"As soon as I heard that Coach Briles got the job in Houston I knew I wanted to leave the Academy and to come be a Cougar. I knew coach was going to turn this program back into something really special and I wanted to be a part of it. I have won two state championships with this system in high school and I knew that we were going to win with it here in Houston." - Sterling Doty
Recently, I got a chance to catch up with our newest member of the OLine, Sterling Doty, here's what he had to say on a variety of topics.
RS - Can you sense an extra buzz in Stephenville towards the University of Houston program with all of its ties to the Stephenville community?
SD - I can definitely sense an extra buzz going around in Stephenville about Cougar Football. Every time I go into a restaurant back home there is always someone wearing a UH t-shirt or hat. Everyone I know always has a few questions for me about how things are going in Houston.
RS - Would you say there is a large contingent of Stephenville people now
supporting and/or coming to the games now?
RS - Can you tell us which one of our current coaches was at Stephenville
during your varsity years and how many years were you on varsity?
RS - How long have you played in the system we are currently running here
and how much has it varied since your high school days?
RS - Which QB did you snap to in high school?
RS - Do you feel your previous experience in the system has given you an
added advantage on the line or the responsibility of being a leader for the
offense? Are you able the help others familiarize themselves with the system
RS - Tell us who recruited you out of high school and why you decided to
RS - Please explain why did you decide to transfer to the University of
RS - What are you currently majoring in and what are your ambitions
RS - What are your summer goals to improve yourself as a player and to be
better prepared for next season, and take us through your daily routine of
preparations if you would not mind.
RS - At what point during the summer, if at all, do you begin looking at
film on rice or any other team on the schedule, to start preparing for what you
will see and who you will match up against?
RS - Being familiar with Army, what would you instruct the team to be
prepared for against them and do you think your insight on their program will
help our game plan for the match up?
RS - Can you explain what it is like to have the opportunity to play in
the same system and with some of the same players/coaches from high school?
RS - What are your current strength numbers like ht, wt, bench press,
RS - According to your stats, you have gained approximately 40 lbs since
arriving on campus, can you describe how you have done this through diet and
workout, and have you been able to maintain your quickness and explosion at the
line of scrimmage with this added weight?
RS - One your former teammates at Army, LB Todd Cox has signed to play football
here, are you familiar with him and can you explain what you feel he will bring
to the table as a player?
RS - Please explain what the team's goals and expectations are heading
into next season.
RS - Do you ever read coogfans.com, and if so, what are your thoughts of
it as a source of fan information/interaction?
RS - Are there any final words you would like to say to all the Cougar
fans out there?
Army Transfer, #67 Sterling Doty Interview
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