Dana Holgorsen Spring Football Media Availability (March 29)

Coach is WAY more optimistic this spring than either of the last two. Thinks today should be a holiday in Houston so we can prepare for the Elite 8 game in a few minutes.

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It was a positive interview. Really has big plans for the season. I like it!

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I listen to all his press conferences. I like how he tells it like it is. Many folks think he is negative and grumpy at times, I think he is just telling the truth .

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Coach Halgo is open and direct . I believe he will succeed here .
Go Coogs !

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Watched with interest Dana’s comments about our Linemen.

He said we have 15 OL and 15 DL. None are freshmen.

Good things to say about LB’s. We are 4 deep!

I believe Dana is confident that he has fixed our personnel problems.

He is also fired up about Coog Basketball and admitted that his program has to improve well beyond what he has been delivering. That is clear to him.

In other words certain UH Administrators have made that clear to him.

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We have freshmen on the OL but they arent on campus till summer.

Dana pointed at his existing roster and counted 15 at each position.

Obviously he would be unable to count athletes not yet on campus

It did take Sampson 7 years to get to the final four. Just a little perspective but we still want success now. Sounds like our D should be stout, Dana high on the transfers

Well, if you look at roster some are listed as freshmen even though they will be academic sophomores next fall, assuming they have the credits. I don’t know if that is a clerical error or what. Paul is still listed as a red shirt freshman. Maybe everyone has the same standing because of the free covid year. That’s my guess anyway.

Well, unless the structure of FBS football changes radically, Holgorsen could have 70 years and never get a sniff of a national championship.

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Yes, I think it’s because of the extra year available. Derek is listed again as a Junior , even though he is on track to graduate this year :pray:

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Let’s say it another, simpler way.

No 18 year old right out of High School is on Dana’s 15 man list of Linemen.

We had redshirt Freshmen in 2020.

They retain that status but this is their third year in our program.

Dana seems to be pleased with his Spring roster of 30 Linemen.

We have 105 on the team for Spring Football.

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The bottom line is that we have solid depth with some maturity on both lines. He sounds very excited about that but let’s choose to split hairs and disregard the important storyline . It’s hard cheese puttin up with carmudgeon Coogs

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This is what I have for the roster. Players with no numbers are recruits that aren’t on campus yet.

