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9-4, 3rd in American Athletic - West
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10dSam Khan Jr.

How Major Applewhite plans to keep Houston rolling

The specter of Tom Herman. The expectations of antsy boosters. The reality of life as a Group of 5 school. Major Applewhite has plenty of challenges at Houston, but he's meeting them head on.

Jake Trotter ESPN Staff Writer 

Former Clemson cornerback and grad transfer Adrian Baker says he is down to three schools: UCF, Houston and Oklahoma State. Baker, who started three games for the Tigers in 2015 before suffering a torn ACL last year, has visited all three schools and plans to make a decision in May.

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25dSteve Palazzolo

Sophomore stars: Ed Oliver

The Houston defensive tackle led the nation with nine batted passes as a true freshmen. Where does he rank among top players in his class?

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35dAndrea Adelson

High-impact transfers: QB Kyle Allen

After sitting out last season, Allen will hope to earn the starting job under new head coach Major Applewhite. While he's not guaranteed the position, Allen is the favorite to replace Greg Ward Jr.

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

Houston QB Kyle Allen, who sat out last season after transferring from Texas A&M, said he has grown a lot during that time. "It was a year I needed. I don't think I was mature enough my freshman and sophomore year."

Sam Khan Jr. ESPN Staff Writer 

After his first practice of this spring, Houston QB Kyle Allen says he's learned a lot about the intricacies of his position from new coach Major Applewhite, a former college QB himself.

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52dSteve Muench and Kevin Weidl

Who are risers of NFL combine Day 3?

Tyus Bowser is among them, displaying fluidity on Sunday in Indianapolis that probably surprised at least some evaluators given his build.

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76dAdam Rittenberg

Five defensive players who could win the Heisman Trophy

Tackling quarterbacks and running backs on the field is hard enough. Prying the Heisman from their grasp is nearly impossible. But is this the year a defensive player gets to strike the pose?

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84dESPN RecruitingNation

Grading the best of the rest

Notre Dame took the sting off a subpar season by winning big on national signing day, but the Irish weren't the only team from outside of the Power 5 conferences to score on the recruiting trail.

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91dAdam Rittenberg

Entrance exam: Grading the college football coaching hires

Time -- and wins and losses -- will ultimately tell if the hires during this coaching cycle made the dean's list, but it's not too early to review how the new 21 head coaches are doing so far.

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Team National win NFLPA Collegiate Bowl

Mike Martz, the former Rams head coach, had a message ready for his team when they met to prepare for the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

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Ed Oliver is just getting started

Oliver was the only freshman to earn AP first-team All-American honors in 2016. He finished third nationally with 23 tackles for loss, including five sacks. Top 25 returning players (Insider)

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Forgettable bowl season for American

South Florida and Tulsa were the only AAC teams to win bowl games this season. The conference finishes with a 2-5 record, fourth among Group of 5 conferences.

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119dBrett McMurphy

Group of 5 schools considering own playoff

A growing number of Group of 5 officials are in favor of adding a playoff specifically for the Group of 5 schools because it's been 32 years since a non-Power 5 team won a national championship.

Adam Rittenberg ESPN Staff Writer 

I just spoke with Brian Johnson, who confirmed he's headed to Houston as offensive coordinator. Johnson, a Baytown, Texas native who had been Mississippi State's quarterbacks coach, will be Houston's offensive play-caller on Major Applewhite's staff. Sports Illustrated first reported the hire.

Tom Herman: 'Hardest thing I've done in my 41 years' (4:26)

Max Olson ESPN Staff Writer 

Texas has officially hired four more staffers from Houston: DC Todd Orlando, assistant Craig Naivar, strength coach Yancy McKnight and DFO Tory Tekyl. Herman now has two vacancies left on his coaching staff, one of them being the offensive coordinator role.

Pumphrey sets all-time rushing record in SDSU win (1:18)
Pumphrey makes NCAA history in SDSU's Las Vegas Bowl win (1:09)

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