It’s a new beginning for Houston Cougar football.
New coordinators, new uniforms and a new conference.
UH begins play in the American Athletic Conference, or the conference formerly known as the Big East.
The 2013 season kicks off in four weeks when the Coogs face Southern University.
Defensive back Nate McMillian says, “It’s pretty exciting thinking about all the new stuff but really and truly it won’t be as exciting if you’re not winnings we really want to focus on the football portion of it and allow everybody else to that and then opportunity to appreciate the other stuff at the end of the season.”
Trying to feel at home in a new league will be difficult enough but when having to play home games in three different venues, it’s that much more difficult.
Head coach Tony Levine says, “The fields will be the same length and width and to go over to Reliant Stadium which is one of the nicest NFL stadiums in the nation, our players are excited about it.”
The players want to put last year’s disappointing 5-and-7 season behind them.
Running back Kenneth Farrow says, “We know what happened last year and we know what we got to do to correct it but I think all that been done already and we’re looking forward to getting on the field and play.”
The Cougars are ready to send the message to the rest of the league that they’re a team to be reckoned with.
We’ll see if that message will be clear, but one did go through and that’s watch what you tweet.
Levine says, “We’ve dropped at this point in this year’s coming 2014 class, we’ve dropped three recruits already based on things they’ve posted on their social media accounts.”
Cougar fans only hope their team posts a winning record.