 10 games (probably more like three, but that last sentence fragment may be the most dram ... More >>

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    December 9, 2013

    Zapruder Analysis Of Bob McNair's Press Conference To Address The Firing Of Gary Kubiak

    We all knew that Gary Kubiak's firing was coming eventually, but very clearly we didn't all know when it was coming, because the assumption was that Texans owner Bob McNair would wait until after the season to drop the news on Kubiak that his services would no longer be required. Instead, on the h ... More >>

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    December 6, 2013

    Jags 27, Texans 20: So Close and Yet So Schaub

    In what has got to have been one of the worst match ups in the history of Thursday Night Football, an already God awful concept the NFL concocted to keep fans interested in the middle of the week, the Texans and Jaguars -- arguably the league's two worst teams (and franchises?) -- played a fairly en ... More >>

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    November 25, 2013

    Jags 13, Texans 6: The Chase for No. 1 Begins

    As the clock ran out on the ninth loss in a row, perhaps the most embarrassing loss in franchise history and the clear metaphorical (if not actual) end to a miserable season for the Texans, one thing became crystal clear: it's time for the Texans to pack it in. What started as a hopeful run to the p ... More >>

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    November 11, 2013

    Cardinals 27, Texans 24: Seven Painful Losses in a Row

    As the losses continue to mount, it gets more and more difficult to predict how the Texans will lose. On Sunday, they seemed to play better on the whole, but mistakes on both sides of the ball cost them. It hasn't helped that injuries continue to be a problem as well. Not only has Arian Foster been ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 10: Randy Bullock Bullies Your Liver

    We are at the mathematical halfway point of the Texans season, and the team sits at 2-6. It's funny how this weekly BATTLE-DRINK game, if you go back and look at each week, in an odd way sort of weaves the tapestry of the entire season. You can see how all the storylines and futility have evolved we ... More >>

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    November 8, 2013

    Pole Dancing, Playoff Soccer: Top Five Things to Do in Houston Sports This Weekend

    "It's the freakin' weekend, baby, I'm about to have me some fun." Oh, R. Kelly, how you cut to the core of me. The weekend is upon us again, kids and children of all ages. That can mean only two things: 1) It's time to put on my expanding pants and eat nachos until I puke and 2) There be sports here ... More >>

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    October 29, 2013

    Case Keenum Named Texans Starting Quarterback Again This Sunday

    "Obviously, Matt's our starting quarterback. Case played this week because Matt wasn't healthy. Case went in and played extremely well." -- Gary Kubiak, 10/21/13 "Case will start this week." -- Gary Kubiak, 10/28/13 Ostensibly, if you take Gary Kubiak's quotes from his past two Monday press confer ... More >>

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    October 18, 2013

    BATTLE-DRINK, Week 7: Texans vs Chiefs, A New Quarterback Frontier

    The time for talking is over. I mean, I would still like to talk about the Texans. In fact, I'm paid to talk about the Texans, so if words could still be part of the Texans' experience at this point, I'd like to keep talking. (I have bills to pay.) But apparently, talk is cheap, words do nothing, ... More >>

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    September 6, 2013

    Cougars Versus Temple: A Quick Preview

    This week the Houston Cougars leave the friendly confines of Reliant Stadium for the City of Brotherly Love. There they'll face the Temple Owls in the first ever American Athletic Conference game. They're playing at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the NFL's Philadelphia Eagles. So here's a brief l ... More >>

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    August 28, 2013

    Texans-Cowboys: Final Preseason Odds And Ends, Latest 53 Man Roster Prediction

    On Tuesday, the Texans made their final set of moves to get down to 75 players before they head up to Dallas on Wednesday for the game Thursday night, placing wide receiver Alec Lemon on the injured reserve list and placing nose tackle David Hunter and wide receiver Mike Smith on waiver/injured rese ... More >>

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    August 26, 2013

    Texans-Saints: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (Governor Christie's Pants Edition)

