Periscope with JD on Thanksgiving (Before flying out and the rumors started flying about CTH)

From the Airport:

  • Says that Houston doesn’t have a chance at NY6 bowl. Ship sailed when they lost to SMU
  • At Large: probably Penn State or Colorado
  • UH has never had back-to-back 10+ win seasons
  • 22 wins is the best 2 year total in school history; only behind Alabama (25) and Clemson (24), tied with Ohio State
  • 1973 was first 10 win season
  • Last 10 years, 4 10 win season; can make it 5 tomorrow
  • More games now
  • GoFundMe T-Shirts donations were refunded. Organizers and AD couldn’t come to understanding; couldn’t use CTH likeness or HTownTakeover slogan (owned by UH)
  • Riley Ferguson, QB Memphis, Game time decision. Undisclosed injury.
  • Ferguson isn’t Paxton Lynch; Coogs will pressure whoever starts
  • Blown away by how much pressure they got on Lamar Jackson
  • Memphis 95th against stopping run; good time for Coogs to find running game
  • Bowl game possibilities: Military (ACC), Birmingham (SEC), or St Pete Bowls (ACC). Navy gets NY6 bowl, could get Armed Forces (Big 12) spot. Houston wants a P5 opponent.
  • Potential Bowl opponents: Kentucky, South Carolina, Georgia Tech, Akron, Toledo, Army, etc.
  • Can’t see Houston jumping up to higher than 18th even with a win over Memphis; too much ground to make up. Loss to SMU hurts
  • Coogs have lost last 2 road games; players want to get back the road mojo from last year. 1st road game since SMU; 3 straight home games
  • CTH says this is a BYOJ game; Bring your own juice
  • No news on CTH and his situation; nothing will happen until Friday night late, Saturday or Sunday
  • Agent does a lot of ground work ahead of time
  • State of Texas jobs require a 2 week window to hire? Unsure on timeline
  • Multiple schools will come after him: UT, LSU, Baylor, FSU maybe. Oregon
  • Bidding war could start at $5.5M to $8M. Would put him in elite group of coaches
  • Don’t discount UH, Fertitta has said that money is not an issue; $4M is easy, could offer $5M
  • Up to CTH if he’s happy at Houston or wants to strike while its hot.
  • JD doesn’t have a good read right now. CTH is very guarded when asked questions.
  • 1 year anniversary of Guy V’s passing
  • Ed Oliver story this past week; 4 sacks and many TFL against Mayfield and Jackson
  • Oliver tired of running with 2’s in camp; tried to end Mulbah Car’s life on one play
  • JD thinking about putting Oliver 3rd on Heisman ballot
  • Could be Houston’s 1st All-American as Freshman
  • Could be AAC Defensive POY as a Freshman
  • Warmed up to media; funny guy. JD tried to get him to do the River dance - got in trouble with coaches for doing it. Said that Louisville players had been doing it to other teams which is why he did it.
  • Had Fertitta money story; doesn’t want to let CTH leave over money
  • Had IPF story; ground breaking and getting parking lot ready
  • How does next year look: Lot of competition at QB - Allen, King, Sells, Postma
  • Entire OL returns - Oliver and Fontana are Juniors. Long only senior, but not on 2 deep right now
  • TE we lose McCloskey, but Brooker and Chris Johnson coming back
  • WR we lose Chance Allen, everyone else back
  • RB we return everyone
  • Just about entire offense comes back: Ward, Allen, and McCloskey leave
  • DL we lose Malveaux and Singleton
  • LB we lose Bowser and Taylor
  • DB we lose Brandon Wilson
  • Defense we lose Malveaux, Bowser, Taylor, and Wilson as starters
  • Special Teams we lose Cummings at K
  • Lot of players returning, biggest hurt will be LB losses of Bowser and Taylor
  • No real opinion of Cranberry Sauce
  • Had a lady take a selfie just a little while ago before the Periscope
  • Allergic to Potatoes and Pecans
  • Prediction for game: Houston by 10-17 points
  • Have a Happy Thanksgiving; may do another session at 9:30 AM tomorrow. On the radio show at 10:30
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