Coach Herman is a student of the game. He knows that the Miami Hurricanes didn’t have much history before the arrival of Coach Howard Schnellenberger. When Schnellenberger was hired at Miami, he famously created the “State of Miami” and made sure the best recruits in the city of Miami stayed home and played for the Hurricanes. Coach Herman is trying to do the same with Houston by keeping the top recruits in the city home to play for the Cougars.
Houston’s football program has a very high ceiling if we can keep more four and five star prospects from the area at home. Winning on the field also helps and Coach Herman knows the Coogs need to dominate the AAC to keep the momentum building. Read more in this excellent article from 247Sports.com.