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by OUG
Mon Oct 03, 2011 11:46 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Bob Toledo House for Sale
Replies: 54
Views: 3771

Re: Bob Toledo House for Sale

His place is up for sale. Since June of this year. http://www.trulia.com/property/3053887578-139-Pinehurst-Dr-New-Orleans-LA-70131 The guy's 65. He's making 750k a year. I had been assuming he'd be retiring even if he won 9 games this year. Which makes the idea of giving him the rest of the season ...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 3:21 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts

Robert you idea is idiotic obviously you are not a TU graduate as you idea lowers the value of a TU degree TU academics is the only quality thing we have going concentrate on athletics please And yet, I hear everyone complaining that our academic standing has declined steadily since Cowen has been ...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 1:36 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts

The minute I see one of you telling high school kids not to come here and enjoy the best 4 years of their lives is the minute I punch you in the chin. Football isn't EVERYTHING. Tulane is a 10/10 in so many other facets. And my point is, if they're going to enjoy the best 4 years of their lives, go...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts

JDTulane wrote:The minute I see one of you telling high school kids not to come here and enjoy the best 4 years of their lives is the minute I punch you in the chin. Football isn't EVERYTHING. Tulane is a 10/10 in so many other facets.
Yeah, let's keep some perspective here.
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 11:19 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Stop Blaming CBT
Replies: 39
Views: 2490

Re: Stop Blaming CBT

ExileWave wrote:You may be right but I doubt that Dickson does ANYTHING without Scottie's approval.
Fine, but he is going to do what his AD recommends. That's how big organizations work. Then when things don't work, he holds the department head accountable.

I think that's where we are right now.
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:53 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Stop Blaming CBT
Replies: 39
Views: 2490

Re: Stop Blaming CBT

Cowen and RD did not hire Bowden- yes he hit lightning in a bottle, but where is he now. Has RR been a booming success? He is a great coach but is now a TV commentator. It is very different now than in 1997-2000. Remember, these morons PASSED on RR when we had a chance. You said it went back to the...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:52 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: New head coach fill in the blank
Replies: 10
Views: 952

Re: New head coach fill in the blank

I want my new head coach to be Rich Rodriguez
I would settle for Mario Cristobal
I will probably wind up with Bobby April (and not be happy about it).
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:47 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: This is unbelievable
Replies: 40
Views: 2134

Re: This is unbelievable

Cowen doesn't have to do much to allow us to be good. Fire Dickson, add a few athletic majors, put up $10 mill for a coach (which would be recouped quickly) over 5 years and hire an energetic and quality AD. Yep, this is all we really need. People forget that coaches have been successful here befor...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:42 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Stop Blaming CBT
Replies: 39
Views: 2490

Re: Stop Blaming CBT

It goes so far back- in the 80's when Darrell Royal from Texas was hired as a consultant for the football program, his advice to Mac Brown was to leave as fast as possible to a university with "State" as part of its name. And he did. This is an inbred culture of over half a century. Houstonwave is ...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:33 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Stop Blaming CBT
Replies: 39
Views: 2490

Re: Stop Blaming CBT

The model explains not being nationally competitive, or, perhaps, not wining C-USA. It does NOT explain 40 point losses to Army or inability to play .500 in C-USA. That problem is coaching, recruiting, and lack of leadership and accountability in the athletic department. Look, had Dickson "peeled b...
by OUG
Sun Oct 02, 2011 10:29 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts
Replies: 20
Views: 1537

Re: Maybe a different approach .. hit SC where it hurts

I would never dissuade a kid from going to Tulane. I love Tulane. Its a great school.

Let's keep some perspective here and not cut off our nose to spite our face here.
by OUG
Sat Oct 01, 2011 7:46 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Who is the problem--Cowen or Dickson?
Replies: 12
Views: 830

Re: Who is the problem--Cowen or Dickson?

Cowen has to go first. If Cowen were to replace Dickson there is no reason to think the replacement would be any better than Dickson. In fact, nobody but a lackey would even consider working for Cowen. Cowen has to control everything, so any competent AD or head coach would by definition not mix we...
by OUG
Fri Sep 30, 2011 1:27 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: last two times in West Point.....
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: last two times in West Point.....

