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New UH coach hopes to keep defensive coordinator on staff

New University of Houston football coach Tom Herman said Friday he hopes to retain defensive coordinator David Gibbs. “I’m going to do everything I can to keep him around,” Herman said. “He’s a guy that is in high demand out there. They’ve played some really good defense around here the past two years. It’s my […]

Top UH football recruit Ben Hicks weighing offers from Texas Tech, SMU

Waco Midway quarterback Ben Hicks, who is scheduled to enroll at Houston in January, said Wednesday he is considering offers from Texas Tech and SMU. Hicks, the No. 2 rated passer at the Elite 11 camp last summer, signed a financial aid agreement with the Cougars in August. Despite the firing of coach Tony Levine, […]

Rhoades: Herman believes University of Houston is a place he can ‘win championships’

Tom Herman had to make the right choice for his first head-coaching job. “He wanted to be a head coach,” Houston vice president for intercollegiate athletics Mack Rhoades said Tuesday. “You’ve got to be real careful in this industry. Sometimes you only get one shot.” UH and Herman, the offensive coordinator at Ohio State, agreed […]

University of Houston’s David Gibbs hopes to remain with program

Houston defensive coordinator David Gibbs said Tuesday he hopes to remain with the Cougars on new coach Tom Herman’s staff. “I’d love to stay here at Houston and continue the tradition we have tried to change, the climate of us not playing good defense,” Gibbs said. “I think it will happen, but we’ll have to […]

Herman deal makes him highest-paid in UH football history

Tom Herman's five-year deal worth $6.75 million makes him the highest-paid football coach in University of Houston history.

University of Houston names Tom Herman new football coach

  The University of Houston has hired Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman to be the program’s next head coach, the school announced Tuesday. This will be the first head coaching job for Herman, who spent the last three seasons at Ohio State. Herman, who agreed to a five-year, $6.75 million contract, will be introduced […]

Report: Former Longhorn Applewhite to join Herman’s staff at UH

New University of Houston coach Tom Herman plans to hire Major Applewhite as his offensive coordinator, according to a web report.

UH defensive coordinator Gibbs expected to stay on Herman’s staff

Under David Gibbs, UH has been one of the most improved defenses in the nation the past two seasons.

UH basketball team loses Bertrand Nkali for season

Forward Bertrand Nkali will undergo surgery for a sports hernia in Philadelphia on Tuesday. “He’s done for the year,” coach Kelvin Sampson said after Monday’s practice. Bertrand, a 6-8 transfer from Lee College, was expected to be the Cougars’ starting center to begin the season. He did not play in a game this season and […]

Report: Herman impresses at interview for UH coaching job

Ohio State offensive coordinator Tom Herman impressed University of Houston officials during a recent interview, according to an ESPN.com report. UH athletics director Mack Rhoades continues to be mum on the search for a new football coach, although Herman’s name has been prominently mentioned as a strong possibility for the job. The Cougars interviewed former […]

Rewind to Houston quarterback Andre Ware’s 1989 Heisman Trophy

It’s a running joke – or, if you’re a quarterback, maybe a passing fancy. Each new winner of the Heisman Trophy starts at the far right of the dais at the annual awards dinner in New York. As he ages and new honorees arrive, he moves to the left. As the 1989 winner, former University […]

UH president: Opinion about next football coach? ‘Now is time to tell us’

The University of Houston has been tight-lipped about its search for a new football coach. And then this Friday morning. Mack Rhoades, UH’s vice president for intercollegiate athletics, has not spoken publicly since firing third-year head coach Tony Levine on Monday. Rhoades and unnamed members of a university search committee were out of town this […]

UH’s coaching search not deterring top QB recruit Ben Hicks

By Joseph Duarte Waco Midway quarterback Ben Hicks plans to enroll at the University of Houston next month but “is still open to listen” if other schools want to make a recruiting pitch following the firing of head coach Tony Levine. “I’m listening to what other people have to say, but I’m still committed to […]

Cougars land three on AAC first team

The University of Houston placed three players on the American Athletic Conference first team Monday – right guard Rowdy Harper, safety Adrian McDonald and defensive tackle Joey Mbu.

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