We weren't sure we'd even get to this point and sure don't have a clear idea where it'll finish, but in the last week of August we figured the time was right to preview the 2020 American Athletic Conference football season in all of its future, potential glory!
In addition we touch on other topics of import, such as:
- Cougar football getting a potential Friday night season opener
- Cougar Volleyball and Soccer officially being moved to the Spring by the AAC
- Friend of the Pawdcast and distinguished Cougar baseball alum Aaron Fletcher making his debut for the Seattle Mariners
- Cougar baseball releasing their 29-man incoming class, which we break down in detail.
The college sports big wigs may be still trying to figure out exactly what college sports are going to look like this year, but that didn't stop your Pawdcast hosts from making some bold predictions for every Cougar sport for the coming year. Will Cougar football play .500 ball in conference play? Will men's track return to being a top 5 program? Can baseball make it back to a regional? We've got all the answers (or some educated guesses, at any rate)
Sadly this past week saw the passing of Houston Cougar football coach Bill Yeoman, at the age of 92. We join those around Texas and around the world in both expressing sadness at Coach Yeoman's passing, and also sharing fond memories of the positive impact he made on the world around him.
We were also stunned this week to hear of current Cougar football player Sedrick Williams' heart complications as a result of COVID. And of course all of this happened against the backdrop of 4 FBS conferences postponing fall sports.
The silver linings from the past week included a big football addition and a Cougar making his professional debut!
For better or for worse, it sure looks like college sports are going to happen this fall. For the final episode of our 5th season, we take a look at what is currently known about the upcoming season, and what's still up in the air. We're talking scheduling for football and other fall sports, a possible breakdown in the economic food chain of college sports, and even giving the AAC some credit for a good decision.
Finally we took a look back at the season that was, the myriad highs and lows, and end with some fun (if you're a big nerd like us) stats about the original Houston Cougar athletics podcast. How many days worth of content have we produced? You'll have to listen to find out.