|Practice #8 - Friday, Aug. 9|
Houston closed out its first week of practice Friday evening with a two-hour session in helmets and shoulder pads. Following its first full pads practice Thursday night, the team opened the day with walk thru and weight lifting sessions.
On the hottest day of camp this fall the team spent the majority of practice in individual drills and 7-on-7 work. In full team action, the defense provided the heat on the field Friday night as it broke up several passing plays while limiting the run the majority of the night.
The Cougars get back to action on Saturday with their second two-a-day practice this season. The team will hit the field at 9 a.m. for a one-hour session in helmet and shock tops before returning at 6 p.m. for a two-hour full pads practice.
|Practice #7 - Thursday, Aug. 8|
The Houston Football program hit the field Thursday for its two-a-day practice and its first workout in full pads. After the morning's session in helmets and shoulder pads, the team hit the field for the first time this fall with pads on their legs for a two-hour session in the evening.
Following the standard practice schedule of specials team work and individual drills before heading into 7-on-7 and 11-on-11 workouts, the team practiced in triple-digit heat with Houston's downtown skyline as a backdrop.
|Practice #6 - Thursday, Aug. 8|
The Houston Football program returned to its practice fields Thursday morning in its first of two practices of the day. Houston's first two-a-day session will be capped off this evening with the team's first practice in full pads. Thursday's morning session was held in helmets and shoulder pads with individual drills the focus prior to 11-on-11 drills at the end of the workout. Check back with UHCougars.com this evening for a full recap of the day's activites.
|Practice #5 - Wednesday, Aug. 7|
Houston has also added four more FBS transfers who will walk on the program Wednesday - WR Hayden Daniels (Illinois), RB Jalynn McClain (San Jose State), WR Cameron Oliver (UL Monroe) and DB Tyler White (Utah).
Thursday marks the program's first two-a-day practice and the first day the team will strap on full pads. After spending the morning's one-hour session in helmets and shock pads before hitting the field at 6 p.m. in full pads.
|Practice #4 - Tuesday, Aug. 6|
The Houston Football program returned to its practice fields Tuesday for practice #4, its second practices in as many days that players were allowed to strap on shoulder pads.
The customary special teams session kicked things off with four players - Larry McDuffey, Damian Payne, Donald Gage III and Demarcus Ayers - receiving a look at the punt return position.
Steven Aikens highlighted 11-on-11 action later in practice with a nice interception on a ball that was deflected by an outstretched hand at the line of scrimmage.
Junior college transfer William Jackson officially joined the team on the practice fields Tuesday evening. The sophomore cornerback comes to Houston from Trinity Valley CC. Marcus Dillard will look to officially join the program on Wednesday as well. The sophomore spent the 2012 season at Butler CC.
Houston has also added three FBS transfers who will walk on the program - DB Jeremy Johnson (West Virginia), DT Mike Mustafa (Oklahoma State) and P Dylan Seibert (Oklahoma).
|Practice #3 - Monday, Aug. 5|
Monday marked the third day of the five-day NCAA acclimation period and the first that the Houston team could don shoulder pads after being limited to just helmets to open camp. With the extra padding came new sounds as thud of pads rang out across the new practice facility.
The customary specials teams session opened Monday's practice before position drills were conducted with the defense on the new synthetic turf and the offense moving to the natural grass practice field. The full team came back together for the second hour of practice on the turf field for full 11-on-11 action that featured a fast-paced, up-tempo offense.
Following the workout, head coach Tony Levine met with the media and gave an update on the Houston quarterback competition: "Greg Ward is definitely our #1 quarterback. John O'Korn is our #5 quarterback. We have David Piland as our #8 quarterback and Billy Cosh at #9. Bram Kohlhausen is #16." For a full Houston roster with jersey numbers, click here.
Houston returns to action Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. with a two-hour session in helmets and shoulder pads. A reminder that all practices are closed to the public. Make sure to stay with UHCougars.com for all the latest updates.
|Practice #2 - Sunday, Aug. 4|
One day after its initial practice of the 2013 season, the Houston Football team returned to its new practice fields Sunday for a quick one-hour session in t-shirts and shorts. After a special teams session on the recently-installed synthetic turf field, the majority of the team moved to its natural grass field for seven-on-seven drills while both offensive and defensive lines worked in individual sessions.
The Cougars return to the practice fields Monday evening at 6 p.m. for a two-hour session as they don shoulder pads for the first time this fall. Prior to hitting the field, Houston's Chancellor, Dr. Renu Khator, will address the team in the Carl Lewis Auditorium.
|Practice #1 - Saturday, Aug. 3|
After officially reporting Friday night, the Houston Football program capped off a 12-hour Saturday with its first practice, a two-hour session in helmets, t-shirts and shorts. The team opened the day with its annual preseason media day beginning at 9 a.m. with group photos and individual headshots and video board shots.
Following position group and special teams meetings, the team ate lunch before hitting the indoor turf of Yeoman Fieldhouse for Fan Appreciation Day and the Cougar Youth Experience. After two hours of interacting with Houston fans, the team made its way to its new practice fields for its first on-field session of the fall of 2013.
|UH Media Day - Saturday Aug. 3|
Head coach Tony Levine, defensive coordinator David Gibbs, offensive coordinator Doug Meacham and several student-athletes met with the press at UH Media Day.
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|Friday, Aug. 2|
The Houston Football program officially reported for the 2013 season on Friday as it started things off with the Houston Football Family Kick-Off Luncheon on the turf of Yeoman Fieldhouse. Over 450 family members joined the team for its annual family meal to open fall camp.
Those who had not been fitted for their equipment prior to Friday visited Jay Takach and Victor Ignatiev in UH's equipment room before the team made its way to Carl Lewis Auditorium for its first meeting of the fall. After opening remarks from Vice President for Intercollegiate Athletics Mack Rhoades, the team heard from the compliance, academics, equipment, nutrition, communications, FCA and sports medicine departments before head coach Tony Levine addressed the team.
The team will open the day with its annual media day Saturday morning before breaking into team meetings prior to Fan Appreciation Day and the Cougar Youth Experience from 3:30-5:30 p.m. inside Yeoman Fieldhouse. Coaches and players from the Houston football, soccer and volleyball programs will be available inside the Athletics/Alumni Center during the two-hour time period for autograph signings, photos and to help run the Cougar Youth Experience where Houston's younger fans will have the opportunity to run through individual athletic drills much like today's student-athletes.
Fans will also be able to meet costumed mascot Shasta, take pictures with Andre Ware's Heisman Trophy and with the Cougar Dolls and Houston cheerleaders. The 2013 posters for three sports programs will be available for fans prior to autograph signings.
Practice Schedule*Practices are closed to the public.
|Aug. 3||#1||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 4||#2||6-7:15 p.m.|
|Aug. 5||#3||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 6||#4||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 7||#5||6-7:15 p.m.|
|Aug. 8||#6||9-10 a.m.|
|Aug. 8||#7||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 9||#8||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 10||#9||9-10 a.m.|
|Aug. 10||#10||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 12||#11||9-10 a.m.|
|Aug. 12||#12||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 13||#13||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 14||#14||6-7:15 p.m.|
|Aug. 15||#15||9-10 a.m.|
|Aug. 15||#16||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 16||#17||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 17||#18||9-10 a.m.|
|Aug. 17||#19||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 19||#20||6-7 p.m.|
|Aug. 20||#21||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 21||#22||6-8 p.m.|
|Aug. 22||#23||6-7 p.m.|
|Aug. 23||#24||6-7 p.m.|
|Aug. 24||#25||6:30-7:30 p.m.|