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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. July 10, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18969.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 1993 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/19121/show/18969

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Transcript tijrmpw'- Jenkins Leaves Town RulesviolationallegationsforceCougarcoachtoresiqn John Jenkins' offseason started off bad enough when the UH administration decided not to re- newhis roll over contract, leav- ing him three years until he would have to renegotiate...or leave. It was a loud message, two back to back losing seasons were not looked on favorably by a school that pays dearly to keep its high profile athletic department going. Jenkins started his Cougar career with Jack Pardee, the new head coach, after the violation- ended tenure of Coach Bill Yeoman. After three winning seasons and one Aloha Bowl trip, Coach Pardee left for the Houston Oilers. Jenkins was given the head coaching position. Jenkins started with a 10-1 season that made the Run and Shoot offense look unbeatable. Unfortu- their education. a recently fired assistant coach, had Tracy Good told The Daily harassed them in order to get them Cougar that the team had practiced to bring these allegations forward. (and been in meetings) for over the "Some of these guys were out to get 20 hours a week the NCAA allows, "You ate, slept, drank football. You barely had enough time to eat or sleep. Practice is necessary, but you don't have to go to extremes." Jenkins denied the allegations, "We have never done over 18.5 hours. This includes meetings and practices. As a matter of fact, I've got written statements and records from all the players indicating that it's well below the 20 hour limit" Coach Jenkins fired because they don't like him," said Tait. The NCAA was ready to start their investigation, but they claimed that the violations were minor ones. As if on cue, Staggs released tons of paper records that he held copied during his tenure al I )H. This included alleged payment for classes at Houston Community College to lure a student to UH. Staggs worked for Jenkins Some players claimed that as a graduate assistant, and later as a they hadbeenblackmailed into sign- receiver's coach, and he claimed he ing those papers. had changed student records for Lawrence Mouton claimed Jenkins. "Do you really believe he that he was promised a scholarship, has any respect for the NCAA laws?" but upon arrival, no scholarship was said Staggs. available. "I've been really hurt by nately, the Cougars were still on this program," said Mouton. "They probation, and they couldn't prove bring in a lot of walk-ons and tell you their prowess in a bowl game. The all these things to keep you here." next year, the Cougars faltered, as the defensive and offensive lines seemed to leak like sieves. Games against nationally-ranked teams like Miami and Michigan turned into all out routs. Jenkins' nonchalant attitude about losses and run-up-the- score tactics against teams like SMU and Eastern Washington angered many, including alumni. The loss to still-rebuilding SMU may have been one of the final straws. Jenkins continued to deny any wrong doing, but we may never know the full story. Jenkins announced on April 30th that he would Jenkins disputed this claim resign his position as head coach, also. "No one in the country tells a ending six years of the Run and player, 'if you come in, we'll give Shoot. you a scholarship.'" Then a new allegation popped up. It was claimed that por- nographicvideoswerebeingspliced into game footage, just to keep things interesting. The National Organization for Women called for Jenkins' firing. Some were beginning to Jenkins and new Athletic Director Bill Carr made the announcement, deciding that a resignation would be best to reduce the severity of a possible NCAA probation. (It was rumored that UH might take the 'death penalty', a complete shut down of the football program) Jenkins settled for two years of pay and a health plan. Jenkins had a meeting with question the sources behind the al In April, 1993, The Daily legations, mostly coming from un Cougarpublished a series of reports happy former athletes and a myste- his players, telling them to, "keep alleging Jenkins had violated sev- rious unnamed coach. Reporters your heads up, keep fighting and eral NCAA rules. Former players questioned Jeff Tait, a former line- remember me." Then a few mo- had come forward, including Tracy backer. He said the word 'pornogra- ments later a teary-eyed Jenkins told Good, Tyler Mucho, Tim Woods and phy' was a little harsh, as the clips a press conference, "I can't tell you Jeff Tait. They complained about were short shots of women in biki- how much I loved the experience longpractices,includingillegalman- nis, or maybe with their tops off. and all the great Houston Cougars." datory summer practices, broken Several former and current He gave the "Cougar Paw" promises, and a lack of help with athletes claimed that Steven Staggs, sign, and left. -Michael Edwards Sports Football 131