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  1. Just call me Gandhi lol. Not surprised here I've taken this quiz a couple of times and its largely remained in the same area.
  2. I don't see Houston it's been a tough season and no JUCO lol
  3. I am counting on Israel Coleman to lead me to the promised land.
  4. Lol accidentally posted this too early. I still have some stuff I want to add to it.
  5. By Scott Gray Houston's last game of the season against the SMU Mustangs, resulted in a blowout for the Cougars and ended a troubled 2022 season. The SMU Mustangs started the game off strong, with their powerful offense scoring in bunches and playing with motivation for the chance to be in the AAC Championship game. The Mustangs walked all over the Cougars with the final score being 35-6. However, I don't want to dwell in the past, this season has been terrible and it is time to put it behind us. Starting today we will look forward to the 2023 football season and wish our Cougars the best! It is time to look to the future and today, I will do just that as I predict the starters of the 2023 Houston Cougars. Keep in mind that I might not be 100% accurate because this is before JUCO, transfers, redshirts, and spring practices but, hopefully I will get most of them right. Oh and I also predict an undefeated season for the Cougars and that prediction will be 100% accurate. So lets take a look at the 2023 Houston Cougars! Key: Newly signed recruits are in bold Predicted Position Battles are underlined 2023 Houston Cougars Depth Chart Quarterbacks: QB Omar Workman 5-10 227 (Jr) Flour Bluff (Corpus Christi TX) 3.0 of 4.5 [Scrambling] QB Usher Erickson 6-1 195 (Sr) Hominy (Hominy, OK) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pocket] QB Kieran Bertrand 6-2 187 Fr Port Neches-Groves (Port Neches-Groves, TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Scrambling] Running Backs: RB Javier Burton 6-1 217 Sr Irving (Irving TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Power] RB Myles Hester 6-1 209 (Fr) North Florida Christian ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] FB Cooper Christianson 6-0 202 (Jr) Westminster Academy (Opelousas LA) 3.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] RB Ron Scruggs 5-11 173 Jr Crowell (Crowell TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed] RB Mamadou Mayberry 6-1 209 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] 3rd Down Running Back: FB Cooper Christianson 6-0 202 (Jr) Westminster Academy (Opelousas LA) 3.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] RB Javier Burton 6-1 217 Sr Irving (Irving TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Power] Fullbacks: FB Cooper Christianson 6-0 202 (Jr) Westminster Academy (Opelousas LA) 3.0 of 4.5 [Run Blocking] FB Jason Gunn 6-0 204 (Sr) Altus (Altus, OK) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] FB Jahmir Stubbs 5-8 229 Sr St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] FB Alec Hinson 6-1 235 Jr Farmerville (Farmerville LA) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] Receivers: WR Mohamed Barrett 6-1 212 So Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 2.0 of 4.5 [Target] WR Benjamin Hampton 5-11 176 So Wylie (Wylie TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Sebastian Gooch 5-9 177 (Fr) Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] WR Amral Delmas 6-5 232 Fr Wink (Wink TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target] TE Lawrence Calloway 6-2 224 (Sr) Eden (Eden, TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blocking] WR Elias Hopson 6-2 195 Jr West Monroe (West Monroe LA) 2.0 of 2.0 [Speed] Slot Wide Receiver: WR Benjamin Hampton 5-11 176 So Wylie (Wylie TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Sebastian Gooch 5-9 177 (Fr) Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Tight Ends TE Lawrence Calloway 6-2 224 (Sr) Eden (Eden, TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blocking] TE Malachi Brown 6-0 216 (Fr) Pottsboro (Pottsboro TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Blocking] TE Olivier Ivey 6-0 217 (Fr) Bridge City (Bridge City TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blocking] TE Ian Arrington 6-6 208 Jr Lake Providence (Lake Providence LA) 1.5 of 2.5 [Receiving] TE Brandon Dooley 6-2 227 Jr Paradise (Paradise TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [Blocking] Left Tackles C Clinton Polk 6-3 297 So Bastrop (Bastrop TX) 2.5 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] OT Vincent Cheney 6-5 334 (Fr) La Marque (La Marque TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] OT Alfredo Bravo 6-5 277 Sr Van Alstyne (Van Alstyne TX) 2.0 of 2.0 [Pass Blocking] OT Gabriel Lombardo 6-2 257 Jr W.B. Travis (Austin TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] Right Tackles OG Garrett Sprague 6-1 319 So Inlet Grove (Riviera Beach FL) 3.