After being hired in December 2014, Tom Herman and staff spent the offseason before the 2015 season bringing in some excellent recruits to commit to playing on Saturdays on Cullen Boulevard. The Cougars quickly began to outrecruit every other Group of Five program as well as many Power 5 schools, all before the team had ever played a down of football. Then the 2015 season happened.
The 2015 season would end up for the Houston Cougars as one of the greatest seasons in school history. The Cougars finished the year with a 13-1 record, the American Athletic Conference Championship, and an upset win over Florida State in the Peach Bowl. If top recruits around the state of Texas and the rest of the country weren’t 100% sold on the Houston program you can bet they’re paying attention now. Also, the incoming 2016 and 2017 classes are extremely excited about coming to Houston and the potential to continue to bring the H-Town Takeover to the next level.