Houston has plenty to prove after a lackluster first season under head coach Dana Holgorsen, but the team is filled with optimism as it gets closer to starting year two and expects to turn the corner much sooner than anticipated.
“It’s rare to get a bunch of excitement on the heels of a 4-8 season,” Holgorsen said during the second UH Coaches Caravan. “But that’s not what we want. It’s not what we are about, and I can’t wait to get a product out there that everyone is going to be proud of.”
Before the American Athletic Conference suspended all athletic activities back in March because of the coronavirus pandemic, Houston had already started its spring practices and completed nine of them, allowing the team to gauge the talent level they have for the upcoming season.
“If our spring ball is any indication, we fixed a lot,” Holgorsen said. “We have a chance to be really good.”
One position group the head coach believes will be in an improved unit from a season ago is the offensive line.
“We are going to be in better shape this year than we were last year,” said Holgorsen on the line. “I can assure you of that.”
As for the position that the offensive line is charged with protecting, Holgorsen is also excited with what quarterback Clayton Tune can do after being thrown right into the gauntlet a season ago when then starter D’Eriq King announced he was redshirting his senior year.