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] OT Nicolas Polk 6-1 288 (Fr) Mesquite (Mesquite TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Pass Blocking] OT Charles Royal 6-7 325 (Sr) Sinton (Sinton, TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] OT Sean Hurt 6-4 270 Jr Bonham (Bonham TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [Pass Blocking] Centers: C Amir Denny 6-1 302 (Sr) Groveton (Groveton, TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] C Peter Crocker 6-4 270 Sr St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Pass Blocking] Right Guards OG Leonard Whittaker 6-6 298 (Sr) Munroe Day (Quincy, FL) 4.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] OG Matteo Richards 6-5 291 Jr Kaufer (Riviera TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Left Guards OG Jaden O'Rourke 6-6 258 (Jr) Irving (Irving TX) 2.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] OG Makai Shaw 6-1 283 (Fr) Longview (Longview TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Run Blocking] Defense Left Defensive Ends: DE Kameron Waters 6-6 262 Jr Huntsville (Huntsville TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Contain] DE Devon Parham 6-1 248 So Eden (Eden TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Contain] DE Mohamed Elkins 6-4 235 So Killian (Miami FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Contain] Right Defensive Ends: DE Gomda Boswell 6-0 235 Sr Henrietta (Henrietta TX) 3.0 of 3.5 [Contain] DE Eli Crawford 6-7 274 Fr Wink (Wink TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Grant DeLong 6-0 254 Jr Bryan (Bryan TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Contain] DE Leon Mulligan 6-5 246 So Irving (Irving TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blitz] Left Defensive Tackles: DT Christopher Ponder 6-2 276 (So) Kashmere (Houston TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [1-Gap] DT Theodore Lynch 6-2 308 Jr Northwest (Opelousas LA) 3.0 of 3.0 [2-Gap] DT Elias Osgood 6-2 280 (Jr) Coronado (Lubbock TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [1-Gap] DT Victor Kramer 6-2 318 Jr Bonham (Bonham TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [1-Gap] Right Defensive Tackles: DT Johnny Falk 6-0 292 (So) W.B. Travis (Austin TX) 2.5 of 4.0 [2-Gap] DT Jeffrey Bernstein 6-5 305 Jr Bridge City (Bridge City TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [2-Gap] DT Louis Hollis 6-4 312 So Port Neches-Groves (Port Neches TX) 1.5 of 2.5 [2-Gap] DT Pat Hoyt 6-1 303 Jr Harding Academy (Searcy AR) 1.5 of 2.0 [1-Gap] Right Outside Linebackers: OLB Ahmed Davidson 6-3 227 (So) Bryan (Bryan TX) 2.5 of 3.5 [Blitz] OLB Jayden Rasmussen 6-3 239 (So) Ringgold (Ringgold LA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] OLB Cristian Farias 6-4 222 Jr Flatonia (Flatonia TX) 1.5 of 2.0 [Blitz] Inside Linebackers: ILB Marvin Pimentel 6-4 253 (So) Faith Christian (Grapevine TX) 2.5 of 4.0 [Mike] ILB Jonathan Hildebrand 6-4 248 (So) Faith Christian (Grapevine TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Mike] ILB Larry Meehan 6-3 234 (Jr) Goliad (Goliad TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Mike] ILB Bryce Holmes 6-2 216 (Sr) Apple Springs (Springs, TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Will] ILB Walt Bryan 6-2 207 (Jr) La Marque (La Marque TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Will] ILB Milo Mello 6-3 244 Sr Wylie (Wylie TX) 1.5 of 1.5 [Mike] Left Outside Linebackers: OLB Messiah Samuels 6-1 216 Fr Joaquin (Joaquin TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] OLB Jaden Lovett 6-2 243 Sr New Deal (New Deal TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Coverage] OLB Gavin Trotter 5-11 215 Sr Roma (Roma TX) 1.5 of 1.5 [Coverage] Cornerbacks: CB Kareem Myrick 5-10 180 So Roscoe (Roscoe TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] CB Ronnie Iverson 6-2 202 (So) Anton (Anton TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Isaac Hunter 6-2 161 So St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] CB Terrell Mayberry-Hatcher 5-9 179 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] CB Ronnie Herron 5-11 164 Jr Sinton (Sinton TX) 2.