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.