I had a great view of that hail mary TD catch in '07, right at field level along the back of the endzone. Worst case of service academy "home cooking" I have ever seen. And the worst case of bad officiating I had ever seen up until the Toledo-Syracuse "missed" extra point in the carrier dome last w...
by OUG
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:23 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: last two times in West Point.....
Replies: 7
Views: 708

Re: last two times in West Point.....

I had a great view of that hail mary TD catch in '07, right at field level along the back of the endzone. Worst case of service academy "home cooking" I have ever seen. And the worst case of bad officiating I had ever seen up until the Toledo-Syracuse "missed" extra point in the carrier dome last we...
by OUG
Fri Sep 30, 2011 12:14 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

I disagree that Cowen himself wants or ever wanted to kill athletics. If that was his agenda he'd have done it in '05 when he freaking nuked half the engineering school and Newcomb college. That was his chance to enforce radical change on Tulane and he took it. You'll note that we committed to rema...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 3:29 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

I get what you are saying OUG, but there's no harm in getting after his ass too. Other than him tuning you and your agenda out completely ("lunatic fringe" ring a bell?) Once we understand that we can't do anything about Cowen's job, the operative question becomes how we can best influence him. Its...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

I get what you are saying OUG, but there's no harm in getting after his ass too. Other than him tuning you and your agenda out completely ("lunatic fringe" ring a bell?) Once we understand that we can't do anything about Cowen's job, the operative question becomes how we can best influence him. Its...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:19 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

I think you're missing the point. Equating Scott Cowen's departure with the saving of Tulane University (something he is convinced he has already done) is not so much intended to get him fired but to embarrass him. We know that works. And it's intended to be a salvo against the thing that is most i...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 2:09 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

Who's in charge of hiring a new athletic director??? Cowen. Which is why you pressure him and persuade him to hire a new one. Screaming for him to be hired or comparing him to Hitler ain't gonna work. Scott Cowen. Will. Not. Be. Fired. Over. Athletics. Rinse and Repeat. That doesn't even happen at ...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:56 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Oct 22 at the Tulane Homecoming I will be arrested
Replies: 41
Views: 3492

Re: Oct 22 at the Tulane Homecoming I will be arrested

Guys, I would once again reiterate that we should focus on achievable goals. Scott Cowen is not going to be fired by his board over athletics performance. That doesn't even happen at big schools where board members support athletics. Rick Dickson can be though. If we want change, lets concentrate ou...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 1:50 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

Welcome to the board '05. I just have a hard time believing this is all just on Dickson. Cowen has a major influence on athletics. At the end of the day it doesn't matter whether you think Cowen is part of the problem or not. TU atletics supporters aren't getting rid of Cowen. Even at a huge athlet...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 12:50 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Men's Basketball Schedule is up
Replies: 45
Views: 2493

Re: Men's Basketball Schedule is up

This should be a major data point in the evaluation of Rick Dickson's time as AD. I realize this is an unpopular opinion on this forum, but Cowen is not the antichrist as concerns TU athletics. He's pretty agnostic, in my opinion, and has to manage a lot of competing interests. We need Rick Dickson ...
by OUG
Thu Sep 29, 2011 11:23 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: This whole YOGWF thing
Replies: 14
Views: 1188

Re: This whole YOGWF thing

I read YOGWF just to get some laughs. I got kicked off that board after the opening night of the new baseball stadium ... Everybody was complaining on the board about the parking tickets being issued to people that parked on the natural ground. One of the owners of the board was even suggesting tha...
by OUG
Wed Sep 28, 2011 12:41 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: JTS Losing Control
Replies: 36
Views: 2049

Re: JTS Losing Control

Even though it is not surprising....wow. There shouldn't be any remaining doubt that: 1) T hat guy is a bad person: I recognize his condescending tone from the times he used it on me and I know that he wouldn't dare say such things in person. He's a small person who believes that his $8/month hosti...