    They say the third preseason game is the one that's supposed to most closely resemble a regular season game. With most of the starters (the available ones, at least) playing a full half, the game against the Saints Sunday was supposed to give Texan fans a decent glimpse at what's in store for 2013. ... More >>

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    August 19, 2013

    Texans-Dolphins: 4 Winners, 4 Losers ("Chita Johnson, Weather Khaleesi" Edition)

    Was preseason football fever in full swing on Saturday? Well, late Saturday afternoon, I managed to make it from my home near downtown to the area near Reliant in almost record time, thanks to very light Saturday traffic. As I drove down Murworth to the media parking area, roughly two hours before ... More >>

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    August 12, 2013

    Texans-Vikings: 4 Winners, 4 Losers (From What I Saw, Ahem, Channel 13)

    When you're the preseason television flagship for an NFL team, you'd better be on your game because you only get four opportunities to make it count. And let's face it, these aren't your normal broadcasting opportunities. Most fans are watching preseason games just to see how some of the obscure r ... More >>

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    July 29, 2013

    Texans Training Camp: What Stood Out On Opening Weekend

    First impressions are tricky business in NFL training camps. With pads off, contact limited and many veterans still rounding into shape, the cream may not instantly rise. Nonetheless, premature analysis comes with the territory during the unofficial start to the NFL season. It's especially the case ... More >>

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    August 20, 2012

    Houston Texans: Preseason Week Two, 4 Winners and 4 Losers

    When we last saw the Texans play football in our fair city, they were putting the finishing touches on a 31-10 beatdown of the Cincinnati Bengals in the NFL playoffs. A week later, the magical ride would come to an end in Baltimore. Since then, some things have gotten better (Arian Foster's income, ... More >>

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    November 24, 2011

    Welcome To The Latest, Greatest Must Win Game For The Cougars

    ​The Cougars are one game short of regular-season perfection. One game short of the team's best win total. Ever. One game short of the Conference USA title game. A BCS Bowl is just over the horizon. Of course, the Cougars haven't played the Tulsa Golden Hurricane. Tulsa's overall record ... More >>

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    November 21, 2011

    Cougars and Mustangs, Orange and Sugar, BCS Comes Calling

    See pics from ESPN GameDay at UH in our slideshow. Maybe it was the stadium packed to the gills before kickoff. Maybe it was the excitement and energy of Senior Day. Maybe it was ESPN's Lee Corso letting loose with a profanity as he picked the Cougars to defeat SMU. Maybe it was the representati ... More >>

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    November 18, 2011

    Coogs Should Beat SMU; Rice Should Top Tulane

    Hey kids, College GameDay is coming to town​The season has come to this. Two weeks for the Houston Cougars to continue with perfection and reach a goal set this summer. Two weeks for the Rice Owls to gain some redemption for a season gone very wrong. The Cougars acknowledged their possible ... More >>

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    November 15, 2011

    5 Things You Shouldn't Do When ESPN's GameDay Visits UH

    This stopped being funny 200-plus episodes ago. ​It's a big deal that ESPN's traveling college-football preview show GameDay is posting up at the University of Houston's Cullen Circle in advance of the Cougars' game against the SMU Mustangs. (Who saw this coming, especially after quarterback C ... More >>

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    November 7, 2011

    Owls Defeat The Miners While The Cougars Remain Perfect

    ​If the Rice Owls only played football in November at home and against non-BCS conference schools, they'd be an unstoppable force. Like on Saturday when they played their most complete of the season in defeating UTEP 41-37. Unfortunately for the Owls (3-6, 2-4 in conference), they also have ... More >>

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    October 10, 2011

    Cougars Near Perfection While Owls Stumble to Victory

    The Rice Owls hosted the Memphis Tigers on Saturday afternoon. The Houston Cougars hosted the East Carolina Pirates on Saturday night. It was a doubleheader of football action that saw the Houston Cougars play perhaps their best all-around football game since the Jack Pardee era while the Owls got ... More >>

