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Former TCU DE Isaiah Chambers announced over Twitter on Wednesday that he will be transferring to Houston. Chambers was a former ESPN recruit who redshirted as a freshman last season.

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QBs changing places

Four transfer quarterbacks will look to turn their new teams' luck this season. Will Grier, Jarrett Stidham and Kyle Allen were all top-50 recruits, while Malik Zaire showed flashes of potential in his time at Notre Dame.

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Oliver named to two award watch lists

Houston DT Ed Oliver was named to the watch lists for the Outland Trophy, awarded to the nation's top interior lineman, and the Bronko Nagurski Trophy, for the nation's top defensive standout. Oliver was named an All-American last season as a true freshman and recorded 46 tackles and six sacks.

Kyle Bonagura ESPN Staff Writer 

Washington State and Houston will play a home-and-home series, the schools announced Monday. The first game will take place in Houston on Sept. 14. 2019 with the second on Sept. 12, 2020 in Pullman.

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87 days to college football kickoff. Houston (53) and Louisiana Tech (34) combined to complete 87 passes on Sept. 8, 2012, the most combined completions in a single game in FBS history.

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Arizona State wide receiver Ellis Jefferson announced on Instagram that he'll be transferring to Houston for his senior season. "Being the first Jefferson in my family to go to college and also get a degree was the biggest achievement in my life so far. With my last year of eligibility I'll be going to The University of Houston. Thank you ASU." Jefferson recorded 25 receptions for 325 yards and two touchdowns in his three seasons with the Sun Devils. (Photo credit: Joe Camporeale-USA TODAY Sports)

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Houston picking up a graduate transfer from the SEC: Texas A&M defensive lineman Reggie Chevis told ESPN.com on Wednesday that he will spend his final year of eligibility with the Cougars. Chevis arrived in 2013 as a 4-star linebacker but was later converted to defensive line. The 6-2, 295-pound Chevis played in all 13 games for the Aggies in 2016, recording 25 tackles, 2 TFLs, 1 sack and 1 forced fumble. Chevis graduates this month and will be eligible to play at Houston immediately.

Jamison Hensley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Ravens take the first edge rusher in the second round in selecting Houston outside linebacker Tyus Bowser, one of the most explosive players in this draft. Bowser totaled 8.5 sacks and 12 tackles for loss in just eight games last season. He's a former high school and college basketball player who is considered a work in progress. Baltimore needed to upgrade the pass rush after finishing 24th in the league with 31 sacks last season. Once again, it's defense, defense, defense this offseason for the Ravens.

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Ravens get underrated Tyus Bowser

Mel Kiper Jr. thinks Baltimore's No. 47 pick has the long arms and great closing speed to make a difference as an edge pass rusher.

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125dSam 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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140dSteve 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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150dAndrea 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.

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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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167dSteve 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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190dAdam 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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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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205dAdam 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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