We're back to talk Houston's disappointing bowl performance against Fresno State, and give some initial thoughts about what next year's team might look like.
The Cougar men's hoops team picked up an important road win to finish the non-conference slate, and both the men's & women's team open AAC play this week.
The guys return and burn the "Midnight Oil" to do an in-depth, by position breakdown of the Houston Cougar football 2018 signing class so far. There's wonder as Dustin learns about monosyllabic Texas towns he was unaware of since becoming an adopted Texan and Sam dispenses the best advice for tweeting at recruits ("don't").
Reuniiiiited and it feels so good!! Both Dustin and Sam are back this week with a TON to discuss: the Hawaii Bowl and the Coogs' opponent: Fresno State, the Men's Basketball team losing a heart breaker at LSU and bouncing back at home and the women's basketball team losing to Rutgers but bouncing back at home.
Last but not least, the guys have an update for Case Keenum, who's had quite the week in what's been an incredible 2017 for everybody's fave Cougar QB in the pros.
The guys...wait, actually it's just Dustin as Sam has been cursed by shoddy Spectrum Internet. But Dustin bravely and ably returns to discuss an undefeated week for men's and women's shooty hoops teams.
There's also the return of beloved alum Chris Pezman to take over as Athletics Director for the departed Hunter Yurachek and the search for a new Football Offensive Coordinator after Brian Johnson's departure.
It was quite the eventful week for UH athletics, as the Cougar men's basketball team turned heads with its obliteration of Arkansas. Arkansas had its revenge, though, as they hired away Hunter Yurachek, leaving UH looking for a new head to its athletics department.
And of course, the Cougar football program found out its bowl destination, namely the Hawaii Bowl where it will face Fresno State.
Finally, we didn't forget the UH women's basketball team, which pulled off two more incredible comebacks to improve to 7-2 on the year!
The Cougar football team sent its seniors out the right way with a 24-14 win over Navy in the regular season finale. We talk about the win, where the program is at heading into bowl season, and of course your Four Word Reviews.
We also discuss head coaching changes around the AAC and the state of Texas, as well as UH basketball's win over Incarnate Word and impending showdown with Arkansas on Saturday.
With a stern resolve and healthy amount of disappointment, the guys return to the Internet's only UH podcast to discuss a tough 20-17 road loss to Tulane, while breaking down the game and what that means for the season. The guys also discuss: Cougar HOOPS' weird 2-1 weekend at the "paradise jam" and the week that was of AAC/State of Texas games.
Finally, the guys bring back friend of the pod Michael James of The Mid Report (navy.rivals.com) to discuss the 2017 Navy Midshipmen and how they match up with your Coogs. The guys also battle audio gremlins and preview the Thanksgiving week's slate of TX/AAC games.
Dustin and Sam return after the Cougar football bye week reinvigorated by the rest and chomping at the bit to discuss: Houston Cougar men's basketball beginning it's season with a dominant 81-53 win over McNeese. The guys also briefly touch upon the NCAA 1-game suspension of Rob Gray that is insane and petty even by the insane and petty standards the NCAA holds itself to.
Finally, the guys bring on frequent guest and #AACWestworld friend JP Gooderham of FearTheWave.com to discuss the Cougars' upcoming road trip to take on the improved and enigmatic Tulane Green Wave. The guys also discuss the week that was and will be of AAC and state of Texas football! It's amazing they got it all in just over an hour!
Dustin and Sam return to discuss a decisive 52-27 homecoming win over the ECU Pirates on an unseasonably hot Houston afternoon. The Cougar men's basketball team also is a topic of discussion as the shooty hoops season begins this Friday vs the McNeese Cowboys. The guys preview Friday's game and the season as a whole.
Finally, they also discuss Texas/AAC games of the week that was and the week to come, plus YOUR Four Word Reviews and #AskSamOrI questions.
WHAT... JUST...HAPPENED!? The guys go in-depth on a season-defining 28-24 road win over #17 USF and what that means for the rest of the Cougar football season. Also, the guys take a larger look at the 2017-18 AAC Men's Basketball season to come and talk this week's opponent: the ECU Pirates w/Clip Brock of Pirate Radio 1250 AM. FINALLY, they look at the week that was (and will be) of TX/AAC games, and do a Cougar Soccer/Coogs in the NFL update to round it out.
It's another week of Cougar football and once again the guys are left to process another absolutely spirit crushing loss. This time it was to the Memphis Tigers by way of allowing 42 2nd half points. The guys also preview this week's opponent: the USF Bulls with Dakotah Wilson of 247,
On a happier note the guys take their FIRST chance to talk the 2017-18 Cougar men's basketball team following an 81-78 exhibition win over the Baylor Bears. Also, Four Word Reviews were read and an immensely successful weekend of women's' sports (Volleyball, Soccer, Swimming & Diving) was discussed.