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    September 23, 2011

    This Weekend in College Football: The Coogs Should Get the Easy Win While The Owls Look to Lose Again

    The Pink Panther would probably provide tougher competition to UH than the Georgia State Panthers will​While the Rice Owls (1-1) struggle with the Baylor Bears this weekend, the Houston Cougars (3-0) will be struggling with themselves. It might seem that the Owls have the harder struggle, wha ... More >>

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    September 5, 2011

    Cougars Dominate First Half Against UCLA, Set Table For Perfect Season

    The UCLA cheerleaders probably weren't too happy after Saturday's game​The Houston Cougars did their best impersonation of the Houston Texans on Saturday. They dominated the first half, playing a fantastic two quarters that masterfully mixed their passing and running games. Case Keenum showe ... More >>

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    August 17, 2011

    Checking in with UH AD Mack Rhoades

    ​This has got to be a strange season that's coming up for Houston Cougar Athletic Director Mack Rhoades. His first year was spent settling into the city and the school as the football team went on an amazing ride. Last year saw the school introducing numerous new head coaches, including both ... More >>

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    December 15, 2010

    The So-So Year In Cougar Sports: 25 Things From 2010

    The year in UH sports​Since I'm taking a look at the sports year that is about to come to an end, I thought I would focus on the Houston Cougars, one of the teams that I cover for the Press. So... 1. The men's basketball team shocked the students, alums, administration, fans, C-USA, and the ... More >>

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    November 5, 2010

    Cougars Duel The Knights Tonight The Cougars need to watch their focus when playing UCF​The University of Central Florida Knights are, perhaps, the best team in Conference USA. They definitely have the best defense, and their offense is one of those bone-crushing, time-consuming rush-oriented games that dra ... More >>

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    October 11, 2010

    Case Keenum Will Try To Come Back For Another Year At UH

    Trying to come back to UH​Case Keenum's big run-for-the-Heisman year ended with an injury last month, but he has decided to appeal to the NCAA for another year at UH rather than go into the NFL draft."After talking this over with my family and people close to me, I have decided to try for another ... More >>

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    October 1, 2010

    The Houston Cougars In Search Of A Back-Up Plan

    Nope, not the J-Lo kind of Back-Up Plan​The Houston Cougars are on their bye week. For most teams, this would be a chance to get some rest. To heal some injuries. To relax. To start focusing on the rest of the season. Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin isn't thinking this way, and his ... More >>

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    September 24, 2010

    UH Takes On Tulane With Some Very Untested QBs

    The Green Wave is not expected to bring much storm surge​The Houston Cougars might have lost 31-13 to the UCLA Bruins last week. And they might have lost quarterbacks Case Keenum and Cotton Turner for the season. But as they prepare for Saturday afternoon's home contest versus the Tulane Green Wav ... More >>

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    September 17, 2010

    UH Takes On UCLA And Emphasizes Line Play

    The big uglies up front will be butting heads​The Houston Cougars have gotten the reputation, undeserved or not, of being a soft, finesse football team. When you pass the football, when you play the spread and go with one-back backfields, that can happen.  The Cougar players don't like this r ... More >>

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    September 15, 2010

    Cougars Not Getting Respect From ESPN -- Or Their Own Flagship Station (Updated)

    Is this where they got their UH-UTEP announcers from?​I've got an idea for the Houston Cougars. Instead of wasting time going after beat writers for trying to find out health information on players, maybe they should instead use that valuable time for more important things. Like making sure the TV ... More >>

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    September 14, 2010

    UH Seems A Little Testy With The Reporting On Case Keenum

    Case Keenum: Info is on a need-to-know basis​UH's Heisman trophy candidate, quarterback Case Keenum, suffered an injury in Friday night's victory against UTEP.What kind of injury? How bad? When will he be back? UH doesn't seem to want you to know.The Houston Chronicle's Cougar beat writer, Steve C ... More >>

