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  1. 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
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    [2022] Week #11 - Saturday Afternoon

    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.
  3. 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!
  4. Base starting skills Offense: 10 Defense: 10 Special Teams: 10 Clock Mgmt: 10 Discipline: 10 Youth Mgmt: 10 CFBHC Career: Houston Cougars (2022-present) NFLHC Career: N/A Achievements: N/A
  5. By Scott Gray It is Week 10 of the College Football Season and it has largely been a tough year for the Houston Cougars. Early in the season the Cougars struggled to get their offense rolling, averaging only 12.6 points per game and losing to Clemson, Central Michigan, and UCF in the process. After a tough 0-3 start, the Cougars picked up their first win against Tulane and the Cougars offense seemed to pick up a bit in a 38 to 21 win. However, following the win the Cougars seemed to struggle defensively and gave up 31 points to Memphis and 34 points to Rice, both resulting in losses for the Cougars. After a 1-5 start to the 2022 season, former head coach @noodlz2 left Houston for the University of California and was replaced by our current head coach Curby4. Curby4 had his first game as head coach of the Houston Cougars last Friday and it resulted in a 23-20 loss against a good Tulsa team. The question is still out on if Curby4 will be successful here at Houston but, today we will look at the current recruits that have signed to the University of Houston and where they could possibly fit on the depth chart in the 2023 season. We will provide the signed recruits on the offensive side of the ball this week and in Week 13, give you the recruits on the defensive side of the ball. We will also give you a final update in Week 16. Lets hope this 2023 Recruiting Class is a good one! 2023 Signed Recruits: Offense Kieran Bertrand QB (Port Neches-Groves, TX) Our first recruit is a Quarterback out of Port Neches-Groves High School, Kieran Bertrand. Bertrand was not on our radar for the beginning of the year and Curby4 was able to sign him in just two weeks. Recruiters have questioned if Quarterback is the best position for Bertrand, as he has struggled to throw the ball all throughout high school. Many recruiters have wondered if he would be better suited to play RB or WR in college because of his speed and elusiveness that has benefited his high school team when running the option. However, if there are only three Quarterbacks on the Houston roster next year it is likely that Bertrand might see some playing time and maybe even compete for the starting job in his freshman season. Currently it looks as if Omar Workman will win the starting job in 2023, as he has shown he is the best all-around QB but, ultimately the starting Quarterback will be decided by head coach Curby4 and the offensive scheme he picks for 2023. Hopefully, Workman will have two great years in Houston and cause trouble for opposing defenses both in the air and on the ground. 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 (Port Neches-Groves, TX) 2.5 of 3.0 [Scrambling] RB Antonio Switzer (Pasadena, TX) RB Mamadou Mayberry (Poteet, TX) Next up are the Running Backs, Antonio Switzer and Mamadou Mayberry. Switzer and Mayberry have both been on our radar since the beginning of the season and while we hoped to get just one of these talented running backs, we got both and they will compete against one another for playing time in the 2023 season. Both are speed backs that can very well make a name for themselves on Special Teams, returning punts and kickoffs. In looking at the depth chart for running backs in 2023, there are many questions that need to be answered before the start of next season. Current running back William Amos will leave a big hole to fill in the running game because older running backs Burton and Scruggs have lacked the ability to be make an impact and younger running backs Hester, Switzer, and Mayberry still have a lot to improve upon. I think Senior Javier Burton will earn the starting nod, as head coach Curby4 will look to run the ball down the middle and open the passing and outside running game. However, Curby4 could rely on one of the young running backs to step up and use their speed in the run game. It will be interesting to see which of these running backs steps up in 2023 and wins the starting job. Running Backs 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] RB Antonio Switzer 5-10 210 Fr (Possible Redshirt) Pasadena (Pasadena, TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] RB Mamadou Mayberry 6-1 209 Fr (Possible Redshirt) Poteet (Poteet, TX) 1.0 of 3.5 [Speed] In conclusion, it looks like Omar Workman will very well be the starting quarterback in 2023, his potential is well above Usher Erickson and Kieran Bertrand. However, both Bertrand and Erickson may very well get a chance to prove themselves if Workman fails to get the job done in 2023. At the running back spot, it is wide open and I could see any one of these running backs competing for the starting spot. There is a lot of potential here in looking at the running back position and I think 2023, will mostly be about finding the running back that rises above the rest. Recruiting on the offensive side of the ball isn't over yet, as Curby4 looks to sign a Wide Receiver and possibly another Quarterback in the next couple of weeks.
