It’s time for every other installment of the Cougar Mailbag
Q: But even so punter Dane Roy’s stellar efficiency this season, who else from this crew has been a standout? — Alan Barrier by the use of Fb
A: Offensive MVP: broad receiver Marquez Stevenson Defensive MVP: nickel Grant Stuard
Q: Who may be our 12th opponent in 2020? — @ElectricCoog
A: I will be able to suppose you imply for 2021? The non-conference agenda is ready for 2020 with Rice, BYU, Washington State and North Texas. There may be one spot closing for ‘21 after some agenda shuffling previous this yr. The AAC introduced the 8 convention video games for 2020-21 on Monday.
Q: This season has been abominable. President Renu Khator and board of regents chairman Tilman Fertitta stated we fireplace coaches for eight or nine wins. Is their place that this season is known as by means of Main Applewhite? Did he depart the cabinet naked? Does Holgerson have any culpability? — @KlitsasLoren
A: Relaxation confident that the disgruntlement of this season isn’t misplaced from the highest ranges of the management to train Dana Holgorsen. There are about $12 million causes (quantity of any buyout the primary two years) that may give Holgorsen time to construct his program. Have been expectancies too top to start the season? More than likely. Did the redshirts harm? Completely. Will Holgorsen have a variety of time to construct/turnaround issues? Sure. Houston isn’t ready to only trade coaches each few years. Glance what it has achieved simply in recent times. Now the drive dial will get grew to become up significantly if the redshirt plan backfires and the ones anticipated to go back come to a decision to head in different places.
Q: Taking into account his previous taking part in footy, which is terribly tough, would trainer Dana Holgorsen let (punter) Dane Roy make an look on offense? Together with his top, purple zone goal. — @GreatScottTx
A: Roy has mentioned at period about seeking to care for a frame that has long past during the grind in 4 years. He’s additionally 30. With professional possibilities imaginable — and stakes low — there is not any reason why to do the rest foolish and jeopardize his well being and long term.
Q: Are we able to continue to exist with out 3-point capturing in the way in which lately’s school recreation is performed? Turns out like which may be an issue for us this yr. — @SPMagill
A: After a coarse get started, the Cougars hit 13 in Tuesday’s comeback win over Rice. Marcus Sasser and Caleb Generators have proven to be essentially the most constant 3-point shooters all through the hole week and Quentin Grimes showcased his scoring possible with 32 issues. It could be unfair to have identical expectancies as in earlier years, however this workforce may just ultimately to find consistency from 3-point vary.
Q: Glorious to peer Trainer Yeoman, What number of scholarships does Dana have this yr for recruiting? — @BOBBYRYANTX
A: The precise quantity has been arduous to pin down. I’ve heard round 18. A mix of highschool, junior school and transfers will have to make up the category.
Q: What are our possibilities in opposition to Tulsa? — Pete Mayes by the use of Fb
A: Don’t let the 3-7 document idiot you. Tulsa has difficult, shut losses to Memphis and SMU however did beat UCF. That is no gimmie, particularly with the Cougars’ damage scenario. And it’s at the highway.
Q: What are expectancies for males’s tennis crew? — @JReysports
A: Identical as bowling, seaside volleyball and lacrosse.