Live from TDECU Stadium: Cougars New HC, Texans Win, CFB Playoffs
Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show go live from TDECU Stadium where the University of Houston is holding their introductory press conference for new football head coach Willie Fritz. Fritz, former Tulane head coach, also joins the show to discuss his excitement for the position and his plans for Cougar football. Matt and Ross get into the Houston Texans win over the Denver Broncos, the Rockets loss in Los Angeles that involved head coach Ime Udoka getting ejected and the college football playoffs and final rankings.
New UH Football Head Coach Willie Fritz Talks Next Steps for Cougars
The new University of Houston Football head coach Willie Fritz joins The Matt Thomas Show live from TDECU Stadium shortly after his introductory press conference to talk about his excitement for the position, as well as his future plans for Cougar football. "I really feel a great connection with this city," and "I'm so pumped that I got the job." Fritz is already thinking towards next season, discussing the possibility of bringing staff over from his former team, the Tulane Green Wave. Fritz plans to attack the transfer portal and put a focus on recruiting. "I understand the overall program," and "I think I've got a good eye for talent."
Texans Look to End Broncos Win Streak, LeBron Could Miss Lakers Game, Non-Florida Stories
Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show predict the outcome of the Houston Texans against the Denver Broncos this Sunday at NRG Stadium. Sports talk host on KOA Colorado Ryan Edwards joins the show to give some insight on the Broncos' offense, as well as comments on the many Denver Nuggets versus Houston Rockets games this early in the season. Matt and Ross debate whether it is acceptable for Lebron James to miss a Los Angeles Lakers game to see his son, Bronny James, make his college basketball debut, Non-Florida Stories and more on this Anything Goes Friday.
Colorado Sports Radio Host Ryan Edwards Talks Broncos and Nuggets
Sports talk host on KOA Colorado Ryan Edwards joins The Matt Thomas Show to discuss the many Houston Rockets versus Denver Nuggets games early in the season. Edwards also comments on the Texans-Broncos matchup. With the Broncos on a five-game win streak, Edwards says the offense is protecting Wilson well. "Sean Payton has gotten the best out of Russell Wilson" and "there's confidence growing in the offense," Edwards said.
Today's Top Headlines, CFB Playoffs, Dr. Roto and Next Houston Cougars HC...?
Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show and guest hosts Chris Gordy and Adam Clanton react to Texans quarterback C.J. Stroud being named AFC Offensive Player of the Month and NFL Offensive Rookie of the Month. Ross and producer Connor McGovern review today's top sports headlines, Ross speculates over who could be the next Houston Cougars football head coach and what the college football playoff picture will look like, Dr. Roto joins the show to cure your fantasy football ailments, I Just Don't Get It and more.
Will UT Be Shut Out From CFB Playoffs? Texans Roster Changes and Shut Ur Bum Ass Up
Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show and guest host Dan Mathews comment on how the Houston Texans have exceeded expectations for this season, but now they have bigger goals in making the playoffs and playing competitive football in the later half of the season. Ross and Dan also get into the college football rankings and what the playoffs will look like. Will the Texas Longhorns be shut out? Does Alabama get in if they beat Georgia in the SEC Championship? Bobby Petrino rejoins the Arkansas Razorbacks as an offensive coordinator, Shut Ur Bum Ass Up and what is the easiest sport to officiate?
Rockets Look to Keep In-Season Tournament Hopes Alive
Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show preview the Houston Rockets matchup against the Dallas Mavericks tonight. The Rockets would automatically advance to the knockout round of the in-season tournament with a win, but if they lose, they're eliminated. Matt and Ross also discuss the college football head coach carousel, Rockets head coach Ime Udoka and CBS Sports' Ian Eagle join the show, Gut Feelings and more.
CBS Sports' Ian Eagle Previews Texans vs. Broncos
National sportscaster Ian Eagle joins The Matt Thomas Show to preview his call of the Houston Texans against the Denver Broncos this Sunday on CBS. The Broncos, who are on a five-game win streak, are coming to NRG Stadium in a matchup with veteran quarterback Russell Wilson and rookie C.J. Stroud. The Broncos have turned their season around and continued to "find a way to win" every since their week six loss against the Kansas City Chiefs, Eagle said. Eagle also reflects on being named the new voice of the March Madness Final Four tournament. "It's an incredible achievement" and "I recognize the responsibility that comes with it," Eagle said.
Rockets Head Coach Ime Udoka: "We Have to Get On Track On the Road"
Rockets Head Coach Ime Udoka joins The Matt Thomas Show to talk about the team's struggles on the road ahead of tonight's in-season tournament matchup against the Dallas Mavericks. However, at home, the Rockets have found success, earning two wins against the defending champ Denver Nuggets. Shooting guard Jalen Green, who has a combined 59 points in his last two games, is showing signs of growth as the season progresses. "Aggressiveness doesn't mean just shooting the ball. It's making the right play, getting to the paint and creating for others," Udoka said. Udoka also commented on power forward Jabari Smith Jr.'s improvements from last year, saying "I don't think his percentage [last season] was indicative of how good of a shooter he is, and he's showing that this year." Udoka concludes by saying tonight's matchup against the Mavericks will be another tough game. Luka Dončić and Kyrie Irving are "two of the toughest one-on-one guards in the league," Udoka said.
Will Astros Re-sign Bregman? Texans Lose, Elko Hired, Holgorsen Fired
Matt Thomas and Ross Villarreal of The Matt Thomas Show breakdown the coaching decisions and referee calls that contributed to the Houston Texans' loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars on Sunday. Were all the defensive holding and pass interference calls valid? Was Tank Dell in bounds? Matt and Ross also discuss the Houston Rockets dominate win over the Denver Nuggets in an in-season tournament game, as well as the firing of University of Houston football head coach Dana Holgorsen and the hiring of Mike Elko as Texas A&M football's new head coach, the possibility of the Astros re-signing Alex Bregman and the college football playoff picture.