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Wednesday, September 27, 2023


Players wish Sumlin well, respond positively

Senior running back Michael Hayes was one of several Cougars to show their appreciation for Kevin Sumlin via Twitter. | Brianna Leigh Morrison/The Daily Cougar

Following today’s team meeting when Kevin Sumlin informed the team that he would be accepting another coaching opportunity, many UH players took to social media to express their gratitude towards their former head coach. Here are some of the Cougars’ responses to the news:

Senior quarterback Case Keenum (@casekeenum7):

“What Coach Sumlin has meant to me and this university cant be put into words, much less 140 char. Great man, Great coach. I’ve been blessed.”

“With that said, We need your support to finish off the best season we have EVER had here at UH. #gocoogs #thirteenwins #letsdoit

Senior receiver Patrick Edwards (@_PatrickEdwards):

“S/o To Coach Sumlin !! Best Coach I’ve Ever Been Coached By.. Proud Of Him And His New Transition #Much Love”

Junior kicker Matt Hogan (@Matt4Hogan6):

“Sumlin was great and he will be missed but we play for our teammates. Really excited about Tony Levine being interim head coach #deserved

Senior running back Michael Hayes (@michaelhayes_29):

“S/O to Coach Sumlin a great coach and a better person! Best coach in the nation I have the upmost respect for him! Wish him the best of luck”

“Anyone who has something negative about Coach Sumlin don’t be ignorant please! No one understand how hard it was for him!”

Senior kicker Jordan Mannisto (@JeffreyJ16):

“Coach Sumlin is a great man. I appreciate everything he did for me and this university and I wish him the very best #thankscoach

“But at the same time I’m pretty pumped to have my boy #tonylevineas my head coach for my last game.”

Freshman tackle Rowdy Harper (@RowdyHarper74):

“Was great playing for Sumlin, but it’s just how the business goes sometimes. Can’t wait to play the rest of the season for Levine! #beatPSU


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