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage] Nickelback: FS Jeffrey Lundy 6-1 207 (Sr) Lawrence County (Moulton, AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] CB Issac Hunter 6-2 161 So St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] Free Safeties: FS Samir Joseph 5-10 199 (So) Pottsboro (Pottsboro TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] FS Jeffrey Lundy 6-1 207 (Sr) Lawrence County (Moulton, AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] FS Nathan Benton 6-0 198 (So) Paradise (Paradise TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Javon Isaac 5-10 209 Fr Wylie (Wylie TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] Strong Safeties: SS Calvin Murphy 5-11 219 Fr Irving (Irving TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] SS Reginald Whitfield 6-0 180 Sr Johnson City (Johnson City TX) 1.5 of 1.5 [Man Coverage] SS Michael Petty 6-2 201 So Cook (Adel GA) 1.5 of 1.5 [Zone Coverage] Special Teams Kickers: K Luka Lusk 6-0 201 (Sr) Weatherford (Weatherford, OK) 4.0 of 4.0 [Power] K Samuel Webb 5-11 197 (Sr) W.B. Travis (Austin, TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Power] Punters: P Levi Mott 5-7 178 (Sr) Azle (Azle, TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Power] Long Snapper: C Amir Denny 6-1 302 (Sr) Groveton (Groveton, TX) 3.5 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] Holder QB Usher Erickson 6-1 195 (Sr) Hominy (Hominy, OK) 3.0 of 3.0 [Pocket] Kick Returner: RB Myles Hester 6-1 209 (Fr) North Florida Christian ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] WR Benjamin Hampton 5-11 176 So Wylie (Wylie TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] Punt Returner: WR Benjamin Hampton 5-11 176 So Wylie (Wylie TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] RB Myles Hester 6-1 209 (Fr) North Florida Christian ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] Kickoff Team: RB Mamadou Mayberry 6-1 209 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] FS Nathan Benton 6-0 198 (So) Paradise (Paradise TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Jeffrey Lundy 6-1 207 (Sr) Lawrence County (Moulton, AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] ILB Larry Meehan 6-3 234 (Jr) Goliad (Goliad TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Mike] OLB Jayden Rasmussen 6-3 239 (So) Ringgold (Ringgold LA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] ILB Jonathan Hildebrand 6-4 248 (So) Faith Christian (Grapevine TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Mike] FB Jason Gunn 6-0 204 (Sr) Altus (Altus, OK) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] FB Jahmir Stubbs 5-8 229 Sr St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] CB Terrell Mayberry-Hatcher 5-9 179 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] CB Ronnie Herron 5-11 164 Jr Sinton (Sinton TX) 2.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage] RB Ron Scruggs 5-11 173 Jr Crowell (Crowell TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed] Hands Team: WR Mohamed Barrett 6-1 212 So Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 2.0 of 4.5 [Target] WR Benjamin Hampton 5-11 176 So Wylie (Wylie TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Speed] WR Sebastian Gooch 5-9 177 (Fr) Amarilla (Amarillo TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] TE Lawrence Calloway 6-2 224 (Sr) Eden (Eden, TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Blocking] WR Amral Delmas 6-5 232 Fr Wink (Wink TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Target] WR Elias Hopson 6-2 195 Jr West Monroe (West Monroe LA) 2.0 of 2.0 [Speed] RB Mamadou Mayberry 6-1 209 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] RB Javier Burton 6-1 217 Sr Irving (Irving TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Power] RB Ron Scruggs 5-11 173 Jr Crowell (Crowell TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed] RB Myles Hester 6-1 209 (Fr) North Florida Christian ( FL) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] FS