Houston Rumors & News

  • Report: Houston's Tom Herman nearly took South Carolina job

    The Score "Tom Herman signed a contract extension with Houston in December, but he may have had one foot out the door a couple weeks earlier. Herman was close to becoming the head coach of South Carolina in November, but the Gamecocks' loss to The Citadel on Nov. 21 changed his mind about the job, Dan..." February 16

  • Source: Western Kentucky hires ex-Houston coach Levine as assistant

    Fox Sports - College Football "Former Houston head coach Tony Levine will join the Western Kentucky staff as an offensive assistant and special teams coordinator, a source told FOX Sports Monday. The 43-year-old Levine spent three seasons as the head coach at Houston and went 21-17. The former University of Minnesota wide..." February 08

  • Houston officially lands highest-rated recruit in program history

    College Football Talk "If you think Tom Herman‘s momentum in Houston is limited to on the field, you’d be sorely mistaken. Ed Oliver is a five-star defensive tackle who committed to Houston last June. Ever since, a significant amount of the focus has been on exactly which Power Five program would flip him away from..." February 03

  • Ex-Texas A&M QB Kyle Allen to land at Houston with Tom Herman

    CBS Sports "Former Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen will reportedly land with Tom Herman at Houston, giving the Cougars a potential star under center and continuing the trend of former Aggie quarterbacks transferring to nearby locations. Kenny Hill transferred to TCU after 2014 and Kyler Murray was..." January 05

  • After Temple game, security filmed beating Houston students

    Philly.com "Following Houston's 24-13 win over Temple in the American Athletic Conference title game Saturday, thousands of students rushed the field to celebrate the victory. Unfortunately, several students were caught on video being roughed up by security guards, incidents that are being investigated by..." December 06

  • Houston coach Tom Herman signs new five-year contract with Cougars

    SI - College Football "Houston coach Tom Herman signed a new five-year contract Friday that pays him approximately $2.8 million annually and includes another $200,000 for his staff, according to a source. The deal comes after the highly coveted 40-year-old Herman was pursued for several other head-coaching jobs,..." December 04

  • Tom Herman, UH reach deal in principle on new contract

    Houston Chronicle "Coach Tom Herman said Monday he has “reached a deal in principle” on a new contract with the University of Houston. Herman said details of the contract are still being worked out. “We are moving in the right direction and have agreed in principle on the generalities on what’s next,” Herman..." November 30

  • Sources: Houston’s Tom Herman no longer a candidate to coach South Carolina

    Yahoo! Sports "Houston head coach Tom Herman is no longer a candidate to be the football coach at South Carolina, multiple sources have told Yahoo Sports. Herman had been the school's top choice to replace Steve Spurrier, sources said, and third-party discussions had been extensive. But Herman has withdrawn..." November 25

  • Freshman Tyreik Gray leaves UH football program

    Houston Chronicle "True freshman Tyreik Gray, a four-star recruit out of Lamar High School who played in only one game this season, has left the University of Houston football program, a school spokesman said Monday. Gray had one rushing attempt in the season opener against Tennessee Tech but did not play the..." November 24

  • UH approves huge raise for football coach Tom Herman

    Houston Chronicle "The University of Houston Board of Regents on Thursday approved an offer to increase football coach Tom Herman's annual salary to $3 million. The deal on the table for Herman - who has led UH to only the second 10-0 start in school history and No. 13 ranking in his first season as a head coach..." November 20

  • Four-star 2017 CB Terry Petry commits to Houston

    SI - College Football "Four-star cornerback Terry Petry has committed to Houston, he announced Friday. Petry, a native of Missouri City, Texas, is ranked No. 24 among the country’s best cornerbacks in the class of 2017. He also attracted interest from Texas and Kansas. In addition to playing the cornerback..." November 06

  • Rich Rod leads list of 6 candidates to replace Beamer at Virginia Tech

    CBS Sports "When Virginia Tech's Frank Beamer stepped down Sunday effective at the end of the season, a trend continued. College football is increasingly becoming a young man's game. In a span of 19 days, college football has lost four of its five oldest coaches. For various reasons, Steve Spurrier..." November 02

  • Tom Herman's hell-bent on making Houston a team you don't mess with

    Fox Sports - College Football "Houston is 7-0 and rolling. Rookie head coach Tom Herman has learned well from his time under Urban Meyer and isn’t about to lose sight of the little details that might lead to a stumble. In junior Greg Ward Jr., Herman has his latest playmaking QB protégé. After developing Braxton Miller, J.T...." October 28

  • Duke Catalon set to join UH after leaving UT after one season

    Houston Chronicle "Duke Catalon, a former four-star running back from Eisenhower, will join the University of Houston football program, a person familiar with the situation said Wednesday." August 20

  • UH receiver Chance Allen will be eligible to play this fall

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston wide receiver Chance Allen, a transfer from Oregon, has been granted a hardship waiver by the NCAA and will be eligible immediately this fall for the Cougars. Allen, an Elkins graduate, will have two years of eligibility remaining at UH after spending three seasons,..." June 04

  • 5-star DT Ed Oliver commits to the Houston Cougars

    SB Nation "The tremors that shook the Texas recruiting world on Thursday evening were a result of consensus five-star defensive tackle Ed Oliver of Houston Westfield committing to the Houston Cougars, according to multiple reports. The nation's consensus No. 13 prospect named the hometown Cougars his..." May 22

