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Thinking back to all of that optimism that was surrounding the Houston Cougars football team before the season started and it’s amazing how fast things have changed. Many expected the Coogs to start the season off strong. They had a solid defense, a new coach and their great QB D’Eriq King was returning from injury. Now,  a few weeks into the season, a 1-3 record things aren’t looking so good. News has also come of that D’Eriq King and Wideout Keith Corbin will be using their red shirt for the rest of the season



Senior Wide Receiver Keith Corbin

“Having the opportunity to take time and focus on the completion of my degree, plus having the chance to develop as a student-athlete is why I have decided to redshirt for the remainder of the 2019 season. Coach Holgorsen, myself and my family both took time to make this decision. Being a Cougar has been one of the best decisions I have made, and I’m ready to take this time to help our program develop for the future.”

Senior Quarterback D’Eriq King

“I came here to play football for the University of Houston and that is not changing. After carefully thinking through this process with my family and Coach Holgorsen, I have decided the opportunity to redshirt this season gives me the best chance to develop as a player, earn my degree and set me up for the best success in the future. I’m looking forward to being a part of the success of this program going forward.”


While, it is said that the pair will be back next year the writing may be on the wall. I will never count the Cougars out but they have to scramble to figure out a way to save this season.


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