FoxSports.com’s college football expert, Bruce Feldman, predicts big things for new UH coach Tom Herman. According to Feldman:
Out of all the new head coaches, who has the most wins in year 1?
Wisconsin’s Paul Chryst and Pitt’s Pat Narduzzi both inherit pretty good situations, but I’ll go with Houston’s rookie head coach Tom Herman. Tony Levine left behind a bunch of very good players on both sides of the ball. From talking to folks close to the program, this figures to be the most talented Cougars squad in a generation.
While Herman doesn’t have a QB as good as UH great Case Keenum, Greg Ward and Utah transfer Adam Schulz both have experience. Ward, a former WR, was 6-2 in the final eight games last season and completed 67 percent of his passes while also giving opponents fits with his wheels. The Cougars did lose a good DC (David Gibbs), but Todd Orlando has players to work with. I think 10 wins — even with a road trip to Louisville on the schedule — is very possible.