Friday, November 10, 2000 Volume 66, Issue 59


 
 









 

Teague will see action vs. ECU

Cougar Sports Services

The Cougars will play their final road game of the season against the East Carolina Pirates at Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium in Greenville, N.C., on Saturday.

At 3-6, UH cannot finish with a winning season, but head coach Dana Dimel feels the team is close to being where it should be. He pointed to the Cougars' strong performance against Southern Miss and in the first quarter of the Tulane game.

"We get either one of those victories and this program has really turned the corner," Dimel said.

As stated earlier, Dimel plans to integrate the lineup with younger players, or players who have seen little, if any, playing time this season.

Quarterback Jason McKinley has put up impressive numbers this year, but the senior will be playing his last game for the Cougars against Louisville on Nov. 18. Giving freshman backup Bubba Teague more than garbage time minutes is crucial to seeing where UH stands next year.

"We're planning on playing him early, and if he does well, we'll play him a lot more," Dimel said. "We want to set him up to succeed and get this whole team excited of what he can do out there."

Dimel said he planned on playing Teague early in the game.

The Cougars will be looking to play the role of spoiler against the 5-3 Pirates. Dimel expected his team to keep growing as a team despite being out of the conference race.

"It's all a learning process for our guys right now," Dimel said. "I think how we come out and play on Saturday will be very indicative of the makeup of what this football team is all about."

Fox Sports Net will show the game. It is the first time the Cougars have been on television since a 48-0 loss at the Texas Longhorns. KBME-AM 790 will also broadcast the game locally. Kickoff is scheduled for 11 a.m.
 

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