The guys talk about a no good, very bad football game that happened in Tulsa.
Also, they talk with Jonah Jordan of Tigers247.com about this week's opponent: the Memphis Tigers. They also find time for Four Word Reviews, AAC/State of Texas football and a Hoops/Case Keenum update!
For only the 6th time in 30 games since the Pawdcast's genesis, the guys return to talk about a Cougar football loss-- this time to Texas Tech. The guys recap the game, while discussing among other things: the offensive strategy (or lack thereof), a QB controversy and what to make of the defense's performance. The guys also read your Four Word Reviews!
Special guest, UH Cougar soccer coach Diego Bocanegra joins the Pawdcast (becoming the 1st UH coach to do so) and discusses coming to UH and his team's hot start.
Finally the guys talk to Matt Vender of OwlScoop.com about the Temple Owls football program and give their thoughts on this coming week's opponent. *Exhales* AAAAAAND the guys discuss Week 4/5 of AAC/TX teams pick 'em and some more Cougar sports odds n ends.
The guys revel in the Bayou Bucket staying in its rightful home with the Houston Cougars via a dominating 38-3 win, and hit all the high points. In addition the guys have on Zach Mason of VivaTheMatadors.com to preview Texas Tech Red Raiders football.
Other topics cover including but not limited to: summarizing week 3 of Texas/AAC Pawdcast Pick 'Em and picking Week 4 games, along with 4 star hoopster Nate Hinton committing to Cougar basketball and a Volleyball/Soccer update!
We're back to discuss UH's narrow, season-opening victory over Arizona - what went right, and what needs improvement going forward. Plus we break down the Coogs' upcoming showdown with Rice.
And of course we discussed our favorite of your #FourWordReviews, and talk about the week that was (and the week that is to come) in the AAC and around the state of Texas.
Sam and Dustin are back, talking about the destruction in Houston, and whether or not there will even be a football game this week. In case there is, we went ahead and previewed UTSA, with help from Jared of Underdog Dynasty.
We also took all of your #AskSamOrI questions and picked winners in games involving AAC and Texas teams.
Stay strong, Houston.
In perhaps the most action-packed episode EVER, Dustin and Sam return to preview American Athletic Conference football team by team. To help preview the AAC, Clayton Trutor from Downthedrive.com joins to preview the AAC and give predictions. The guys also make their own bold season predictions for the 2017 Cougar Football season.
FINALLY, we answer listener questions, talk about the Isaiah Chambers addition to UH football and talk about the beginning of Cougar soccer and volleyball.
The guys discuss the Cougar football offense, from how much improvement we'll see from the offensive line, to what Kyle Allen brings to the Coogs, to what to expect from new OC Brian Johnson. We also take questions from our listeners and discuss Cougar soccer opening the (exhibition) season.
The guys return to discuss an underappreciated figure in the pantheon of Houston Cougar athletics: former UH baseball coach (and alum) Rayner Noble. In addition to bringing their own research and perspective, the guys talked to former Cougar players under Noble: Duncan McAdoo, Jarrod Bitter, Hyung Cho and Taylor White.
Also, the guys discuss the additions of an intriguing pair of transfers to the Men's Basketball program!
Dustin and Sam return for their 52nd episode and 1st ever stab at their own custom Houston Cougar sports trivia game: Jeo-PAW-rdee. Our 2 esteemed guests: Jacob and Kyle, battle it out for supremacy and a free meal with the guys. Listen and play at home!
Finally, the guys have a few baseball tidbits to close the episode.
The guys return for their 3rd and final installment of the Pawdcast's: A Brief History of College Football. They pick up in the 1960s where an upstart college in Southeast Texas broke social barriers and defied college football convention for the next several decades. Other topics include; Amateurism vs College Athletes, How We Got the BCS, Influential College Football Offensive Schemes and a Ketric Sanford related pun among many others!
The guys return for part two of their CFB History series, where they pick up in the early 20th century and work their way through that era, including an upstart southeast Texas University joining the college football world.
In part 1 of a series, Dustin and Sam dive into the history of college football, trying to figure out how a mob of people playing proto-soccer in 1869 turned into the game we love today.
Sam and Dustin are joined by Joseph Duarte and Jeremy Branham to recap the 2016-17 year, and take a look forward to next year. Plus the guys talk about the MLB draft, Frank Anderson leaving the baseball program, and the football recruiting explosion!
Sam and Dustin are back to hand out the first annual Paw-scar Awards for the best in UH athletics over the 2016-17 year, plus they assign a letter grade to each and every UH athletics program for the year that was.