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SWC Rewind: Big 12 brings generational competition back to Houston

Saturday night’s Big 12 opener against TCU will be many things for the University of Houston, and perhaps most importantly, it will be the school’s reintroduction into the generational lineage of Texas football.

In coaching alone, the connections are almost too many to count, and it begins with the high-flying Run and Shoot Cougars of the 1980s and ’90s under successive head coaches Jack Pardee and John Jenkins.

In a span of three years, the Cougars won 28 games and regularly set collegiate records in points and yards (UH averaged over 50 points a game in 1989) with a passing offense that produced a Heisman winner in quarterback Andre Ware and a top-10 NFL Draft pick in David Klingler.