Ready or not, college football is back. In six days, the Texas State Bobcats open the 2012 season at the University of Houston.
The Bobcats last met up with the Cougars back in 2010. It wasn’t a pretty game for Texas State, as it lost 68-28.
A lot has changed since then for both teams. Today we’ll look at the notable changes for Houston.
The Cougars are no longer coached by Kevin Sumlin, who took over at Texas A&M last December. Sumlin was replaced by one of his assistants, Tony Levine.
Houston no longer has Case Keenum at quarterback. Keenum graduated and now it’s David Piland‘s role. Piland, a redshirt sophomore, appeared in eight games for the Cougars in 2010 when Kennum was out with an injury. The then-freshman completed 58.3 percent of his passes for 2,641 yards and 24 touchdowns.
Gone are all but three of Houston’s wide receivers who reeled in a catch two years ago. Twelve of the Cougars wide receivers are either true freshman, redshirt freshmen or sophomores.
Houston now runs a 4-3 on defense, compared to a 3-4 in years prior.