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Aug. 5, 2001

The University of Houston Head Football Coach Dana Dimel welcomed a total of 27 freshman and first-year players to campus on Sunday, August 5, the first day for all newcomers to report for the upcoming 2001 season.

Dimel addressed the team members in the Carl Lewis Auditorium in the Athletics/Alumni Center. He re-introduced the coaching and support staff, outlined team rules, the practice schedule and spoke on team an individual goals. Dimel said the first day is usually the player's easiest and certainly one of the most memorable of their collegiate careers.

"I think all players and former players can remember the first day they reported" Dimel said. "That's not just this group or the recent generation of players I've coached, that's going back as far as you probably can in the history of this sport. It's young people going away from home, some far from home and many for the first time. It's really a new chapter in their lives and you can see a whole range of emotions right on their faces. For the coaches it's fun because we can all remember our first day."

Dimel and the coaching staff will put the group to work right away with the first of two practices on Monday, Aug. 6, beginning at 9:30 a.m. A second practice will be at 4:30 p.m.

Twenty-five of the 27 that reported Sunday were true freshman while two were from the junior college ranks. A final member of the freshman group, defensive back Stanford Routt, will report on Monday to bring the total to 28. Dimel gave Routt an excused absence in order that the native of Pflugerville, Texas, could fulfill a goal of competing for a national championship in his age-group (18-year olds) in the 200-meters at a track & field meet in Georgia.

The breakdown of the newcomers is 21 scholarship players and seven walk-ons. The group will have another two-a-day practice on Tuesday and then orientation on Aug. 8, the same day the varsity reports. The first two-a-day with the varsity will be Aug. 10 with a scrimmage set for Wednesday, Aug. 15.

The Cougars officially open-up the 2001 season at home in Robertson Stadium on September 1, with a game against crosstown rival Rice in the annual battle for the Bayou Bucket.

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11:00 AM
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Lamar
TDECU Stadium
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09/15/16
Cincinnati
at Cincinnati
Cincinnati, Ohio
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09/24/16
Texas State
at Texas State
San Marcos, Texas
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09/29/16
UConn
UConn
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10/08/16
Navy
at Navy
Annapolis, Md.
2:00 PM
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Tulsa
Tulsa
TDECU Stadium
TBA
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10/22/16
SMU
at SMU
Dallas, Texas
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10/29/16
UCF
UCF
TDECU Stadium
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11/12/16
Tulane
Tulane
TDECU Stadium
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Louisville
TDECU Stadium
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at Memphis
Memphis, Tenn.
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