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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2008 - Sports. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. University of Houston Digital Library. Web. October 1, 2014. http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/23360/show/23257.

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Students of the University of Houston. Houstonian 2008 - Sports. Houstonian Yearbook Collection. Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries. Retrieved from http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/23360/show/23257

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Students of the University of Houston, Houstonian 2008 - Sports, Houstonian Yearbook Collection, Special Collections, University of Houston Libraries, accessed October 1, 2014, http://digital.lib.uh.edu/collection/yearb/item/23360/show/23257.

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Title Houstonian 2008
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Title Sports
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  • Students of the University of Houston
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  • University of Houston
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Transcript Former coach Art Briles conferences with the media at the football team's weekly media conference. The Cougars held the luncheons with the media every Tuesday before a home game. From head football coach to radio talk show host, Briles did it all for the UH football team. Briles broadcasted live from Irma's Southwest Grill in downtown on Star 790 KBME. The radio show allowed Cougar fans to gain insight from the coach himself and for them to call in with their questions. Briles has a pre-game consultation with freshman running back Terrance Ganaway before the Cougars took on their crosstown rivals Rice on Oct. 13. The Cougars got the best of their Conference USA rivals 56-48. Bouncing Bear Brile /-2 1&9K* The man that many UH students have come to know as a stalwart in Cougar football history is now a Baylor Bear. Head coach Art Briles accepted an offer Nov. 28 to become Baylor's new head coach and agreed to a seven-year deal worth about $ 1.8 million per year. He replaces former Baylor head coach Guy Morriss, who was fired on Nov. 18 after Baylor finished 3-9 and 0-8 in the Big 12. "It's a situation where, hopefully, I can feel proud about the program we've established here at the University of Houston. I know that we're leaving it in better shape than it was when we got here five years ago," Briles said Wednesday afternoon. "I'm extremely grateful to all the fans. I'm thankful to our players and our student body because they are truly resilient." Briles, who left with a 34-28 record in five seasons, told UH Athletics Director Dave Maggard that he was going to work for Baylor and would not coach the Cougars in the Texas Bowl on Dec. 28 at Reliant Stadium. "We really appreciate what coach Briles has done during the time that he has been here at the University of Houston," Maggard said. "He has done some really outstanding things, and we really appreciate it." Maggard named Chris Thurmond, who spent the last two seasons as a recruiting coordinator and assistant coach in charge of cornerbacks, the interim head football coach for the Texas Bowl. With four years remaining on a contract extension he signed last year, Briles exercised a $300,000 buyout clause that allowed him to take the Baylor position. Baylor, who was 18-40 in five seasons under Morriss, has not had a winning season since 1995 and hasn't been to a bowl since 1994. Briles will receive a nearly 100 percent pay increase from the $900,000 annual salary he received at UH, but Maggard said Briles insisted it was not about the money. Briles met with the UH football team Nov. 28 to tell them of his resignation. He said the attitude of the team was understandably somber "It was a quiet meeting," Briles said. "I told them they're not just phi vers, they're sons. We put"a lot of time, effort, blood, sweat and love together ... so it's a numbing effect, and it was a numbing atmosphere." They were numbed, but not distraught, Maggard said immediately after the meeting. Maggard said senior offensive lineman Dustin Dickinson called his teammates together and said, "We're going to stay together and we're going to win the bowl game." When Maggard arrived at I'll in January 2002, the football team was coming off an 0-11 season and finished 5-7 the next season. Maggard fell he needed to hire a coach who would help revitalize the program. I le chose Briles, who served as running backs coach at Texas Tech fr 2000-02. In 2003, Briles led the ( OUgai S to a 7-6 finish and their first bowl game since 1996. lie led the Cougars to last season's ('onferenee I SA championship. On Dec. 14 Maggard named Kevin Sun11m the new bead football co for the Cougars. Sumlin becomes the I 1 tfa he coach in Id I history, but more importantly, he becomes the first African-American to lead the prestigious Cougar Program. story by Deanna Mendoza Photos by Dondria Cooper 171