Former Dallas Cowboys defensive coordinator Brian Stewart knew this wasn't going to be an easy gig when he took the job, but the reality of where the Houston Cougars defense is athletically is beginning to hit him. The Cougars aren't big enough yet to play the way he wants.
That much is certain after Mississippi State ran all over Robertson Field on Saturday night in a 47-24 win against Houston. The Bulldogs ran for 409 yards as they snapped UH's 18-home game winning streak.
Nothing the Cougars do this season should go on either B-Stew's record, or head coach Kevin Sumlin. This team was built around the offense, and QB Case Keenum. When CK suffered a season-ending torn ACL a few weeks ago, and then his backup was knocked out for the season as well, all preseason expectations needed to be shelved.
The Cougars have already started two true frosh QBs, most recently David Piland.
The Cougars are 3-2, and only playing in a weak CUSA will allow them to become bowl eligible.
- Mac Engel
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