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by Ruski
Tue May 15, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: The Never Ending Gift of Cowen
Replies: 52
Views: 4001

Re: The Never Ending Gift of Cowen

The Flutie Effect Ever since, marketing experts and school deans have acknowledged the power of the Flutie Effect's ability to transfer a successful collegiate athletic program into a hot ticket for admission. Georgetown University applications multiplied 45 percent between 1983 and 1986 following ...
by Ruski
Sat May 12, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: QB preseason Rankings
Replies: 5
Views: 571

Re: QB preseason Rankings

Very fair. I could see Banks taking over games and shredding defenses this year!

Surprised that the unit ranked out at 5. Seems like we would fall apart if Banks got injured
by Ruski
Sat May 12, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: QB preseason Rankings
Replies: 5
Views: 571

QB preseason Rankings

Athlon: 1. McKenzie Milton, UCF 2. Malcolm Perry, Navy 3. Jonathan Banks, Tulane 4. Ben Hicks, SMU 5. D’Eriq King, Houston 6. Frank Nutile, Temple 7. David Moore, Memphis 8. Hayden Moore, Cincinnati 9. Chris Oladokun, USF 10. Luke Skipper, Tulsa 11. David Pindell, UConn 12. Reid Herring, East Carol...
by Ruski
Wed May 09, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Sad day for Tulane Hockey
Replies: 13
Views: 928

Re: Sad day for Tulane Hockey

Sad, sad day. I played freshman year. Love those jerseys!

Gotta think Tulane could earn a lot of goodwill/publicity running the only ice rink in NOLA.
by Ruski
Wed May 09, 2018 10:51 am
Forum: AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHOOLS
Topic: USF gets a QB
Replies: 3
Views: 911

Re: USF gets a QB

He started some games for Bama in 2016 I think. And he'll be USF's 3rd STRING!! Houston just got Quinten Dormady to transfer from Tennessee, former 4 star. He'll be 2nd or 3rd string. Cincy is being linked with Joe Burrow, former 4star leaving Ohio State. Other favorite is LSU. I know USF, Houston, ...
by Ruski
Sun May 06, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Lindsey Scott to be a Tiger again :(
Replies: 895
Views: 98662

Re: Lindsey Scott to be a Tiger again :(

Ruski.... I have no idea who "FPI" is...but after watching Mizzou get man handled in the Houston Bowl last year, by of all teams, Texas who was not that good... any team with speed on D is going to eat their slow "O" footed lineman alive...I don't see them beating Purdue or Tenn on the road, and Pr...
by Ruski
Sun May 06, 2018 2:24 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Lindsey Scott to be a Tiger again :(
Replies: 895
Views: 98662

Re: Lindsey Scott to be a Tiger again :(

SCOTT SHOULD HAVE GONE TO _____ SCHOOL Stop it. Believe it or not, this kid is still in his redshirt freshman year. ZHS HC says the kid is very deliberate in his decision making. We can suggest what school would have been the better choice. But if your suggestion is based on the notion that he's no...
by Ruski
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:35 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: SBNATION on The Wave
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: SBNATION on The Wave

Just for $hits and giggles, I thought I'd give a shot at handicapping the schedule. Keep in mind these predictions are out the window by the 3rd of 4th week of the season. But I don't agree with the S&P analysis so I'll give it a shot. You can make fun of me at the end of the season, b/c I'm puttin...
by Ruski
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:21 pm
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Football Recruiting 2018
Replies: 422
Views: 50028

Re: Football Recruiting 2018

I hope Fritz at least makes contact. I'm sure he's looking to play 2/2 of his remaining years. But it's to conceive an injury to Banks in this offense. Arizona State quarterback Blake Barnett is transferring from the program, a source confirmed to ESPN on Wednesday. Barnett will be a grad transfer a...
by Ruski
Fri Apr 20, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: SBNATION on The Wave
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: SBNATION on The Wave

UAB and Wake should tell us what kind of team/season we'll have. Our conference play is much more difficult than OOC. Here's our schedule sorted by S&P win probability: Nicholls State 84% East Caroline 74% @Tulsa 50% Navy 48% SMU 43% @UAB 41% @Cinxinnati 38% Memphis 30% @Houston 26% Wake Forest 25%...
by Ruski
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: SBNATION on The Wave
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: SBNATION on The Wave

A CFN view https://collegefootballnews.com/2018/03/american-athletic-conference-2018-spring-rankings-analysis This one is particularly dated, as it pre-dates Junior Diaz transferring. Or it's just lousy reporting. I think it was lazy reporting. But I don't think it changes where Tulane would rank. ...
by Ruski
Fri Apr 20, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: SBNATION on The Wave
Replies: 35
Views: 2821

Re: SBNATION on The Wave

It’s hard not to at least be a little disappointed that in year 3 of Fritz, Tulane has greater than 50% chance of winning only 1 of its 12 games using one set of advanced metrics. It’s also disappointing that, in year 3, a 6-7 record would be something to truly celebrate. Granted, if Tulane has a b...
by Ruski
Thu Apr 19, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Basketball Recruiting -- 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 29731

