A SEASON FOR THE AGES

The American & Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl Champions | 13-1 Record

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Sept. 5, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Tom Herman

    We've been working nine months for this. So the first win was extremely gratifying. It was neat to see the smiles on the faces of all the guys that have put in the time, effort, energy, blood, sweat and tears to get to this point. It was extremely gratifying..

    Tom Herman Head Coach

Houston logo 34 Louisville logo 31

Sept. 12, 2015 | Papa John's Stadium
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  • Greg Ward Jr.

    We all are just leaning on each other, and trusting each other, and just believing in what our coaches are calling. So whenever we're out there, we are just trying to make a play and help each other.

    Greg Ward, Jr. Quarterback

Houston logo 59 Texas State logo 14

Sept. 26, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Kenneth Farrow

    I have to give it all to our offensive linemen. Without them, nothing would have been possible. It was all our preparation. Our practices are way harder than the games. We just went out there and had fun.

    Kenneth Farrow Running Back

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Oct. 3, 2015 | Skelly Field at H. A. Chapman Stadium
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  • Tom Herman

    I told our guys there is no such thing as an ugly win. Winning a conference game on the road against an unbelievable offensive like that is always difficult. So, we are going to celebrate this win and we are going to celebrate the heck out of it. I have learned in almost my 20 years of coaching that winning is really hard, and you have to celebrate it because it's the fun part.

    Tom Herman Head Coach

Houston logo 49 SMU logo 28

Oct. 8, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Steven Taylor

    We just came out and played hard. They came in and hit us in the face early, and I'm really proud of our defensive line for responding. I'm also proud of our back end for making plays.

    Steven Taylor Linebacker

Houston logo 42 Tulane logo 7

Oct. 16, 2015 | Yulman Stadium
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  • Elandon Roberts

    Our defense wanted to come out and make a statement to our whole conference and all of college football. We're trying to finish games off. This game, we showed a lot. We showed the growth. We showed that we can be a dominant defense on the field.

    Elandon Roberts Linebacker

Houston logo 59 UCF logo 10

Oct. 24, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Tom Herman

    I think it's great to see the guys take their training and put it to use. We train and teach them, we spend an inordinate amount of time on how to respond to adversity. They took that training really well. Really, it's just a matter of taking a deep breath and being very mindful. We tell them not to be primal. The primal human instinct is to freak out and do things that you're not trained to do. We want to make sure that our guys, even when faced with a tremendous amount of adversity are mindful, take a deep breath, and focus on the next play. Doing something that is outside of yourself never works. What works, what's 100 percent, undefeated, is going back to your fundamentals and playing with fanatical effort and purpose for the guy next to you. I think our guys did that.

    Tom Herman Head Coach

Houston logo 34 Vanderbilt logo 0

Oct. 31, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Tom Herman

    In college football, shutting out an opponent is a pretty hard thing to do in today's day and age. Again, there was not any fire and brimstone. I just reminded them before we went out to do their job to the best of their abilities and to play with a purpose. That purpose is for the love and success for the guy next to them. The defense certainly responded and played at the level they're capable of.

    Tom Herman Head Coach

Houston logo 33 Cincinnati logo 30

Nov. 7, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Elandon Roberts

    For the last couple of years, at the end of the games, we couldn't finish. We've been a squad that has been together, the majority of us, for three years; we've been through the ups and downs together, losing games at the end. So when Coach Herman came in, he built that culture 10 months ago. It's really showing at the end of our games. At the beginning of the year, we showed it against Louisville. To be back in that position again and being able to show it against Cincinnati, shows how much the culture of our defense has changed.

    Elandon Roberts Linebacker

Houston logo 35 Memphis logo 34

Nov. 14, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Kyle Postma

    It's crazy just coming out and being able to play for my brothers. Just making plays out there on the field. When I'm out there scrambling and Demarcus Ayers is getting wide-open, being able to drop the ball off to him, and let him make the play. Defense is going out there and gets the ball. Elandon Roberts catching that ball for us. Just putting us in a winning situation. It's just crazy. I don't even know what to say honestly.

    Kyle Postma Quarterback

Houston logo 52 Navy logo 31

Nov. 27, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Demarcus Ayers

    It was amazing. These are the games that you live to play for. Just to hear from the fans that they love us for what we do and we love to play for them. For the seniors, there is not a better way to send them off. It was tremendously fun to go out there and win the way we did. It was a great feeling and one that I will probably remember for the rest of my life.

    Demarcus Ayers Wide Receiver

Houston logo 24 Temple logo 13

Dec. 5, 2015 | TDECU Stadium
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  • Tom Herman

    It was an overwhelming sense of pride in our guys and team. None of this would be possible without leaders in that locker room buying in from day one and dragging the rest of the team with them. We have the finest coaching staff in the entire country, and we have the best strength staff as well, that continue to hammer home our culture when we're not around. The trophy was really just a representation of that buy in, especially these older guys had, from day one.

    Tom Herman Head Coach

Houston logo 38 Florida State logo 24

Dec. 31, 2015 | Georgia Dome
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  • Tom Herman

    Putting the season into words, it goes to the players. The players and the love that they have for each other and the trust and the love that they have in the staff. They have truly reenergized not just a program, they haven't just rejuvenated this program, but really reenergized an entire university and to a certain degree an entire city. And they should be extremely, extremely proud of that fact. And I'm just happy to be along for the ride and see the smiles on their faces, because they did it. They're the ones that bled and sweat and cried for 12 months to make that happen. And we are truly appreciative, though, that the city of Houston and Coog Nation and the alumni and fans and students have seen their sacrifice and have certainly increased their support.

    Tom Herman Head Coach