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    September 3, 2010

    Coogs Ready To Hit Someone Besides Each Other

    Case Keenum, media darling, is ready to hit the field​There has been talk this off-season of the Houston Cougars being a BCS-buster, putting them in some of the same conversations as Boise State and TCU.With those kind of discussions, one would think that the Cougars would have to worry about gett ... More >>

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    December 10, 2009

    In Praise Of The Cougars And Kevin Sumlin

    ​There have been a lot of rumors circulating about Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin. Mostly rumors about him leaving the Cougars to take over as head coach of another, more high-profile college football team. But according to Steve Campbell at the Houston Chronicle, Sumlin is close to signi ... More >>

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    December 4, 2009

    Coogs' Shot At A C-USA Title On The Line In Front Of A National Audience, Hostile Crowd

    Photo courtesy UH​Tomorrow is the day the Cougars have pointed toward since they won the Armed Forces Bowl back on New Year's Eve 2008. Tomorrow is the Conference USA Title Game, and all this season, the Cougar coaches and players have talked of playing in this game and winning the conference.And ... More >>

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    November 30, 2009

    Coogs Roll Over Rice And Get Ready For The C-USA Title Game

    Photo courtesy UH​The Cougars had only one option on Saturday night. To advance to the C-USA title game, the Cougars had to defeat Rice. In 2008, the Cougars also had only option to take in order to advance to advance to the title game:  beat Rice. The Cougars went on to suffer an embar ... More >>

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    November 25, 2009

    UH Football And Basketball Have Big Weekends On Tap

    ​One season is ending. One season is just beginning. But for the Houston Cougars, it's a big Thanksgiving weekend either way with the football team playing for the C-USA West title, and the basketball team up in Alaska playing against Big 12 power Oklahoma in the Great Alaska Shootout on Thurs ... More >>

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    November 20, 2009

    Title Dreams Are Likely Gone, But Coogs Try To Regroup

    Photo courtesy UH​Nobody needs to tell the Houston Cougars that they messed up last Saturday. They're well aware of that fact on their own.But they're now trying to forget about what happened last week while they attempt to do the most important thing in the world: concentrate on Saturday's gam ... More >>

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    November 9, 2009

    Cardiac Coogs Test The Hearts Of Their Faithful

    Photo courtesy UH​It was just last month that Matt Hogan was the third-string kicker and back-up punter for the Houston Cougars. But after his 51-yard field goal soared through the goal posts as the clock reached 00:00 on Saturday night, it's very doubtful that Hogan will have to worry about winn ... More >>

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    October 12, 2009

    Coogs Find Their Way Back To Their Winning Ways

    Photo by Fred Trask​"It's hard to win every Saturday," Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin said Saturday afternoon. "But to go on the road and win, particularly in a place like this with so much tradition, it's a big boost for us."The Cougars defeated Mississippi State 31-24 on Saturday. A ... More >>

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    October 7, 2009

    Coogs Try To Shake Off UTEP As They Take On The SEC

    Photo courtesy UH​Many words were said by Houston Cougar head coach Kevin Sumlin and his players at yesterday's media luncheon. But of those many words, none captured the spirit of Saturday's loss to UTEP better than those of cornerback Brandon Brinkley: "I felt embarrassed."Quarterback Case Ke ... More >>

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    September 16, 2009

    Coogs Try To Forget About Their Biggest Win In Years

    Photo courtesy UH​"Everything just slowed down. It was in slow motion," Houston Cougar running back Bryce Beall told Hair Balls yesterday. "I just told myself, whatever you do, do not drop this ball. When it got in there I just made sure I grabbed it and held on tight and took it to the ground. ... More >>

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    September 14, 2009

    Yeah, That Was Quite The Upset On UH's Part

    Photo courtesy UH​"If we play as good as we can play," Houston Cougars head coach Kevin Sumlin said last week, "I think everybody will be happy."Saturday, the Houston Cougars played as good as they could play, and they pulled off the upset of the college football weekend, defeating the then ... More >>

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