Joe Cauthen is already showing why Houston fans should be excited about him. The only problem is they need to look closely. Cauthen’s group may not be an elite defense, but they’re making improvements every week to become a good one. Effort no longer is an issue, so now he just has to fix some fundamentals. Outside of a handful of big plays, the Cougars did well against the Mustangs explosive offense Thursday night.
Any fan can tell that missed tackles are an issue, and the Houston Cougars struggle in that department at times. Most of their mistakes are fixable, but it takes time.