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The Miami Beach Bowl has been moved to Frisco, Texas, and will now be known as the Frisco Bowl.

Frisco is a suburb of north Dallas. The game will be played at Toyota Stadium, which has a capacity of 20,500. Same stadium where the FCS National Championship Game is played. The newly-christened Frisco Bowl will see an AAC team play against a conference-to-be-determined outfit on December 20 at 8 PM EST.
May 23 - 6:52 PM

Auburn redshirt senior G Deon Mix transferred to Houston as a graduate.

Mix will be eligible to play immediately with the Cougars during the coming season. A former three-star recruit, the 6-foot-4, 301-pounder worked in a backup capacity while at Auburn. He appeared in six games, three of them during the past campaign. Consider him a depth add for HC Major Applewhite.
May 19 - 2:13 PM

Houston redshirt junior RB Duke Catalon rushed for six yards on two carries in the team's spring game.

Reading too much into spring numbers is never advised, but Colorado transfer Patrick Carr received 15 carries to Catalon's two in the spring game and out-rushed him 122 yards to six. The 5-foot-11, 210-pound Catalon struggled with injuries this past season, rushing for 528 yards and three touchdowns while averaging just 3.6 YPC over the course of nine games played.
May 16 - 10:46 PM

Houston sophomore RB Patrick Carr rushed for 122 yards and a touchdown in the team's spring game.

Not the best of signs for the oft-injured Duke Catalon, who started for the Cougars last season but saw just two carries for six yards during the spring game. The 5-foot-8, 195-pound Carr transferred over to Houston from Colorado last August and subsequently sat out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations. With Catalon never truly establishing himself during the past campaign, Carr should have a very real chance to push for starting carries when preseason camp boots up in August.
May 16 - 9:30 PM

NFL Media's Chad Reuter pegs Houston sophomore DT Ed Oliver as the best player in college football.

"Oliver was the most impressive freshman defender in recent college football history," Reuter wrote. "He'll be a constant thorn in the side of offenses for the foreseeable future." Lamar Jackson and Sam Darnold rounded out Reuter's top-three.
Source: NFL.com
May 15 - 4:47 PM

Houston co-defensive coordinator Clay Jennings praised redshirt junior CB Isaiah Johnson's transition to corner.

Shifting over from receiver, Johnson had an interception in his first spring game as a corner. At 6-foot-4, 205 pounds with speed, Johnson is immediately a name for draftniks to get to know. "Two things about Isaiah: No. 1, he's got some length. And No. 2, he's got some speed," said Jennings. "Those are two things that you can't teach."
May 9 - 2:16 PM

Houston senior QB Kyle Allen completed 12-of-18 passes for 62 yards, a touchdown and two interceptions in the team's spring game.

While Allen was not at his sharpest in the spring contest, HC Major Applewhite indicated that he still sits atop the depth chart heading into the summer. Applewhite will be holding off on naming a starter until some time in August camp, as he wants to see what currently injured QBs D'Eriq King (knee) and Kyle Postma (foot) have to offer before making a final decision. The 6-foot-3, 210-pound Allen compiled 3,532 passing yards and a 33/14 TD/INT ratio during his two seasons at Texas A&M before hitting the transfer eject button last winter.
May 7 - 1:57 PM

Texas A&M redshirt senior DT Reggie Chevis transferred to Houston as a graduate.

