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Dustin and Sam talk all things Houston Cougars sports, with a smattering of American Athletic Conference, general college sports talk and bad puns from time to time.

Dustin and Sam talk all things Houston Cougars sports, with a smattering of American Athletic Conference, general college sports talk and bad puns from time to time.

Dustin and Sam talk all things Houston Cougars sports, with a smattering of American Athletic Conference, general college sports talk and bad puns from time to time.
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Dustin and Sam talk all things Houston Cougars sports, with a smattering of American Athletic Conference, general college sports talk and bad puns from time to time.






436: UH Survives 62-Foul Game for 2 Road Wins; Track is Heating Up!

In the time it takes you to read this episode description, you have just been whistled for two fouls by the officials from the Houston-USF game on Saturday evening. But no worry, Kelvin Sampson's team picked up a pair of road wins this week to improve to 18-1 on the year, including Sampson's 600th career victory. And for good measure the women's hoops team went on the road and picked up a win, as well. Plus, #HTownSpeedCity is starting to heat up, with the Cougars setting a program record...


435: Coogs "Tied Up" by Temple; Football Staff Takes Shape

JOHN GAFFNEY! There we got it out of our system. We return to talk about an eventful week of Cougar men's basketball that featured at long last the first loss. However, the balance of that team's week featured lots of positives too and we talk about all of it. Plus, Dana Holgorsen's staff starts to take some shape and in detail we discuss the latest assistant hires. Women's basketball has a 2-0 week where they survive road tests, being shorthanded AND break an unhappy streak. AND BUDDY DO...


434: Everything is Awesome!

We have to admit, we're not used to being this optimistic about Cougar athletics. Men's hoops opened conference play with a couple of comfortable wins to stay undefeated, Dana Holgorsen was officially announced as UH head football coach (and is reportedly bringing Tyron Carrier with him, and poaching an assistant from Mack Brown), Todd Whitting got an extension, the Track program installed a game-changing facilities upgrade...IS THIS REAL LIFE?


433: You Say Good Bye, I Say HOLGO

Emergency podcast! The boys are back in tooooooown again to discuss the impending hire of current West Virginia U head coach Dana Holgorsen as Cougar Football head coach, what that means to them and how it reflects the general ambition of UH athletics as a whole. It's a real treat to talk about, y'all!


432: Major Receives Discharge

After a seemingly endless period of speculation, the University of Houston fired Major Applewhite on Sunday. Not only that, but before the firing was even complete, rumors were already abounding with former UH coordinators like Dana Holgorsen and Kliff Kingsbury being mentioned as possible replacements. So with our last episode of 2018 we're breaking everything down, from the timing of the move, to who the best replacement candidates are. Also, in case you haven't noticed, the Cougar men's...


431: What's the opposite of pitching a shut out? Briles Exit/Applewhite Uncertainty

Giving up 70 points and losing by the most points in bowl game history makes liars out of us and we talk a bunch about an Armed Forces Bowl that was pretty dang bad. Kendal Briles (and probably Randy Clements) shockingly leave for other jobs and we talk about that in the context of what's looking like a shockingly uncertain future for Major Applewhite. But hey we have some positive things to talk about with the 2019 signing class and winning weeks for Cougar men's basketball and women's...


430: All We Do is Win at Hoops; Armed Forces Bowl Preview

It was a dramatic week on the hardwood, with the Cougars rallying past LSU in a frenzied Fertitta Center, and winning a rock fight in the closing seconds against St. Louis. We cover it all, as well as Thursday's match-up against a sneaky good Utah State team. Plus, the Armed Forces Bowl is upon us. Sal Interdonato joins us to break down the match-up between Army and what's left of Major Applewhite's squad. Throw in a little women's hoops, an awkward "Merry Christmas", and a cameo by...


429: TOP 25 HOOOOOPS (+ A BIg Week), Coordinator(s) Moving

After a seemingly interminable 8 days away from spitting hot takes on the microphone, the guys return to discuss a big week for Cougar basketball which saw a 63-53 road win over Oklahoma State and a return to the top 25! There's also coordinators a moving in Cougar football as the guys discuss the seemingly impending Kendal Briles departure and a new name connected to the defensive coordinator opening. Plus we talked Cougar women's hoops grand opening at the Fertitta Center and Track &...


427: Memphis Misery, D'Onofrio's Departure, Blasting BYU

After an extremely eventful week of Houston Cougar sports, the now 100% strep throat free Pawdcast tackles a game effort but tough regular-season ending loss to Memphis. The game itself is discussed along with the now-concluded regular season. Staying with football, we also discuss the dismissal of Mark D'Onofrio and the long term prospects of the Cougar defense. But there's some positive news! Cougar men's basketball received their first test in the form of the BYU Cougars in Provo and...