Jeffrey Lundy 6-1 207 (Sr) Lawrence County (Moulton, AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] Punt Return Team: RB Mamadou Mayberry 6-1 209 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] FS Nathan Benton 6-0 198 (So) Paradise (Paradise TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Javon Isaac 5-10 209 Fr Wylie (Wylie TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] ILB Larry Meehan 6-3 234 (Jr) Goliad (Goliad TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Mike] OLB Jayden Rasmussen 6-3 239 (So) Ringgold (Ringgold LA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage] ILB Jonathan Hildebrand 6-4 248 (So) Faith Christian (Grapevine TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Mike] FB Jason Gunn 6-0 204 (Sr) Altus (Altus, OK) 3.0 of 3.5 [Run Blocking] FB Jahmir Stubbs 5-8 229 Sr St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Run Blocking] CB Terrell Mayberry-Hatcher 5-9 179 Fr Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] CB Ronnie Herron 5-11 164 Jr Sinton (Sinton TX) 2.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage] RB Ron Scruggs 5-11 173 Jr Crowell (Crowell TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Speed] Redshirts: QB Bryan Baumann 6-2 236 Fr Bryan (Bryan, TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Scrambling] RB Antonio Switzer 5-10 210 Fr Pasadena (Pasadena, TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] OT Jacquies Waters 6-1 324 So Cooper (Cooper TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Pass Blocking] DE Nasir Mims 6-2 243 Fr False River (New Roads LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] FS Charles Drummond 5-11 217 Fr DeLeon (DeLeon TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] Conclusion Houston's offense overall for the 2023 season looks pretty good. Omar Workman is pretty much a lock to become this team's starting QB and leader next year. Changes will most likely be made to the offense next year but, Workman is the best man for the job at QB and I think Curby4 will find a way to use Workman's scrambling skills in his new scheme. Running back is the biggest question and fingers are being crossed on the Cougars picking up a JUCO or transfer to come in and start. Fullback Cooper Christianson could be moved to running back and compete against Javier Burton and Myles Hester for the spot, so make sure to keep an eye on this position battle next season. The Wide Receivers are young and talented and Curby4 will most likely look to get the ball to Mohamed Barrett and Benjamin Hampton when the game is on the line. On the Defensive side of the ball, most of the starters are young but, their potential is good and this defense will be dominant in the next couple of years. 9 of the 11 starters on defense will most likely be freshman and sophomores. Yes, this team is young but, the talent is there.
  6. I don't see a score, all I see is next season.
  7. By Scott Gray Since Week 13 started, the Cougars have been on a role winning both of their last two games and playing their best football all season. During Week 13, the Cougars picked up their second win of the year against the Connecticut Huskies in a final score of 31-20. However, they didn’t stop there as last Friday, they were able to beat Army in a close game with the final score being 23-21. Head Coach Curby4, was able to pick up his first and second win as head coach of the Cougars and I have to say that the team has looked pretty good the past two games. This season has made it tough to turn on the T.V. sometimes and watch Cougar football knowing that they weren’t playing their best but, the past two games have given me hope that our new head coach could be the right guy to build this program back up again. It is great to see the changes that Curby4 has made to the program, show progress in just six weeks and it makes me even more excited to see where Curby4 can take this program in the next couple of seasons. Hopefully Curby4 has made the best of this bye week and will get a win against SMU to finish the season. The good news is that the Cougars look to be heading in the right direction and hopefully the team and the fans can ride this small success into the 2023 season. Building on the success of the past two games, Let’s look at the recruits on the defensive side of the ball. 2023 Signed