  • Ex-Okla. St. WR Ra’Shaad Samples reportedly transfers to Houston

    College Football Talk "Nearly two months to the day after Ra’Shaad Samples‘ decision to transfer from Oklahoma State went public, the wide receiver has found a landing spot. Citing sources with knowledge of the situation, Mark Berman of KRIV-TV is reporting that Samples has decided to continue his collegiate playing..." April 27

  • Ex-Houston QB John O'Korn says he's transferring to Michigan

    Michigan Live "Jim Harbaugh continues to add bodies to his program, and arms to his quarterback pool. On Thursday, former Houston starting quarterback John O'Korn tweeted that he'll be transferring to Michigan. O'Korn was granted his release from Houston's program last month. He was a sophomore at Houston..." February 06

  • Utes QB Adam Schulz transferring to Houston

    Salt Lake Tribune "Utah head coach Kyle Whittingham confirmed Monday that backup quarterback Adam Schulz, who will be a senior next fall, is transferring to Houston. Schulz hails from Muskego, Wis. and walked on at the U. before earning a scholarship. He played in eight games and started three in 2013 after..." January 20

  • UH confirms former starting QB John O’Korn is transferring

    Houston Chronicle "University of Houston quarterback John O’Korn will not return next season, the school confirmed Saturday night. O’Korn spent parts of two seasons as the Cougars’ starter, including 11 games as a true freshman in 2013 when he threw for more than 3,000 yards and 28 touchdowns to earn American..." January 19

  • Chance Allen transferring to Houston to take care of his mom

    Daily Emerald "Oregon sophomore wide receiver Chance Allen has been granted a full release to leave the program and will transfer, an Oregon official confirmed to Matt Prehm of 247Sports Saturday morning. According to Chance’s mom Alycia, his decision centered around coming back home to take care of her..." January 19

  • University of Houston WR Deontay Greenberry to enter NFL draft

    Houston Chronicle "Deontay Greenberry made sure his final game at the University of Houston was memorable. The wide receiver plans to forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft." January 06

  • Report: Houston to part ways with interim head coach David Gibbs

    The Score "Houston head coach Tom Herman will not keep defensive coordinator and interim head coach David Gibbs on his staff, ESPN's Brett McMurphy reports. Gibbs spent two seasons with the school, leading the Cougars to a triumphant bowl victory over Pitt in his only game as head coach." January 05

  • Houston's Deontay Greenberry turning pro

    CBS Sports "Houston Cougars wide receiver Deontay Greenberry has signed with an agent and will enter the 2015 NFL Draft, according to Tony Pauline. The junior finished with 841 yards and six touchdowns in 2014 after posting 1,202-11 the previous season, when he lined up primarily as an inside receiver...." January 05

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    BREAKING #OhioState OC Tom Herman is expected to become the new head coach at #Houston, source told @FoxSports.

  • Tony Levine reportedly out as Houston’s head coach

    College Football Talk "Amidst the fury of College Football Playoff and bowl announcements, a bit of coaching news leaked out on Sunday afternoon: Tony Levine will not return for a fourth season as Houston’s head coach. The news was first reported by FootballScoop.com and followed up by Travis Haney of..." December 08

  • Why yes Houston Nutt would like the SMU job

    The Clarion-Ledger "Did you know that Houston Nutt lives in Dallas? It's true. After Ole Miss paid him $5.55 million to no longer be its head coach, Nutt has gotten around. He was living in Oxford for a while, and then moved to Albuquerque, New Mexico. At some point he changed locales again, this time to Big..." September 10

  • Former Houston football player Sam Hairston killed in Afghanistan

    USA Today "The University of Houston is mourning the loss of a former linebacker this week. Sgt. 1st Class Sam Hairston was killed earlier this week in Afghanistan. The Department of Defense announced that Hairston's unit took small-arms fire from the enemy in Ghazni, Afghanistan. "We are deeply..." August 14

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • UH set to land Texas A&M football transfer

    Houston Chronicle "Former Texas A&M defensive end Gavin Stansbury plans to transfer to Houston and will be eligible to play immediately, a person with knowledge of Stansbury’s plans said. Stansbury was dismissed from Texas A&M on July 21 by coach Kevin Sumlin for “personal issues.” In April, Stansbury was..." July 31

  • TDECU buys naming rights to new UH football stadium

    Houston Chronicle "Less than two months until it officially opens, the University of Houston's new on-campus football stadium finally has a name. UH plans to announce Tuesday a naming-rights sponsorship agreement with Texas Dow Employees Credit Union, a person with knowledge of the situation said Monday. The..." July 08

  • Houston adds pair of Okla. transfer linemen from Sooners, Cowboys

    College Football Talk "Tony Levine‘s Houston football team will get immediate help from at least one, possibly two offensive linemen from Power Five schools in the state of Oklahoma. In a press release, the Cougars announced Tuesday that Travis Cross (pictured) and Kyle Marrs have transferred into the UH football..." June 04

  • Houston surprises kicker and his mom with full scholarship

    College Football Talk "Houston head coach Tony Levine informed kicker Kyle Bullard he is being put on a full scholarship immediately. Bullard is a junior who has worked hard to be a contributor to the Houston football team, and the awarding of a scholarship for a kicker generally gets overshadowed. Fortunately,..." April 29

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