New Houston Texans QB1 Case Keenum: who is he?

Case Keenum in, Matt Schaub out as QB1 in Texas.

Clear eyes, full hearts! in the Lone Star State. The Houston Texans have mercifully put Schaub down and elevated Case Keenum. Well, who is he?

Well, an interview guest of TSB in 2009 for one. And he’s already a somewhat known name in Houston, as put up insane numbers there for the University of Houston Cougars.

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College Football 77 in 77: #54 Houston Cougars

The true mark of how much you love a sport/league is your devotion to watching out-of-market games that you have no connection/allegiance to. In 2009 I couldn’t wait to DVR Houston vs. Mississippi “I gotta have LESS Cowbell” State so I could see Houston Cougars QB Case Keenum play. I had just interviewed him on conference call (you can read that here) a couple weeks earlier and found him to be quite a mensch. And his ridiculous stats gave him a dark horse chance at the Hesiman, at that current time.

Yes, I truly am a college football DORK, as Keenum quickly became one of my favorite players to watch in the nation.

Unfortunately, Keenum went down with a season ending injury versus UCLA in week 3 in 2010, and the Cougars stumbled to a 5-7 record. However, Keenum is back on the Case this fall as the NCAA gave him an Evan Eschmeyer style sixth year of eligibility.

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