A Houston native, Chevis is returning home. The 6-foot-1, 290-pounder was a rotational tackle for the Aggies last year after not seeing the field much before that. As a grad, he's eligible to play in 2017.
May 5 - 1:46 PM

Bengals selected Houston CB Brandon Wilson with the No. 207 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Wilson was a jack-of-all trades for Houston, starring at cornerback and running back while also making a name for himself as a standout return specialist. He flashed freakish athleticism at his Pro Day, turning in a 4.36 forty and broad-jumping 11'1. Now it will be the Bengals' job to harness that athleticism and find out where Wilson fits best. He should contribute on special teams right away.
Apr 29 - 4:59 PM

Browns selected Houston CB Howard Wilson with the No. 126 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Wilson (6’1/184) turned pro after making just 16 starts in three years at Houston, tallying nine interceptions and earning first-team American Athletic Conference as a 2016 junior. Wilson struggled in the forty (4.57) and jumps in Indy, but ripped up the three-cone drill (6.68) and short shuttle (3.94) and profiles as a quick-twitch playmaker, even if NFL teams will be hesitant to line him up outside. Wilson’s short-area quickness and ball skills make him a compelling prospect.
Apr 29 - 1:12 PM

Ravens selected Houston LB Tyus Bowser with the No. 47 overall pick in the 2017 NFL draft.

Bowser (6’3/247) made 23 starts at Houston, finishing seventh in school history in sacks (21.5) despite playing basketball his first two years and missing five games with a fractured orbital bone as a senior. (He suffered the injury fighting a teammate.) Long armed (33 ¼") and supremely athletic, Bowser posted the highest SPARQ score among all edge prospects in Indy. Bowser’s run defense improved noticeably as a senior, and he flashed an ability to cover tight ends in space. While a project in some respects, Bowser offers a Bruce Irvinian skill set with plus versatility.
Apr 28 - 8:30 PM

Sports Illustrated's Pete Thamel relays that "[t]he most optimistic (scouts) say [Houston WR Greg Ward Jr.] could be slotted between the fifth and seventh rounds."

That optimistic draft range for Ward does not afford much wiggle room between a selection and falling to undrafted free agency. "NFL personnel are enamored by his speed," Thamel writes, "but questions about his hands, route-running and lack of experience will inevitably arise." The 5-foot-11, 186-pounder has been working with former Cowboys WR Patrick Crayton as he transitions from quarterback to receiver (a transition Ward worked in reverse at Houston). "He wants to keep learning, and he’s always asking questions. He’ll make it just because of his hunger, he just wants to keep working," Crayton said. We view Ward's most likely end result after this weekend as that of an undrafted free agent, but keep an eye on him in the later rounds of Day 3.
Apr 24 - 4:54 PM

Houston EDGE/LB visited the Falcons, Dolphins and Ravens, according to Adam Caplan.

Dane Brugler recently mentioned the Cowboys interest in Bowser at No. 28. Teams likely think Bowser can fit any system, either in a stand up role or as a consistent pass rusher. Bowser is a freaky athlete, testing in the 95th percentile, and has a similar game to Dion Jordan out of Oregon, as well as Julian Peterson. He will likely be a first round pick.
Apr 21 - 8:11 AM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler hears that "there has been plenty of late interest [in Houston OLB Tyus Bowser] from Dallas, specifically from the coaching staff."

Brugler believes that while the Cowboys may be eyeing a few other defensive prospects at No. 28 -- he specifically ticks off Missouri's Charles Harris and Wisconsin's T.J. Watt -- they could turn to Bowser as a sort of backup plan should their other options fall through. The 6-foot-3, 247-pounder tested in the 95th percentile of edge rushers during Combine work last month and offers an intriguing amount of flexibility when it comes to scheme fit.
Source: CBS Sports
Apr 20 - 5:55 PM

Houston CB Brandon Wilson visited the Cincinnati Bengals on Wednesday.

With the NFL's window of official visits drawing to a close, we can tell you that Wilson, in addition to the Bengals, visited the Oakland Raiders, New England Patriots and Detroit Lions officially. He also attended the Houston Texans' local prospect day and worked out privately for the New York Giants, Patriots, Lions, Miami Dolphins, Atlanta Falcons and Los Angeles Rams. The 5-foot-11, 200-pound Wilson ran the 40-yard dash in 4.3 seconds at Houston's pro day. Expect him to come off the board early on Day 3.
Apr 20 - 3:31 PM


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