The University of Houston Cougars University of Houston Cougars 2009 Football Schedule Houston Cougars Football Schedule Sat. 09/05/09 4:00 p.m. CT Northwestern State WIN Sat. 09/12/09 Time TBA at Oklahoma State LOSS Sat. 09/19/09 Open Date Sat. 09/26/09 8:15 p.m. CT Texas Tech WIN Sat. 10/03/09 8:05 p.m. CT at UTEP WIN Sat. 10/10/09 Time TBA at Mississippi State WIN Sat. 10/17/09 2:30 p.m. CT at Tulane WIN Sat. 10/24/09 6:30 p.m. CT SMU WIN Sat. 10/31/09 Time TBA Southern Miss LOSS Sat. 11/07/09 6:30 p.m. CT at Tulsa WIN Sat. 11/14/09 11:00 a.m. CT at UCF LOSS Sat. 11/21/09 Time TBA Memphis WIN Sat. 11/28/09 Time TBA RiceWIN Sat. 12/05/09 Time TBA C-USA Championship vs Southern Miss LOSS Sat. 12/30/09 Time TBA GMAC Bowl vs Central MichiganWIN 1 East Division Champ v. West Division Champ. Hosted by team with highest winning percentage in Conference play. Coaching Staff HC:Matthew York OC: Robb Leblanc (Recruiting Director) DC: Dave Small OL/TE: David Hainer WR/RB: Josh Vose DL/LB: Matthew Rocca DB/ST: Duncan Lovejoy The Houston Cougars introduced Matthew York as their new head coach today. Athletic Director Mack Rhoades seemed upbeat and told the members of the press that the Cougars would be “walking with a little more swagger this year” . They open the season by hosting Northwestern State on Labor Day. Coach York will bring his vast knowledge of the game that has been honed on the Adult Co-Ed Flag football fields across Central Florida. Coach York in his younger days also lead his 4-4 Let It Fly flag team to an undefeated season and an invitation to the National Finals in Lakeland. His offense has been described as a spread hybrid and his defenses have been known to be a version of the cover two. Coach York told the news room that he has his sights set on a CUSA Championship. How this season plays out will depend on a couple of very good underclassmen. Bryce Beall will look to add to his decorated true freshman year were he rushed for over 1200 yards. Case Keenum the JR QB who lead the Cougs with 5040 yard passing along with 44 touchdown passes will give the offense a calming presence in the huddle. This team has all the makings of a top 25 team. Only time will tell if this swagger pays off on the field. Stay tuned Cougar fans updates will come as the season progresses.