  6. Intro Hello and welcome to the first episode of our local sports TV show, The Cougars Den! I am your host Robert Williams, alongside our crew at Channel 21 News and our guest of the evening Curby4, the new Head Coach of the Houston Cougars! Our goal of this show is to update Cougar fans on what exactly goes on in a week of college football and how Curby4 prepares his team to face it's opponent, week in and week out. We will update you on any injury reports, game plans, committed or signed recruits, and any other updates that contain Houston Cougars football. Along the way we will get to know the new Head Coach Curby4 and we hope to bring current players and opposing coaches to the show as well! The show will be held here, on campus at the Run N' Gun Sports Bar and (excluding bye weeks) will air every Wednesday at 11 pm on Channel 21. Most of the show will be mostly Question and Answer based and the last Question will be from a Houston Cougar fan on social media and will be known as our "Question of the Week". If you miss the live coverage on Wednesday, be sure to tune in to our replay of the show, Thursday afternoon at 3 pm. So! Without further ado, lets Paw It Out! Robert: Welcome Curby4, I hope everything has been well, with settling in Houston and meeting your new team! Curby4: Thank you! You know it really has been an easy process for my family and I. We have really enjoyed Houston and everyone has just been so welcoming through this whole process! Robert: Alright, lets get to it! Tell us about your previous experience and your journey that brought you to being head coach of the Houston Cougars? Curby4: Most of my football background started from my home state of North Carolina. I played football for the ECU Pirates from 2006 to 2009, under head coach Skip Holtz. I wasn't a very good football player in college but, I was able to make the right connections and land a job as a Graduate Assistant at South Florida from 2010 to 2011. In 2012, I became the Wide Receiver Coach for Texas A & M and stayed there until 2014. After 2014, I became the Quarterbacks coach at Tulane from 2015 to 2016 and then became the QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the East Carolina Pirates from 2017 to 2018. Most recently, I had been the QB Coach and Offensive Coordinator for the NC State Wolfpack, since 2019. Robert: Any other positions that you considered before taking this job? Curby4: Yes! I had received an offer from Appalachian State to be their Head Coach and it was a difficult decision to reject a job in my home state but, my family and I felt that the University of Houston was the best environment for me to be able to succeed as a coach. Robert: What swayed you? Curby4: Meeting with the Athletic Director of the University of Houston and the Commissioner of the AAC was an important factor in making my decision. I truly believe that the AAC has the ability to compete with the Power 5 conferences in college football. Texas is also a hotbed for recruits and I wanted a challenge in bringing in recruits to Houston. There are so many good football programs here in Texas and I want Houston to be considered one of the best! The final thing that swayed me, is the University of Houston has tremendous resources and facilities that not only attract recruits to the university but, help our current players improve in the classroom and on the field. Robert: How have you prepared the team for Tulsa on Friday? Curby4: First of all, Tulsa has a great team and beating them will be no easy task. However, I believe we have made enough changes in our scheme and game plan to compete with Tulsa on Friday and get the win. Our team may not have the record that we had hoped for right now but, I have no doubt the players will give 100 percent on Friday. Robert: How is recruiting going? Curby4: Recruiting is going well, I've just recently talked to a lot of the recruits that have already signed and they feel comfortable with me as the new head coach. We currently have 6 recruits signed, with the 6th one signing this Sunday and we are looking at signing a QB, FS, WR, and a Corner-back in the near future. Robert: What about future scheduling? What college football teams do you plan on scheduling in the future? Curby4: Well... I haven't had the chance to look at our schedule in 2023 yet but, I plan on scheduling out of conference games with college football teams around the state of Texas. I want to show our fans and future recruits that we can compete with some of the top programs in Texas and I want both our fans and players to take great pride in beating home state teams. Robert: Alright it is about that time to wrap up the show with our Question of the Week! This question is from I_LIKE_BIG_COUGS24 and he asks, who is your favorite Houston Cougar of all time? Curby4: That's easy! It has to be Joel King, he was such an impact player for the Houston Cougars and its great to see him continue his success for the Cincinnati Bengals. Robert: Alright folks! That about wraps it up. I hope you enjoyed our first episode of The Cougars Den!? Make sure to follow Channel 21 News for your latest updates on local news and weather! I'm your host Robert Williams, saying Goodnight and Go Cougs!