Offense Defense
POS No. Name HT Wt CL POS No. Name HT Wt CL
LT 76 Patrick Paul 6-7 305 RFr Ban 31 Derick Parish 6-2 245 Jr
74 Ruben Unije 6-5 305 So 96 Nelson Ceaser 6-3 245 RFr
53 Derick Bowman 6-5 270 Fr 98 Rafal Szymanski 6-4 230 Fr
77 Keenan Murphy 6-3 298 Sr 30 Alexander Duke 6-2 245 Jr
LG 67 Cam’ron Johnson 6-4 305 Rfr DT 93 Atlias Bell 6-1 280 Sr
70 Jordan Boatman 6-6 295 Jr 92 Logan Hall 6-6 260 Jr
58 Ugonna Nnanna 6-4 265 Fr 56 Latrell Bankston 6-0 301 Jr
Carson Walker 6-4 285 Fr 50 Hakeem Ajijoaiya 6-2 315 Rfr
C 64 Kody Russey 6-1 290 GT 60 Brian Merrit 6-4 290 So
75 Jack Freeman 6-3 295 So NG 10 Chidozie Nwanko 5-11 293 Fr
79 Chayse Todd 6-2 290 RFr 99 Oliver Charles-Pierre 6-2 370 Sr
72 Tank Jenkins 6-3 350 So 95 Jamykal Neal 6-1 315 Jr
RG 71 Banes, Max 6-5 301 RSo 13 Sedrick Williams 6-1 302 Jr
63 James Faminou 6-6 350 Fr
73 Cam’ron Lewis 6-4 305 RSo DE 12 David Aninih 6-2 240 Sr
44 D’Anthony Jones 6-2 270 RSJr
RT 64 Dennis Bardwell 6-5 290 Sr 49 Taures Payne 6-4 260 Sr
73 Kamron Lewis 6-4 300 So 97 Tre Williams 6-5 260 Sr
62 Gabe Cossey 6-6 330 Fr
Will 2 Deontay Anderson 6-1 221 SR
TE 85 Christian Trahan 6-3 245 Jr 14 Mannie Nunnery 6-2 205 RFr
88 Shane Creamer 6-3 230 Jr 24 Malik Robinson 6-0 220 RFr
89 Parker Ichenberger 6-3 225 Jr 52 Ken Savanah 5-11 220 RFr
80 Goodson, Dekalen 6-2 226 RSo Mike 3 Donavan Mutin 6-0 230 Jr
87 Sylvester, Trevonte 6-5 240 Fr 48 Jordan Carmouche 6-2 230 Jr
54 Blake Okoye 6-2 205 Fr
WR 1 Bryson Smith 5-11 185 Jr 59 Jacob Daulong 6-1 230 Jr
12 KeAndre Street 6-3 200 RFr Sam 9 JoVanni Stewart 5-9 190 Sr
17 Edmonds, Darius 6-4 205 Fr 26 Elijah Gooden 6-1 215 Jr
82 Robinson, Dylan 6-1 185 FR 27 Amaud Willis-Dalton 6-1 215 Jr
84 McGowan, Cole 6-0 190 Sr
WR 4 Nathaniel Dell 5-10 155 So CB 8 Marcus Jones 5-8 185 Jr
81 Travon Bradley 6-1 195 Jr 16 Jayce Rogers 5-8 165 Jr
22 Hamilton, Jamal 5-11 180 Jr 18 Kelvin Clemmons 6-1 195 RJr
83 Sawyer, Peyton 5-11 173 So 23 Art Green 6-2 210 Jr
86 Wafer, Khiyon 6-1 190 FR FS 28 Thabo Mwanki 5-11 190 Jr
WR 6 Jeremy Singleton 5-10 175 Jr 33 Garrison Vaughn 6-2 198 So
20 KeSean Carter 5-10 150 Jr Antonio Brooks 5-10 200 So
24 Davis, Jaylen 5-9 165 R-Fr 32 Gaervarrrius Owens 6-0 200 Jr
28 Jackson, Jared 6-1 180 Fr 21 Gleson Sprewell 6-2 195 R-Jr
12 Street, Ke’Andre 6-3 200 R-Fr BS 37 Deondre Dansby 5-8 170 RFr
WR 6 Jeremy Singleton 5-10 175 Jr 17 Hasaan Hypolite 5-11 205 So
Carlton Guidry 5-10 160 Fr 15 Mark Wilson 6-0 170 Fr
30 Herslow, Jake 6-0 175 Sr 19 Alex Hogan 5-11 165 So
32 Adrian, Canen 6-2 175 Fr 38 Mike Welch 5-10 185 Fr
26 Morgan, Ja’Kori 6-2 204 So CB 6 Damarion Williams 5-11 180 Sr
QB 3 Clayton Tune 6-3 215 Jr 39 Shaun Lewis 6-0 180 Jr
10 Sofian Massoud 6-1 190 Fr 34 Dylan Dixon 5-6 170 RJr
Maddox Kopp 6-5 210 Fr 38 Theron Stroops 6-0 190 Jr
14 Ike Ogbogu 6-1 205 Jr 25 D.J. Small 5-10 190 Jr
RB 34 Mulbah Car 5-11 194 So 41 T.J. Marshall 6-1 195 Fr
37 Terrell Brown 6-0 180 RFr K 47 Dalton Witherspoon 5-9 170 Sr
29 Kelan Walker 5-11 230 So 51 Kyle Ramsey 6-3 180 So
Alton McCaskill 6-1 200 Fr Bubba Baxa 6-0 195 FR
38 TaShawn Henry 5-7 170 Jr P/H 22 Lane Wilkins 6-2 210 Fr
43 James Fulbright III 6-0 200 RFr LS 56 Jacob Garza 6-3 200 Fr
8 Chandler Smith 5-6 180 Sr 57 Gavin Gateley 6-5 225 So
21 Stacy Sneed 5-11 175 FR 46 Davis Beal 6-0 205 RFr

Excellent! Thanks for this roster list.

Look at how large are the Linemen!

Don’t remember a Houston roster with this much height.

It sounds like Tank is going to start at Right Guard this year. If I’m remembering correctly our starting OLine will be

LT- Paul
LG- still trying to find one and looking at adding a transfer
C- Russey
RG- Tank
RT- Bardwell

I believe this is what Coach Jones said in the press conference

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He did say that.

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Thanks I couldn’t remember if that was exactly what he said or not. I’ll be honest, the last few years I haven’t been that excited about Cougar football but we go to the games and root them on no matter what. This year I am getting excited. From the way coach talks we have great depth all around this year and in return I think that leads to us winning more games! Like others have said it all starts with beating Tech and then we take it one game at a time! It’s never to early to start predictions so as I always do WE WILL GO UNDEFEATED AND WIN THE CONFERENCE CHAMPIONSHIP AND A NY6 Bowl game!!!

Does anyone know how many transfers did we sign in the incoming class? Thanks.

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