Okay, we're deep into Week 2 and I should stop writing about Week 1. But as Colombo used to say on TV right before he walked out the door, "one more thing…"
(Kids, Colombo was a great 70s TV show about a private detective, or was he a cop? I don't remember. I just crammed the reference in there)
Editor's Note: Vandermeer, the dated references are one thing but not even knowing that Colombo was a homicide detective is unacceptable.
I bet David Culley would get the reference.
Anyway, Culley won his Houston debut as a head coach on Sunday. Well, he also won his debut as a starting college quarterback in Houston 46 years ago. That's right. The Vanderbilt Commodores traveled to Houston to play Rice on September 20, 1975. Rice Stadium was a well-known facility, having hosted a Super Bowl just 20 months prior.
Tommy Kramer, who would play 14 seasons in the NFL, was the Owls' QB. "We won the ballgame 9-6, which means I didn't get us into the end zone but I didn't get us beat." Culley told us on his Texans Radio Show (Mondays 5 p.m., Sports Radio 610).
After Culley finished up at Vanderbilt, he'd begin his coaching career mentoring running backs at Austin Peay, about an hour away from Nashville.
Game 2 in his head coaching career is Sunday at noon in Cleveland (12 p.m. Kickoff on Sports Radio 610, The Bull 100.3 FM and KHOU CBS).
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