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Houston knows all too well the feeling of a dream season being ruined

It was only 10 years ago the 2011 Houston Cougars were only a CUSA Championship game win away from a BCS Bowl Berth. It would have been their first and also CUSA first BCS Bowl birth. The #7 ranked Cougars led by Case Keenum who seemed to be there forever got smoked by Larry Fedora and #24 Southern Miss 49-26 on their home field in Houston. The Cougars got the consolation prize of playing Penn St in Ticket City Bowl in old Cotton Bowl where they dominated Penn St 30-14 and finished the season ranked #14 at 13-1 but it could have been much more if they made that BCS Bowl.

I am sure they would love to repay the favor to Cincinnati on the road but this years Cougars might be one of the worst 11-1 #16 Coaches poll teams I have ever seen. We should have beaten them, Navy had them beat . SMU and South Florida also could have beat them so I would be pretty shocked if Cincinnati and a Coach like Fickell loses to Houston and crazy Holgorsen. It will be interesting to see what Houston does with Holgerson. 11-1 #16 would normally trigger an extension trying to lock down a coach but his first two years were lousy and this year has not looked pretty but 11-1 is 11-1. He was a very smart dude to put a clause in his contract about Houston getting promoted to a P5 Conference on his watch that triggered a $1 million bonus that he will be paid over the next two years and he is already paid $4 million which is more than some P5 coaches already and is the highest paid Houston coach in their history. He is certainly no Fickell and I think Cincinnati takes care of Houston in Championship game and makes the playoffs

(In response to this post by captain crunch)

Posted: 12/01/2021 at 05:27AM


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Cowboys moved right up on Bearcats’ rear -- ecupirate07 11/30/2021 11:43PM
  Or Iowa. Or Georgia. Likely Win and get in for Cincy. ** -- Hilby Pirates 12/01/2021 09:53AM
  Doubt it -- ecupirate07 12/01/2021 09:31AM
  If Ga beats Bama Cincy is in with a Houston win. ** -- captain crunch 12/01/2021 01:39AM

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