Recruits: Defense DE Eli Crawford (Wink, TX) DE Nasir Mims (New Roads, LA) We will start with the Defensive ends, both of which have a rating of 3.5 and will provide much needed talent to the position in the 2023 season. Eli Crawford is built like a brick house at 6 foot 7 and 274 pounds and could very well play Defensive Tackle, if needed. Heck this guy could probably walk on to the basketball team if he wanted to, he's just that athletic. I don't know what they were feeding this guy in Wink, Texas but, whatever it is, bring it to Houston because we could really use it! I think the scouts made a mistake on rating this guy, he is so explosive off the line and offensive lineman have a hard time stopping him. Coming from a small high school of just 166 students (you read that right) he received little offers from Division 1 programs but, this guy is like a diamond in the rough. I see him going beyond his rating if his head is in the right place when he arrives and he could have a couple of All-AAC selections to his name if his work ethic is phenomenal. What Eli Crawford makes up for in power, Nasir Mims makes up with his speed and there aren't a lot of QBs and RBs who can get by him. At 6 foot 2 and 243 pounds, his quickness off the line is what drew in Houston's recruiters and I think he could be a decent player at Houston, when it's all said and done. Both of these guys are talented at either slipping through the offensive line or blowing through it and rushing the Quarterback is what they are best at. I see Eli Crawford being put at the Right Defensive End spot and playing second string for a season until Gomda Boswell graduates in 2023 and then the job is all Crawford's. Nasir Mims on the other hand, may have to wait a little bit longer at the Left Defensive End spot because Kameron Waters seems to have the spot locked down for the next couple of seasons but, Mims could beat him out for the job. Left Defensive Ends DE Kameron Waters 6-6 262 Jr Huntsville (Huntsville TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Contain]DE Nasir Mims 6-2 243 Fr (Possible Redshirt) False River (New Roads LA) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Grant DeLong 6-0 254 Jr Bryan (Bryan TX) 2.5 of 2.5 [Contain]DE Leon Mulligan 6-5 246 Jr Irving (Irving TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blitz]DE Mohamed Elkins 6-4 235 So Killian (Miami FL) 1.0 of 2.5 [Contain] Right Defensive Ends DE Gomda Boswell 6-0 235 Sr Henrietta (Henrietta TX) 3.0 of 3.5 [Contain]DE Eli Crawford 6-7 274 Fr Wink (Wink TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Blitz] DE Devon Parham 6-1 248 Jr Eden (Eden TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Contain]DE Leon Mulligan 6-5 246 Jr Irving (Irving TX) 2.0 of 2.5 [Blitz] OLB Messiah Samuels (Joaquin TX) The highlight of this year's recruiting class has been Messiah Samuels. This guy is an Army All-American and is already well above where many of other Linebackers are in his class. He most likely will start right away at Houston and will add to this young group of Linebacker starters that the Cougars are building. By the time this Linebacker corps reaches their Junior and Senior seasons, they could very well be the best linebacker group in the AAC. I see Samuels starting at the Left Outside Linebacker spot and it should be exciting to see what this young linebacker group can do in 2023. Left Outside Linebacker OLB Messiah Samuels 6-1 216 Fr Joaquin (Joaquin TX) 2.0 of 4.0 [Coverage] OLB Jayden Rasmussen 6-3 239 (So) Ringgold (Ringgold LA) 2.0 of 3.5 [Coverage]OLB Jaden Lovett 6-2 243 Sr New Deal (New Deal TX) 3.0 of 3.0 [Coverage]OLB Gavin Trotter 5-11 215 Sr Roma (Roma TX) 1.5 of 1.5 [Coverage] CB Terrell Mayberry-Hatcher (Poteet TX) FS Javon Issac (Wylie TX) I chose to show the Cornerback and Free safety recruits together because the secondary positions on Houston's defense has continued to be a weakness that the team struggles with. Recruiting in the secondary has largely been a failure this year, as Houston was only able to get a 3 star CB and FS, after targeting 4 star players at both positions. Both Terrell Mayberry-Hatcher and Javon Issac are undersized for their positions at 5-9 and 5-10 respectively and have shown that they will need a lot of help if they want to compete for a starting job on this defense. However, these players do have purpose and they