Sept. 26, 2013
When Houston receiverShane Rostore his ACL last spring, he knew he wouldn't be able to play this fall. That didn't change Ros' influence with the team, however, as he remains a constant presence around practice and Houston games, home and away. While he's around the program, Ros will provide an inside look and player's perspective of the program to UHCougars.com.
The “Cardiac Coogs” were at it again Saturday at Reliant Stadium. This year’s Bayou Bucket against our crosstown rival, Rice Owls, turned into an instant classic that kept fans in their seats until the clock struck zero. In the end the Cougars came out on top and were able to retain the Bayou Bucket for the third year in a row.
As a Houston native this game has always meant a lot to me. Throughout my time as a Cougar I’ve never had a worse feeling than watching four of my high school teammates drink from the bucket following a Rice victory my freshman year. Thankfully the next three opportunities went in our favor and the bucket returned to it’s rightful home on Cullen Blvd.
With the Bayou Bucket resting comfortably in the training room, the Cougars now turn their attention to UTSA. The Roadrunners present a great challenge and are sure to bring a raucous crowd to the Alamo dome for their second home game of the season. Nothing changes from a preparation standpoint and the amount of time we spend in the film room and on the practice field will once again dictate our performance on Saturday.
It has been a pleasure to watch this team grow up before my eyes and this road test provides yet another opportunity for the young Cougars to grow as a team. This week should be an exciting one as we look to improve our record to 4-0.
See you in San Antonio! Go Coogs!
Shane Ros #19