Even though his team isn't playing this weekend, Houston quarterback Case Keenum has been busy dissecting the video from last week's upset of Oklahoma State. While Keenum has spent some of that time looking for passes he should have completed or reads he should have made, he also examined another aspect of his game.
His touchdown celebrations.
Instead of just congratulating Keenum, former Rice quarterback Chase Clement texted his friend with a little advice. "He told me two things," Keenum said Tuesday. "He told me I needed to work on my touchdown celebration, and that I could borrow some of his if I didn't have any of my own material."
Keenum said Clement failed to offer any specific critique of the celebrations. "I don't know," Keenum said. "I was looking on film, and I thought I looked pretty cool."
A check of the highlights didn't reveal anything too egregious, but Keenum does have a habit of waving his arms like a large, flightless bird after throwing a touchdown pass. He'll have to fix that, especially considering the number of opportunities he could have to celebrate this season. Assuming Houston makes the Conference USA title game and plays in a bowl, Keenum is on pace to throw for 49 touchdowns and rush for 14 more.
That's a lot of celebrations, and a lot of chances to improve his technique. "You can't really control how it comes out," Keenum said. "It comes out different for everybody. I'll have to talk to [Clement] about it, maybe compare some film."