The Houston Cougars are creating a lot of buzz in college football. They have been for the last last 12 months since Tom Herman took over as the head coach of the Coogs at the University of Houston. Partially due to the success of Herman and UH and partially with the school upgrading it’s facilities across the board the last 24 months UH is in consideration for leaving the American Athletic Conference and join the Big 12.
The University football team started the year ranked 13th & 15th in the country and currently ranked 6th and 7th respectively after handling at the time #3 in the country Oklahoma to open the season and then beating a tough Cincinnati team last week.
Head coach Tom Herman knows his team is making waves in College Football as they look to possibly get into the four-team College Football Playoff. But coach Herman told Tiki & Tierney on CBS Sports Radio 650 in Houston Wednesday that he believes the success the school has had on the field and in recruiting would hurt the school’s chances of getting into the Big 12 if the coachces and athletic directors had a say in it.
“Those decisions are made by presidents. They’re made by boards of regents. They’re not asking athletic directors and football coaches. I think if you left it up to the football coaches, absolutely, we wouldn’t have a chance in heck to get in the Big 12 because we’re already beating some of those teams on recruits here in our great city of Houston. We’re the hometown college football team of the third-biggest city in America, and there’s really good high school football, and it’s the eighth-largest TV market. So certainly if you’re an athletic director or a football coach, that probably worries you a little bit.”
Luckily for Herman and UH the decision isn’t solely made by the athletic directors and coaches and UH seems like a front runner to add power to the power five conference.