Bearcat Insider decided to shed some light on the offense and defense of the Cougars now BCI is looking at the head coach and special teams unit.
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In his second year as head coach Tom Herman has lit the world on fire with how he has turned the Cougars around. Herman has a record of 15-1 overall and is currently 2-0. They beat Florida State last season in the Peach Bowl and knocked off Oklahoma in the season opener. Will the Bearcats be able to pull off the upset?
Special is led by special teams coordinator/cornerbacks coach Jason Washington. Washington is also in his second year over this unit and overall is a solid unit especially in the return game.
The kicker is senior Ty Cummings who has been shaky at best. He is 4 of 6 in field goal attempts this season and the two misses were from 31 and 25 last week against Lamar. If it comes down to a field goal the Bearcats have the upper hand in this situation.
The punter is 6’7”, 230 pound freshman Dane Roy. Roy looks like he could be a defensive end or outside linebacker in emergency situation just on measurements alone, but he is averaging 45.2 yards per punt so far this season.
Brandon Wilson is making the kickoff return duties currently averaging 27.2 yards per return with a long of 55 yards. Wilson is capable of making big play so the Bearcats will have to stay discipline in lane assignments on kick returns.
The punt return duties haven’t been as explosive, but Collin Wilder and Steven Dunbar have both fielded two returns a piece.
|Houston Cougars Depth Chart - 2016|
|K||Ty Cummings||Joel Scarbrough|
|P||Dane Roy||Kyle Postma|
|KR||Brandon Wilson||Kaliq Kokuma|