Gary “Moon” Mullins. The year was 1969 and the Cougars were selected by Playboy Magazine as the pre-season #1 team in the country. As a teenager, I can’t express how excited I was to see my team ranked so high to start a new football season.
Unfortunately, we lost Game 1 to Florida and Game 2 to Oklahoma State, so Yeoman made a QB change. Out went Ken Bailey, in came sophomore Gary “Moon” Mullins. From Game 3 through the rest of the season, UH not only won every game, but won them decisively, including a 36-7 bowl game victory over Auburn.
Clearly, Mullins was the QB that changed the season and became known to all Cougar fans after Game 3 as “That’s our Quarterback!”