Re: Basketball Recruiting -- 2017

Nice little graphic. Size is one thing, being able to play inside seems to be entirely something else. Let's hope some of this size starts to payoff!
by Ruski
Wed Apr 11, 2018 1:21 pm
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Basketball Recruiting -- 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 29731

Re: Basketball Recruiting -- 2017

I'm glad we're getting Connor, and do think he's under-rated. Was leading scorer on one of the best Prep teams in the nation, one that only played other Prep Post Grad teams. There's higher ranked recruits coming out of Hargrave, but nobody filled the basket more than Crabtree. Now, if we can land ...
by Ruski
Tue Apr 10, 2018 10:21 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Spring Practice
Replies: 44
Views: 7306

Re: Spring Practice

Under the new rules it appears we are at the max and can't bring anyone else this season. Yikes. Fritz seems like he's building a solid program bottom up and this should be a corner turning year. However we're one knee/ankle/shoulder injury away from same old same old Tulane. Finally we get a disci...
by Ruski
Tue Apr 10, 2018 9:12 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Spring Practice
Replies: 44
Views: 7306

Re: Spring Practice

Spring Practice returns: http://tulanegreenwave.com/news/2018/4/2/green-wave-football-returns-to-yulman-stadium-for-day-eight-of-spring-practice.aspx?path=football Good to hear that Banks continues to improve. Obviously he's the key to us having a successful season. Maybe more importantly if he has...
by Ruski
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Basketball Recruiting -- 2017
Replies: 188
Views: 29731

Re: Basketball Recruiting -- 2017

I still think we should hire Tubby Smith. It seemed like the ideal move would’ve been for Memphis to keep Tubby and bring on Penny as a HC in waiting. The Larry Brown rumors suggest it’s what the higher ups want too, something Brown was able to implement at SMU. But Penny and Tubby both seem to hav...
by Ruski
Mon Apr 09, 2018 12:22 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Tulane Loses the WSU Series
Replies: 48
Views: 5117

Re: Tulane Loses the WSU Series

Will be interesting to see if dannen pushes for staff changes or the status quo remains from tricky Ricky.

AAC is a damned good baseball conference and Tulane should be pushing for the title most years. Inaction is unacceptable.
by Ruski
Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: MEN & WOMEN OF TULANE
Topic: Melvin Frazier drafted 2nd Rd, 5th pick (35th overall)
Replies: 193
Views: 20460

Re: Melvin Frazier now projected 1st round pick

If Frazier gets anywhere near #1, even if that’s just getting drafted in the first round then Tulane needs to spend 50/100k to put fatheads of Frazier in every single high school and AAU gym in the gulf coast!
by Ruski
Sun Mar 11, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Dishonest Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Re: Dishonest Question

Considering how crappy this program has been fo so long, this is just as bad as the death penalty. Worse I'd argue. All those top teams have shown that if you can put together 5/10 years of good to great basketball then you can get through the sanctions and retain the prestige. Louisville became a ...
by Ruski
Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:31 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Dishonest Question
Replies: 10
Views: 1272

Dishonest Question

If Georgia wants to put itself on the college basketball map, reaching for former Louisville coach Rick Pitino would be one way to do it. His name is being mentioned for the Bulldogs job that became vacant on Saturday with the dismissal of Mark Fox, according to ESPN college basketball analyst Jay ...
by Ruski
Fri Mar 09, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Temple ends Tulane's season 82-77 in the AAC Tourney
Replies: 31
Views: 2623

Re: Temple ends Tulane's season 82-77 in the AAC Tourney

I hope he makes changes to his staff. He needs help with recruiting. I doubt it happens as it appears he thinks he can do it by himself. That doesn't bode well for the program. As noted by someone else above I refuse to compare this to last years 6 win debacle. That is the worst case of low bar syn...
by Ruski
Fri Mar 09, 2018 5:29 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Honest question
Replies: 15
Views: 1495

Re: Honest question

Who still enjoys going to Tulane sporting events? I used to look forward to going to the games (Football, Basketball and Baseball), but hardly go anymore. It is not fun to watch your team constantly lose and give games away. The last winning record for the three sports mentioned was the 2016 baseba...
by Ruski
Fri Mar 09, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Honest question
Replies: 15
Views: 1495

Re: Honest question

Who still enjoys going to Tulane sporting events? I used to look forward to going to the games (Football, Basketball and Baseball), but hardly go anymore. It is not fun to watch your team constantly lose and give games away. The last winning record for the three sports mentioned was the 2016 baseba...
by Ruski
Thu Mar 08, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHOOLS
Topic: Memphis replaces Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway
Replies: 7
Views: 1259

Re: Memphis considering replacing Tubby Smith with Penny Hardaway

Tubby has won 19 regular season games in his first two years. Not good enough for the Tiger faithful. They're gonna have to pay him 9.75 million buyout! Houston, Memphis, UCF are very serious about putting out top25 programs in football AND basketball. Is Tulane out of its league in the AAC?? Time ...