galvezwave wrote: DfromCT wrote: golfnut69 wrote:
galvezwave wrote:Congrats and choose that new coach wisely.
personally, Frost is making a mistake, Nebraska is a recruiting wasteland and the good ole Devaney / Osbourne "Country Ride" Walk - On program is no longer the supplementary player program it once was
Frost is a Nebraska Alum. If memory serves correctly, he won or came close to winning the MNC when he was a starting QB there. You cannot blame him for wanting to go home and try to win another National Championship as a HC there. He's not making a mistake. And it's not a black hole of recruiting. He has the tools and resources to win and win it all at Nebraska. He did at UCF as well, as they have facilities and resources few G5 programs do. But you can't blame Frost for wanting to return to the scene of his greatest glory.
UCF is one of the 20 schools I mentioned in another thread that are ahead of Tulane towards being a "have" (and invited to a "Power conference") as opposed to being a "have not" which Tulane is solidly locked into right now. It will take YEARS of winning before we are considered a possibility for a P5 invite. Our location hasn't done us enough the past 20 years, it won't do it without winning regularly for quite a few years to come. We're still on the outside, looking in, and at this point NOBODY hears us knocking. We're an afterthought.
I hope UCF hires a great HC. The coach at James Madison would make them immediate contenders for breaking through to the next level (and would probably last 2 years there!)
UCF is EXACTLY like Tulane. on the national scene, crappy G5s until they're allowed not to be. Like TCU used to be. They just happen to have a better team today. This is the system we're given.
UCF is NOTHING like Tulane.
FIrst of all, they exist in a BETTER state to recruit. Per capita is exactly that PER CAPITA.
Secondly, they have 8 times the enrollment of Tulane, and most of their students are IN STATE.
They have a MUCH bigger fan base than Tulane.
They have had MUCH BETTER SUCCESS in the last 20 years than Tulane.
They have a MUCH BETTER SHOT at a P5 invite than Tulane.
UCF doesn't have the academic reputation that Tulane enjoys, but certain programs within the University are higher ranked than Tulane (education, for example).
There's no comparison. UCF is light years ahead of Tulane w/r/t their athletics. Football rules, and UNLIKE TULANE they've not only been to BCS bowl games, they've won them as well. Frost is not the only coach that's brought them national attention. Before the year he stopped coaching, O'Leary brought them to places we've only approached once in our lifetime. And he did it more than once.
Call them a directional school, disparage the integrity of a UCF degree all you want. But UCF is a long way ahead of Tulane in the race to leave the "HAVE NOTS" category.
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