will make an impact on this team by providing depth to these positions and by showing off their speed on special teams. Recruiting in the secondary is something that Head Coach Curby4 needs to improve upon in the next couple of seasons if he wants to build a defense to compete against AAC teams. Lets see where Mayberry-Hatcher and Issac will fit in at their respective positions in the 2023 season. As you can see from the Cornerback position, it lacks both in talent and in depth and some free safeties may need to move to cornerback in the 2023 season. The free safeties have enough depth but, don't have a star at the position to lead the secondary. Cornerbacks CB Kareem Myrick 5-10 180 So Roscoe (Roscoe TX) 1.0 of 4.0 [Zone Coverage] CB Ronnie Iverson 6-2 202 (So) Anton (Anton TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Zone Coverage] CB Isaac Hunter 6-2 161 (Fr) St. Joseph (Brownsville TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] CB Terrell Mayberry-Hatcher 5-9 179 Poteet (Poteet TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] CB Ronnie Herron 5-11 164 Jr Sinton (Sinton TX) 2.0 of 2.0 [Man Coverage] Free Safeties FS Samir Joseph 5-10 199 (So) Pottsboro (Pottsboro TX) 2.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] FS Jeffrey Lundy 6-1 207 (Sr) Lawrence County (Moulton, AL) 3.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] FS Nathan Benton 6-0 198 (So) Paradise (Paradise TX) 2.0 of 3.0 [Zone Coverage] FS Javon Issac 5-10 209 Fr (Possible Redshirt) Wylie (Wylie TX) 1.0 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] SS Charles Drummond (DeLeon TX) SS Calvin Murphy (Irving TX) Looking at the strong safeties, Houston did a much better job at recruiting for the position, given the circumstances. Houston will lose their top two strong safeties to graduation after this season and will rely heavily on either Calvin Murphy or Charles Drummond to take over the starting position. Murphy is the favorite to start right away at 5-11 219 and having gone to a much larger high school than Drummond. However, Drummond has the potential to be better than Murphy because of his ability to shine in man coverage and go after interceptions that change the course of games. Drummond just needs better coaching to match his athleticism and I think he will redshirt in the 2023 season, while Murphy starts at strong safety. Strong Safety SS Calvin Murphy 5-11 219 Fr Irving (Irving TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Man Coverage] SS Charles Drummond 5-11 217 Fr (Possible Redshirt) DeLeon (DeLeon TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Man Coverage] SS Reginald Whitfield 6-0 180 Sr Johnson City (Johnson City TX) 1.5 of 1.5 [Man Coverage]SS Michael Petty 6-2 201 So Cook (Adel GA) 1.5 of 1.5 [Zone Coverage] Conclusion In conclusion, this defensive recruiting class isn't too bad. Sure, there are some holes in the secondary that will hurt Houston next season but, the Defensive line and linebackers are improving and I think this defense is moving in the right direction. All in all, I think Head Coach Curby4, did the best he could with what little time he had to prepare to recruit in the middle of the season and it will be interesting to see what he can do next season. Next Week, we will look at the 2023 Recruiting Class as a whole and get a better view of the overall picture of what next year's team will look like on paper. On the offensive side of the ball, Houston added a QB 3 star Bryan Baumann from Bryan, TX and a WR 3.5 star Amral Delmas (a teammate of Eli Crawford DE) from Wink, TX to end the 2023 recruiting season. Houston was also targeting 5 star WR Dominique Dixon up until the last week of recruiting but, failed to sign him.
  8. Curby4

    [2022] Week #14 - FNF

    Wow! That's two wins in a row baby! That's called a win streak lol.
  9. Looking to get involved in NFLHC. Please message me if you have a position opening. 

  10. Curby4

    [2022] Week #12 - FNF

    If there was a recruit draft, I would be in a great position to get a good draft pick right now
  11. Corner backs and Safeties will probably be my weakest spots next year since I lost a 4.0 star CB and FS in my first two weeks of crooting. Also kinda nervous about what my running backs will look like next year but, 2024 looks like a bowl year for sure! Maybe I will get lucky and pick up a good RB from JUCO.
