HOUSTON (AP) — The
Orlando, who was
"These kids have battled through a whole bunch of things this year and they've always responded," he said. "They've never let us down. They've always gone at it with a great attitude and I don't expect that to change."
Orlando acknowledged that there was some disappointment among players in the wake of
He said those players really bought into Herman's culture and embraced the catchy slogan termed "H-Town Takeover" he used to boost the team's profile on social media.
"My concern is for the young guys, the young guys that were part of the H-Town Takeover and them analyzing things and I see it in their face," Orlando said. "But I do feel comfortable that it is better after a couple of days."
Herman led the Cougars to a 13-1 record last season and a trip to the Peach Bowl before helping them to a 9-3 record this season which included wins over Oklahoma and Louisville, who were both ranked third at the time. He isn't the first coach to propel Houston back into to national spotlight before leaving for a more high-profile job.
Now they have to search for a new coach yet again. Orlando said he and offensive coordinator