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Malone Jr. finally makes announcement

Cougar News and Notes

D. Ryan Monceaux

In the Nov. 25 edition of The Daily Cougar, we reported that Moses Malone Jr. (guard) had talked of a possible transfer after UHís loss to Sam Houston State. Now, five weeks later, that transfer has come to light.

In November, Malone said he "could not believe we lost to Sam Houston" and also said that "I have a bunch of schools contacting me, and I think they (UH coaches) should play their best players."

After family members denied an earlier story about a possible transger, Moses Malone Jr. announced his decision to leave UH over the weekend.

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Malone later denied saying this, but late last week Malone told KRIV-TV that he intended to transfer from UH. He did not state specifically where he wanted to go, but TCU and Texas seem to be his first choices.

Malone Jr. has not gotten the playing time he thinks he deserves and defines that, among other reasons, as why he is leaving. Malone had appeared in 10 games, starting one, before his announcement.

Coach Drexler, speaking from Chicago, said he wished Malone the best and that he thinks the move is best for both sides.

Helton announces coaching changes

UH head football coach Kim Helton announced last week that Gary Bartel, the teamís defensive coordinator, would be leaving to take the assistant coaching job at the University of Southwest Louisiana. Bartel had been with the Cougars for five seasons, the last two of which he served as defensive coordinator.

Another announcement is that Dan Lounsbury, the teamís offensive coordinator, will be reassigned from his current position. Lounsbury has also been with the team for five seasons but has served for only two years as the teamís offensive coordinator. It has not been determined what position Lounsbury will serve during the upcoming season.

Helton says that all other coaches will return for the 1999 season.

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