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Houston senior DT Joey Mbu accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

Mbu will also play in the Senior Bowl. Yes, it's going to be a busy winter, but it's likely Mbu knows that he has plenty of work to do in order to get drafted. CBS ranks him as the No. 383 overall prospect in the class, just outside Round 7 territory.
Nov 27 - 12:02 AM

Houston senior DT Joey Mbu accepted an invitation to play in the Senior Bowl.

Mbu has also been invited to the East-West Shrine Game. It's good he'll get postseason exposure, because Mbu currently finds himself right on the line of draftable prospects. CBS ranks him as the No. 383 overall prospect in the class, just outside Round 7 territory.
Source: Senior Bowl
Nov 25 - 7:48 PM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry recorded 10 catches for 63 yards and a touchdown in the school's 31-10 win over Temple.

Greenberry's touchdown was impressive despite only going for seven yards. He beat his man with slant, elevated, and caught the ball in traffic despite another defender bearing down on him. His longest catch went for 17 yards in this contest.
Oct 18 - 11:24 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline named Houston senior LBs Derrick Mathews and Efrem Oliphant as co-Sleepers of the Week.

"Undersized but scrappy and productive, both Mathews and Oliphant are overlooked in the scouting community but must not be taken for granted," Pauline wrote. "Both are tackling machines as Oliphant led Houston with 134 last season followed by Mathews with 116. Both are terrific in pursuit with the ability to make plays sideline to sideline and though neither are likely to be selected in the draft each could make an impact in camp next summer." Both Mathews and Oliphant were on Phil Steele's Preseason AAC First Team. Mathews is also on the Butkus Award Watch List, the Rotary Lombardi Award Watch List, and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy Watch List.
Sep 23 - 7:27 PM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry snatched six catches for 74 yards and two touchdowns in Thursday's 33-25 loss to BYU.

Greenberry's second touchdown catch from John O'Korn, midway through the fourth quarter, pulled the Cougars to within 11 points, but they couldn't quite complete the comeback. The stud wideout led the squad last year with 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. He's up to 17 catches for 280 yards through three games. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline graded him as a third-rounder and wrote last month that Greenberry has "big potential." CBS Sports' Dane Brugler wrote in June that he was intrigued by Greenberry's "NFL tools," but added "he needs a ton of work."
Sep 12 - 12:54 AM

Houston senior DT Joey Mbu "showed little improvement on the field last season," writes TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The analyst had "high hopes" for Mbu heading into last season, but left the campaign disappointed. "He comes with average size/speed numbers and really doesn’t make enough plays on the ball," Pauline wrote. Mbu started all 13 games last year and led Cougars' defensive tackles with 29 tackles.
Aug 8 - 11:44 AM

Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry has "big potential," according to TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

The Cougars' star led the squad last year with 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. "Greenberry, who I presently grade as a third rounder, has big time potential," the analyst wrote. "He’s not very big but shows vertical speed on the field and reliable hands." The former five-star recruit -- rated the No. 46 overall player and the No. 7 WR by in the 2012 class -- has the attention of evaluators.
Aug 8 - 10:34 AM

Former Oklahoma redshirt sophomore OT Kyle Marrs' appeal for immediate eligibility to play for Houston has been denied.

Cougars' head coach Tony Levine confirmed the news that the NCAA had denied Marrs' request. The former Oklahoma offensive tackle, a three-star recruit in 2012, played in 10 games for the Sooners in 2013. Marrs will sit out this coming season to satisfy transfer rules, and have two years of eligibility remaining beginning in 2015.
Aug 7 - 9:42 PM

Texas A&M redshirt senior DE Gavin Stansbury will transfer to Houston and is eligible to play immediately.

Stansbury, A&M's defensive MVP last season, was apparently dismissed from the Aggies program on July 21. He was arrested for misdemeanor assault in April. Texas A&M must improve their defense, but multiple starters have been dismissed since the spring. Kevin Sumlin will attempt to upgrade through recruiting.
Jul 31 - 2:10 PM

CBS Sports' Dane Brugler is intrigued by Houston junior WR Deontay Greenberry's "NFL tools" but believes "he needs a ton of work."

"Houston WR Deontay Greenberry has intriguing NFL tools but despite the gaudy statistics, he needs a ton of work. Keep this JR on your radar," Brugler tweeted. Brugler mentioned in another tweet that Greenberry was "so raw in several areas on 2013 tape." The Cougars' prospect was the leading receiver last year with 82 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 touchdowns. The former five-star recruit will definitely have the attention of evaluators, if he can show further development from his sophomore season.
Jun 25 - 11:08 AM

Houston signed coach Tony Levine to a new five-year contract.

The pact replaces Levine's original five-year contract he signed when he joined the Cougars prior to the 2012 season. Levine replaced Kevin Sumlin, who left for Texas A&M. Houston finished 8-5 last season, losing to Vanderbilt in the BBVA Compass Bowl.
May 21 - 8:24 PM

Houston coach Tony Levine said sophomore WR Deontay Greenberry (concussion) is listed as day-to-day.

Greenberry sustained a head injury in the first quarter of Saturday's loss at Louisville. "He feels better," Levine said. "It doesn't shock me he told me he feels better because he wants to play." Greenberry leads the Cougars with 70 receptions, 1,042 receiving yards and nine receiving touchdowns.
Tue, Nov 19, 2013 09:00:00 PM

Houston sophomore WR Deontay Greenberry snatched four catches for 106 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's win over South Florida.

Greenberry now ranks fifth in the nation with 948 receiving yards and seventh with nine touchdown catches. Greenberry set California state single-season receiving records in high school. Rated No. 46 overall (No. 7 WR) by in the 2012 class, Greenberry had a decent freshman season (47 catches, 569 yards, three TD), but has broken out during his second year on campus.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:45:00 PM

Houston true freshman QB John O'Korn completed 22-of-27 passing attempts for 263 yards, three touchdowns and no interceptions in Thursday's 35-23 victory over South Florida.

The freshman from Fort Lauderdale, Flo. has led the Cougars to a 7-1 record. O'Korn, who took over the reins when teammate David Piland succumbed to career-ending injuries, has passed for 2,121 yards with a sensational 22/4 TD/INT ratio in his first collegiate season.
Thu, Oct 31, 2013 10:37:00 PM

Houston starting senior LT Ralph Oragwu suffered a torn ACL against Southern and will miss the remainder of the season.

Oragwu might seek a sixth season of eligibility, according to the Houston Chronicle. The senior started 10 games at right tackle in 2012 and made the shift to the opposite side this offseason. The Cougars have already had their fair share of injuries along the front five.
Tue, Sep 3, 2013 08:54:00 AM

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