Four programs inside the state of Texas were ranked in the first USA Today Coach's Poll of the 2022 college football season.
Andre Ware. Bill Yeoman. The Coogs. Greg Ward Jr. David Klingler. #HTownTakeover. Wade Phillips. Ed Oliver. Shasta & Sasha. Jack Pardee. Hail Houston. This is Houston Cougar football.
Fielding a team for the first time in 1946, the Coogs have a remarkably steady and successful history, highlighted by two peak eras. First, the run 'n shoot era under head coach Jack Pardee and offensive coordinator John Jenkins that saw Andre Ware win the schools first and only Heisman Trophy behind a barrage of offensive numbers. Second, the current era that truly began with Art Briles, then Kevin Sumlin, Tony Levine, Tom Herman, Major Applewhite and now Dana Holgorsen – the historic Houston passing game is one of a kind.