How you like me now?

With its pantsing of Louisville last night, Houston became the first team in the country to defeat two top-five teams on the season.

Those of you who were blowing off Tom Herman’s coaching prowess after his team lost to a couple of conference opponents (focus was definitely a factor in the second loss) might have been a wee bit premature in your analysis.  In the meantime, Herman’s agent went to bed last night a very happy man.

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28 responses to “How you like me now?

  1. Spike

    The Bagman just called from the Gus Bus and left a voice mail.

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  2. 11 sacks! It sounds like those guys played a little defense as well. Bye-bye CFP, Bobby P. You should be able to get that post-season motorcycle ride in after all.

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  3. TXBaller

    I was/am one of those not putting a lot of stock into Herman. Houston has had some HUGE wins the past two years…but lost three stinkers also…to lower tiered schools. Kudos to the Cougs D for shutting down the potent Ville offense and essentially ending Lamar Jackson’s (ESPN’s) Heisman hopes. Ward, Jr, still injured, outplayed and outclassed Jackson for 60 minutes and is as deserving of Heisman hype.

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    • A10Penny

      Herman elevated that program immediately. The amount of elevation may be debated, but it’s enough for him to be a contender for the best jobs out there.

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  4. CB

    Houston has been plagued with injuries this season. That defense looked unreal last night. As for Louisville that was one of the worst games I’ve ever seen from an offensive line, and I’ve been a Georgia fan my whole life.

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  5. Dylan Dreyer's Booty

    “Those of you who were blowing off Tom Herman’s coaching prowess after his team lost to a couple of conference opponents (focus was definitely a factor in the second loss) might have been a wee bit premature in your analysis.”

    Actually, no.

    Knocking off a top five team or two (and I have thought Louisville was more of a faux five team anyway) and then losing to teams you shouldn’t is a CMR trademark. To the extent that I have looked askance at Tom Herman as a savior that UGA should have hired (or at least interviewed) I feel vindicated. We didn’t need to fire a good guy and good coach like CMR just to hire a similar good coach. We needed a change of direction.

    Did we get a change of direction? It’s too early to be sure, but in spite of some disappointing games this season, there are a few reasons to be hopeful:
    – recruiting
    – roster management
    – emphasis on big players in the trenches
    – strength and conditioning

    There are others, but those things right there are not instant turn around type changes. It’s going to require another year, maybe two to be able to make a fair assessment.

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  6. 69Dawg

    The powers that be at LSU are pulling for Florida so Coach O will take himself out of contention. Just between LSU, Texas A&M and Auburn Herman’s agent can run the bidding up to great heights. Texas will now be in full panic mode and can Charlie Strong in order to win the “precious” prize that is Tom Herman. It could get ugly in a few weeks.

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  7. Mike Cooley

    Oy vey. Its two fucking fucking games. Stop slagging on readers, brother.

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  8. Mike Cooley

    I was actually just joking with you this time. I thought my two eff bombs, one for each game, made that implicit. Let’s bury the hatchet, man.

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  9. Mike Cooley

    Cool. Cheers.

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  10. Did Louisville even call Tom Herman?

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