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Football Team to Tackle Another Bowl Game

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For the fourth time in the last five seasons, the Cougars football team is heading to a bowl game. This year, the team will play in the Texas Bowl against Texas Christian University on Friday, Dec. 28, in Reliant Stadium. The game time is set for 7 p.m. on the NFL Network.

When the Cougars take the field that day, Chris Thurmond, who had been serving as the Cougars recruiting coordinator and assistant coach in charge of cornerbacks, will lead the team as interim head coach. Thurmond replaced Art Briles, who resigned to accept the head coaching position at Baylor University.

“Chris Thurmond has a lot of experience,” said Athletics Director Dave Maggard. “He’s been around a long time. He is somebody that is respected on the staff and by the players. Right now, he is the person best to be the interim (head coach) and take us through the bowl.”

Purchase tickets, which are on sale now, by going to the Athletics Ticket Office, calling 713-GO-COOGS or visiting and clicking the Texas Bowl link. Tickets bought at the UH ticket office are $5 off the retail price.

Staff reports