  12. Intro Hello folks and welcome to the second episode of the Cougars Den! I am your host Robert Williams, along with our crew at Channel 21 News and our guests of the evening, Cougars Head Coach, Curby4 and our starting Senior Quarterback Rickie Shaffer. We are here at the Run N' Gun Sports Bar, tonight was $3 drafts and tomorrow will be 50 Cent Wing Night, so make sure to stop by! Following our first episode, the Cougars lost a well fought game to the Tulsa Hurricanes. We will go over more of the details of the game as we get into the question portion of the episode and Paw It Out! Robert: It was a tough loss against the Tulsa Hurricanes by a score of 20-23. What went wrong and how can you improve upon it against the Navy Midshipmen on Saturday? Curby4: Yea it was a tough first loss for me as a head coach and these guys really played hard the whole game and at the end of the day that it is all I can ask of these guys is to give 100% but, I think our main issue was not being able to stop them early in the game. They came out the first quarter and scored 17 points and I think that really pushed us back a little to begin the game. The rest of the game was just us trying to crawl back against a very good defensive team and although we were able to cut it close, we couldn't get in the end zone enough and get the win. Hopefully, this Saturday we will be able to get an early lead against Navy and set the tone for the rest of the game. Robert: With the Cougars being 1-6 and one loss away from missing a bowl game, it is very likely that the Cougars season will be over by Week 16. How far do you think this team is from competing for bowl eligibility? Curby4: Well, one thing I would like to point out is that aside from our starting QB and running back, this team is very young I believe that the future is bright for these young players and many of our starters are in fact freshman. By their Junior and Senior years, there is no doubt in my mind that these guys can compete at the highest levels and win lots of games in doing so. In recent years, there has been an uncertainty in the head coaching position and I made it clear my first day as head coach that I want to win here before I consider anything else. These players need a head coach they can rely on and I hope to be that guy. Robert: Speaking of the future, how is recruiting going? Curby4: Well since our last episode here, we have signed a 3.5 star Defensive End, a 3.5 star Running Back, a 3.0 star QB, and a 3.0 star Corner back. It has been a busy time working to recruit these guys and I hope they all have a lot of success here. However, we aren't done yet, there are still a lot of positions we need to fill and hopefully we can recruit a free safety and a wide receiver in the next couple of weeks. Robert: Who do you expect to be your team leaders, next year? Curby4: Well obviously, we expect all players to improve and help us win more games next year. However, on the offensive side of the ball, I expect our future starting QB Omar Workman to step up and lead this team to victory. On the defensive side of the ball, I expect ILB Marvin Pimentel and DT Christian Ponder to step up and make big plays for us next year. Robert: Alright Rickie, this is a question for you..... How have you been able to adjust to the many different head coaches that have came through Houston since your freshman season. Rickie Shaffer: Well, it wasn't really what I had in mind when I decided to play football here but, some things you just can't control and I have tried to just look past it and work to be the best Quarterback I can be. It has been a tough and long road here at Houston and as the season heads towards the last half, all I can really do is try to win as many games as I can in my time left at Houston. The next step after this season, is to try and show NFL scouts what I can do at the quarterback position. I know, I have what it takes to make it in the NFL and I want to show the scouts, what I am made of in these last couple of games. Robert: Any tips for current and future Houston Cougar football players? Rickie Shaffer: Just enjoy your time here and make the most of it. Hit the books and weight room everyday and listen to your coaches because they are only trying to make you better. We have some of the best facilities here at the University of Houston. Use them as much as you can. Robert: Alright it is about time to wrap up our show with the Question of the Week! This question is from HQ_COUGARS69 and she asks Rickie Shaffer, what is your favorite jersey color scheme? Rickie Shaffer: I like the classic White color scheme. At the end of the game, if my jersey isn't dirty, it is a good sign that my offensive line did a great job protecting me in the pocket. Robert: Alright folks! That about wraps up Episode 2 of the Cougars Den! We hope you enjoyed it?! Make sure to follow Channel 21 news on all social media platforms for all your local news and weather. I am your host Robert Williams, saying Goodnight and Go Cougs!
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