UH ranked as AAC’s biggest sleeping giant football program

via AAC Football Fever

Over at AACFootballFever.com there’s an awesome article out about the biggest sleeping giants in the American Athletic Conference. I’m proud to say UH is ranked #1! From the article:

1. Houston Cougars

Yes, Houston, we don’t have a problem. Tom Herman was placed in an almost perfect situation for a first-time head coach when he was hired last December. The University of Houston is located in the most populous city in Texas; the Houston metro area is one of the country’s top recruiting hotbeds; and the Cougars now play in the state-of-the-art 40,000-seat TDECU Stadium, which mirrors the futuristic architecture associated with the “Space City.” The Cougars have also been a consistent bowl team the last 12 years, missing a bowl only three years since 2003.

Even with the program’s recent success, built-in recruiting advantages, and strong commitment to football by the administration, the Cougars have left their fans with much to be desired. Houston football should compete for AAC championships on a yearly basis if you consider its infrastructure. Beating 2014 AAC co-champ Memphis shows how much better last season should’ve been for the Cougars. On the flipside, getting blasted by UTSA (4-8 in ’14) in the inaugural game at TDECU Stadium, and losing to Tulane (3-9), shows that 8-5 matches the Cougars play last season to a tee. Herman has the charisma, the winning pedigree as Ohio State’s former OC, and the youthful energy to awaken the AAC’s biggest sleeping giant.