As a result of Friday night’s loss against Tulane, Houston’s record dropped to 2-3, and head coach Dana Holgorsen took a slightly more serious tone. After beating Rice, the Cougars’ head coach had previously indicated he was “weary” of dealing with the players.
After the 27-24 loss against Tulane, he wants the fans and media to know that nobody is innocent. Holgorsen said, “There is enough blame to go around,” as the Cougars struggle to be competitive in 2022.
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Holgorsen’s tone here is noticeably different from when he lambasted his players a week and a half ago. From “Tired of hollering at them,” his attitude shifted. Gets old trying to inspire them. In the space of a week, I went from “I’m tired of all that garbage” to “There is enough blame to go around.”
A clearly frustrated Houston coach Dana Holgorsen in postgame presser: “Tired of yelling at them. Tired of motivating them. Tired of all that crap.”
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Perhaps he saw that it wouldn’t do to publicly shame your entire team. All problem-solving must take place discreetly, behind closed doors. When problems become public knowledge, a lot has gone wrong. We wish the Cougars the best of luck for the rest of the season. With all the confusion around the program, Houston could use some good fortune.
From 2000 through 2004, Holgorsen worked as the inside receivers coach for the Texas Tech football team. From 2005 to 2006, he was promoted to co-offensive coordinator alongside Sonny Dykes, and in 2007, he was named the team’s offensive coordinator.
Holgorsen has worked with head coach Mike Leach before, back when both were assistants for Hal Mumme at Valdosta State. While he was in charge, his attacks averaged over 200 more yards per game than their predecessors (from 324.8 to 529.6).
In 2005, the Red Raiders’ first season with Holgorsen as offensive coordinator, they increased their yardage total from No. 7 to No. 4. He served as offensive coordinator for two years, during which his teams reached as high as No. 8 in the country in 2006 and No. 3 in 2007.
In 2007, Texas Tech had the best passing offense in the country (470.31 yards per game), the second-best total offense (529.62 yards per game), and the seventh-best scoring offense (18.31 points per game) (40.9).
Graham Harrell, the team’s quarterback, topped the country in passing yards, while Biletnikoff Award winner Michael Crabtree topped all receivers in receptions per game and receiving yards per game. The Red Raider’s passing offense was ranked third in the country and their total offense was ranked sixth in 2006.
Harrell was fantastic once again, ranking third in the country in total offense with 344.38 yards per game. In 2005, Texas Tech ranked first in passing, fourth in scoring offense (39.4), and sixth in total offense (495.83). Cody Hodges, the team’s quarterback, averaged 396.08 yards per game, good for second in the nation.