We talked about an EIGHTH Cougar win in a row!
This one featured 2 return TDs (by the losing team) and a 97 yard TD run. So, it was your typical, ho-hum affair when UH and USF took to the gridiron last Saturday night. But we figured we'd find a way to talk about the game, read your 4 Word Reviews, and also take a look around the country towards the week 10 CFB slate.
What better way to end the weekend and begin the new week than a Cougar football post-victory react show? Hopefully you answered that question with "nothing".
We dived into everything we liked from a comprehensive, Friday night 45-10 victory by UH football over the Tulsa Golden Hurricane and takeaways as 7 more regular season games loom.
PLUS, your Four Word Reviews and taking in a chaotic week 5 in the AAC, Big 12 and college football world at large.
You may have noticed we didn't have time for a Cougar football instant react episode this past weekend, so it's time to cram everything into one MEGA EPISODE!
A full breakdown of Houston's underwhelming comeback victory over Navy? Check. In-depth preview of this Friday's game against Tulsa, complete with guest expert Ryan from the Golden Hurricast? Check and check.
We've also got Cougar volleyball opening conference play, UH soccer facing two huge road tests this week, women's Cross Country picking up a W, plus golf and tennis!
The boooooooys are back in toooooown again, with a conference realignment development that finally breaks in a positive direction for the Coogs, as the programs look to be on an imminent collision course with long time geographic neighbor and subject of ire: the Big 12.
Plus, recapping a very frustrating and not unfamiliar collapse as Cougar football loses their opener 38-21 to the Texas Tech Red Raiders, AND a busy week 1 slate in the AAC and College Football.
In the penultimate episode of season 6, we've got four Cougar sports with some significant news
-Baseball sees Robert Gasser drafted in the 2nd round by the Padres, as well as Kyle Lovelace and Steven Rivas signing pro contracts, but also got some good news on the returning talent front
-Softball reboots its pitching staff, taking in a pair of intriguing D1 transfers with ace potential.
-Women's golf sees one transfer out, one transfer in, and some big news in terms of who's all returning
-Cougar men's hoops saw Brison Gresham transfer across the street to TSU, and is currently in the hunt for several highly-rated recruits
Holy crap you guys, Carl freaking Lewis, the greatest damn athlete of the 20th century bar none (and current UH assistant track coach) came on and broke down Houston's chances in this week's National Championships. We also talked some big picture program stuff, and got his thoughts on how track and field needs to evolve in the future.
PLUS Armoni Brooks is staying in the NBA draft. We cover all the implications for next year's team, and even look at a former Longhorn who might take his place.
NOT TO MENTION football added 3 transfers this week, all 3 of whom are likely to see the field. We took a look at how much work this staff has put in plugging holes on the 2019 roster.
AND AS A CHERRY ON TOP, we recorded the last half of the episode on a brand new recording system, thanks to our badass Patreon supporters, to whom we are eternally grateful.
Tech passed for a lot of yards, we drove up for it and bring ourselves to talk about it and how maybe all hope isn't lost.
Dustin and Sam return to talk a challenging week for the baseball team, including reviewing a tough 1-3 week vs Sam Houston State and UCF, as well as previewing a HUGE conference roadie to UConn where we talk with our good friend Shawn McGrath of TheUConnBlog.com.
The guys are now both back in the 'Terra Firma' of Texas to discuss in review the best Cougar men's basketball season in 34 years, reviewing the season that was and taking a look ahead at the future of this team. In addition the guys take a look at the women's basketball team's WNIT exit to South Dakota and what the future of that program looks like after Ronald Hughey's first 'proof of concept' season.
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 Cougar baseball team blows a couple leads to fall into a 5-way tie for 1st place in the AAC. Tyus Bowser, Howard Wilson and Brandon Wilson all hear their names called in the NFL draft. Plus softball has a good weekend and both golf teams finish their regular seasons.
Dustin and Sam return to bemoan a tough 78-75 loss to the Akron Zips in the NIT to end the 2016-17 Houston Cougar's mens baseball season. The guys discuss the prospects of the Cougar hoopsters going forward, with a look at incoming signees/recruits. Also the guys laugh in the general direction of SMU Mustangs basketball. On a happier note also the guys talk a dominant 4-0 week of Cougar baseball, including Jake Scheiner's unbelievable week. The guys also take a look ahead at a challenging week that includes road trips to UL-Lafayette and UC-Irvine.
The guys return for their SECOND episode this week, breaking down National Signing Day and the 2017 Houston Cougar football recruiting class. There's also discussion of Wednesday's night's 82-64 victory over the UCF Knights.
Sam and Dustin talk Houston's 1-1 week with a win over ECU and a loss to UCF. Plus they preview a pivotal week for UH with upcoming games against Memphis and SMU.
Dustin and Sam return with Cougar HOOPS talk heading into the AAC opener and bring on Pawdcast veteran Aman Kidwai of TheUConnBlog.com to talk conference opener. The guys also discuss Major Applewhite's first new hires to the UH Cougar Football coaching staff. Finally, there's nothing this show loves more than a little hardball and the guys briefly talk 2017 AAC Baseball pre-season projections.
With great sadness, Dustin and Sam put to bed another Houston Cougar football season. The guys discuss a frustrating 34-10 Las Vegas Bowl loss to San Diego State and review a strange 2016 football season. In addition they look ahead to the 2017 football schedule and OF COURSE talk some Houston Cougar HOOOOOOOOPS.
The guys return after traveling many miles to watch Saturday's Houston Cougars' 38-16 shellacking at the hands of the SMU Mustangs with some thoughts and lots of sports sadness. The guys also look ahead to the UCF Knights and the week of AAC action. Finally there's also positive vibes about the Houston basketball program's pre-season projections.
BONUS EPISODE! The guys get angry (and briefly a little R rated) at the Big 12 non-expansion and what that means to the University of Houston.
Dustin and Sam return for their 2nd episode of the week to preview this Saturday's opponent: the Naval Academy Midshipman. To that end the guys talked to Mike James of the Mid Report and give their own thoughts on the latest Cougar opponent (along with some Hurricane related storytime).
Sam and Dustin revel in Houston's dominant victory over Oklahoma, as well as previewing the Lamar game with Danny Shapiro of the Beaumont Enterprise and taking a critical look at the recently-released UH basketball schedule.
With endorsements coming in left and right, UH is suddenly the front runner to join the Big 12. Sam and Dustin break down what it all means.
Sam and Dustin recap the season that was for Cougar baseball, as well as taking a look forward to the 2017 team. Then they discuss the Baylor Scandal with BU alum Austin Staton of The Weekly Brew.