426: How the West (Might) Be Won; Coog-vs-Coug Hoops

It's a Dustin solo episode (feel better soon Sam) and it's the last game of the Cougar football regular season, with everything coming down to one game for the AAC West. In Houston's way stand the smack-talking Memphis Tigers. With D'Eriq out, and Ed returning, what are the odds the Cougars pull one out? On the hardwood, Kelvin Sampson's squad is 3-0, and getting its first big test of the year with a roadtrip to BYU to face the other Cougars. And on the women's side, UH looks to bounce back...


425: Houston Checkmates Tulane, But Loses King

In a game that left us scrambling to look up the definition of a Pyrrhic victory, the Cougars came out with an A-effort on both sides of the ball, and kept their AAC West title hopes alive with a blowout win over Tulane. But unfortunately, Thursday's game also saw D'Eriq King tear his meniscus, meaning he's out for the rest of the year. We're here to break it all down, including what to expect from a Clayton Tune-led offense going forward. And of course we didn't forget your...


424: Tulane (W/JP Gooderham) and the Existential Dread Episode

Well, it's come to this: with 2 regular season games left any hope of a division title and resulting glory rides on a Thursday night showdown with the Tulane Green Wave and we brought on our good friend JP Gooderham of for a SIXTH time to discuss the Tulane Green Wave. In addition, the guys lean fully into the existential dread of Cougar Football at the moment and the remaining season such as it is.


423: Temple of Doom and BASKETBALL IS HERE

The bad news is we have to talk about a Cougar football loss that featured a frighteningly familiar slow start on offense and a nonexistent defense, this week to the surging Temple Owls. But the good news is we not only discuss the football game (+your Four Word Reviews) but we get the happier task of discussing the opening game(s) for Cougar men's and women's basketball.


419: The Stunning of the Bulls

It's D'Eriq King's world, and we're all just living in it. We're back to bask in the glow of an offensive performance for the ages from Houston's dynamic QB, leading the Coogs to ruin USF's perfect season for the 2nd year in a row. We trot out all the superlatives we can think of for #4, as well as give the defense credit for responding in a game without Ed Oliver against a high-powered offense. Of course we read the best of your #FourWordReviews, as well as taking a quick look at results...


418: Hitting the Bull-et Points: USF Preview

It's USF game week, so we're previewing Houston's first conference game against a team with a detectable pulse. As the undefeated Bulls make their way to TDECY Stadium, we check in with our friends from The Daily Stampede/The Bulluminati Podcast for the lowdown on why that undefeated record may be deceiving, how the match-ups will shake out on Saturday, and why a school in the central part of Florida came to be called South Florida. Plus, Case Keenum and the Broncos pick up a big win,...


417: Cougars drop anchor and then points

In as instant a react as can be managed, the boys are back to discuss a decisive win in the former 'house of horrors' that was Annapolis. In addition, your Four Word Reviews are read and we even manage to find some time to discuss week 8 on the whole.


416: Can Coogs Contribute to Navy's Blues?

For the third straight week, it's a conference game against a team that's struggling. In this case it's Navy, so of course we spoke to Michael James of for the lowdown on why that option offense just isn't optioning right. We also hit the big AAC East showdown of the coming week, Case Keenum hearing boos in Denver, Cougar soccer having a critical week against top competition, and much more.


415: Cougar Defense Keelhauls ECU

Did you miss Houston's 42-20 win over ECU on Saturday because you were watching the Astros? You're not alone. And that's why we're here. Dustin and Sam flew all the way out to East Carolina (fun fact: East Carolina is not a state) to watch the Cougars flip the script and dominate the Pirates with a strong defensive performance, while the offense sputtered. We're breaking down how Ed Oliver and company got things righted, and what the offense (and the team as a whole) needs to improve on as...


414: Can ECU Surprise, or Will the Coogs Cruise?

It's ECU game week, which means that Sam and Dustin are asking the question, are we going to see the version of the Pirates that knocked off UNC, or the one that just got obliterated by Temple? We're talking to 5-time guest Clip Brock of Pirate Radio 1250 about East Carolina's odds of pulling an upset on the suddenly AAC West-leading Cougars. We also took the pulse of the AAC (including a huge UCF-Memphis showdown this coming week), discussed the latest results from Cougar soccer (who was...


411: Ocean of So-this is what you get playing a SWAC school, A Hoops Commit

Eschewing temporarily their twice-a-week schedule, the boys return to look back on whatever meaning can be squeezed from a 70-14 Cougar football win over Texas Southern, including your Four Word Reviews. There's a new basketball commitment, which the guys discuss Marcus Sasser and the big picture roster building strategy of Cougar hoops. Not to be missed, the guys also discuss Cougars in the NFL and the opening weekends of Volleyball and Soccer (+ a look ahead at their weeks to come).