Houston dismisses Tatum, Dugat

HOUSTON -- Houston Cougars football coach Kevin Sumlin has dismissed freshman kick returner A.J. Dugat and sophomore offensive lineman Ari Tatum from the team for unspecified reasons.

The 188-pound Dugat, from Dayton, returned 19 punts for 6.1-yard average last season and caught 14 passes for 170 yards and a touchdown.

The 6-foot-5, 240-pound Tatum, from Dacula, Ga., played in only one game.