  7. Good evening everyone! It is a pleasure to be in the great state of Texas and to be a part of the University of Houston! I know that some Houston Cougar fans might have preferred a Texas native through this hiring process but, I am here to tell you that I not only plan on recruiting heavily in the state of Texas but, I also plan to schedule multiple Texas colleges to play in the near future. I not only want to play in conference schools like SMU and Rice but, I also want to reach out to the non-conference schools like TCU, Texas Tech, Texas, Texas A&M, and Baylor and schedule games with them. When considering this job it became very important to me that I wanted to build the program up from the state of Texas, bringing in talented recruits and playing competitive Texas colleges in the process. It is important that this football team not only brings pride to the University of Houston but also brings pride to the great state of Texas. The fans, boosters, current and future players deserve to remain in the state in which they live and we must build a program that is successful enough to bring in every fan and recruit within Texas. The Big 12 and SEC are considered the two best conferences in Texas, but it is our responsibility as a coaching staff to compete with teams in both of these conferences and show recruits and fans that the AAC and the Houston Cougars are here to stay. Changes will need to be made and at the end of the season I fully plan to introduce a offensive scheme that I hope will be as popular as the Run n' Gun here once was. Changes will also need to be made on the defensive side of the ball. To the current players on the team, I know that for many of you (especially the Seniors) this is not what you expected coming into the season. 1-5 is a rough start and know many of the Seniors wanted a bowl game coming into the season. However, I don't want us to get discouraged in accomplishing our goals and I want us to continue to persevere no matter what our record is at the end of the season. The Seniors, of which I met with many of you yesterday are a great group of people. You are the leaders of this team and I know when you leave this University, you will continue to do great things throughout the world. To the Juniors and underclassmen, the work starts today, it is time to start studying the new schemes that I will put into effect next year and hit the weight room! I see a lot of future talent in this program, Omar Workman (QB), Mohamed Barrett (WR), Benjamin Hampton (WR), Christopher Ponder (DT), Johnny Falk (DT), and Marvin Pimentel (ILB), these guys are the future of this program. Finally, to the recruits that have already signed to the University of Houston.......STAY! I know you may feel unsure about the coaching situation here but, I will prove to you that I put my recruits and my team first on my list of priorities. I want to build a family here, who's main goal is not only to win games but, to win in practice, in the classroom and to win in the future after college. The University of Houston is the third largest university in the state of Texas and man... is this campus beautiful. The housing is a lot better than what I stayed in during college and the university has great programs in both engineering and business. The city of Houston is also great, we have the Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center and great sports teams like the Astros, Texans, and Rockets. This program will succeed and recruits, you do not want to miss out on the success we will have here! I think that is about it..... any questions?
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    1. Please list your email address and/or your reddit username at which you can be contacted. curbyclark828@gmail.com 2. Before continuing, please thoroughly read the coaching course and feel free to ask questions. Confirm that you have read the coaching course by writing "Confirmed" below. Confirmed 3. What team do you want to coach? Houston Cougars 4. Please select two backup teams (in descending order of preference) in case your first choice is unavailable. Kentucky Wildcats South Dakota State Jackrabbits 5. In three or more sentences, tell us a little about yourself. How old are you, what do you do, where are you from, why would you be a good fit here, etc. I am 21 and a college student at NC State. I am studying Political Science and considering going to law school. I am from Eastern North Carolina (pretty close to the coast) and I think I would be a good fit here because I have played multiple college football games and have been around football for most of my life. 6. This site can be as time consuming as you want it to be. Weekly duties can be completed in 30 minutes or less, however interacting with your fellow players throughout the week makes it more enjoyable for most people. Approximately, how much free time do you have during a typical week? Usually I have a good amount of free time on my hands. I am usually free during nights on weekdays and I am often free for most of the day on weekends. Roughly, I would say I am free from 6pm to midnight on the weekdays and often free all day and night on weekends. 7. Losing games is an inevitable reality on this site, especially when accepting newer teams. Do you believe you can handle losing? Disappointment is expected, however we have had issues with people freaking out, and even leaving the site because of losing. I am fine with losing. I played and have cheered for many teams that have sucked and I have grown used to it. Being used to losing has sometimes become the norm but, in the words of the Office character Kevin Malone: "it's just nice to win one". In all honesty, I am just here to have fun and enjoy being a part of a college football game. 8. How did you find out about this site? If recommended by a friend, please post his/her username I googled College Football Simulation game and this is what popped up.
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    What's up everybody, my name is Curby and I am from North Carolina. I am currently attending NC State, so that makes me a big Wolfpack fan and it also means I am used to disappointment because of our tendency to lose games we shouldn't. I also root for the San Diego Chargers and New England Patriots. This site looks interesting so I just wanted to see if I could get more involved in college football games (NCAA Football is getting kinda old).
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