The Houston Cougars put a smile on the face of their rookie coach with a road victory at Florida State on Nov. 3, 1962.

Few University of Houston fans had ever heard of Bill Yeoman when he was hired as the fifth head coach of a football program that had been around only 15 years. Even the most skeptical would soon be singing his praises.

Bartee Haile writes This Week In Texas History which appears every Sunday. He welcomes your comments and questions barteehaile@gmail.com or P.O. Box 130011, Spring, TX 77393 and invites you to visit his website at barteehaile.com.

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