'They're all going to know my name now': A week inside the walls with Houston as it prepared to stun Oklahoma

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‘They’re all going to know my name now’: A week inside the walls with Houston as it prepared to stun Oklahoma

http://www.campusrush.com/houston-cougars-football-beat-okalahoma-upset-1998298989.html

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Great read!

Nice! Gary Ward Gary Ward!!! LMAO!!

It wasn’t hard to find the media disrespecting us before the OU game. Heck, damn near every sports pundit, commentator, analyst, and reporter picked OU to rout UH. I felt disrespected as a fan and alum to get teased and egged on by my OU co-workers.

That being said…I made sure the crow fed to my co-workers was deep fried and crispy. lol!

Go Coogs!!!

BEHIND THE SCENES AT HOUSTON: 11 THINGS TO KNOW ABOUT TOM HERMAN, ED OLIVER AND THE COUGARS PROGRAM

http://www.campusrush.com/houston-cougars-football-behind-scenes-1998362202.html

The Cougars’ tempo and swagger on the field certainly carries over to their daily activities, as at times it felt like a dance party masquerading as a football program. The Houston football experience is an assault on the senses, as the high-energy Herman sets a quick-twitch tone on the field and a quick-witted one off it.

Here are 11 things from the cutting-room floor from my SI magazine story from behind the scenes with the Cougars.

Both the OP article and this one are fantastic.

I could post quotes from this all day long:

While it was easy to predict stardom for him on the field, it’s also easy to project he’ll emerge as one of the sport’s endearing characters off it. (Strength coach Yancy McKnight called him a “butterfly chaser” for his penchant to get distracted.)

At dinner this week, Oliver was chatty and colorful when talking about his love of Houston. He’d like to play in the NFL for the Texans someday and wants to start a trend of local stars staying home. “Houston has too much talent, too much talent,” he said. “If everyone on Houston stayed here, you can put a university for (the rest) of the United States and we could still beat them. Houston is just that good. We have everything.”

Oliver also enjoys the city’s lack of pretense. “Houston is come as you are,” he said. “I love Houston. They don’t even judge or nothing.”

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It is interesting how they talk about Gary Ward and then the video that automatically plays when you click on the link talks about the Brandon WILLIAMS kick return for a touchdown 23 seconds in.

Some more photos:

Some great photos in there including some fantastic action shots:

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