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Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:29 pm

Does anybody have any idea or want to fathom a guess on where that came from?


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Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:47 pm

Memphis played NO ONE. They lost to a bad Navy team.

Tulane had a narrow ACC loss in OT, a failed away comeback, and Ohio State. We aren't good, but we were more tested than Memphis.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 pm

Do you think Fritz spent the last two weeks preparing for Memphis and pretty much ignored Ohio St? If so, it was a great decision.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:55 pm

We got smoked by this team by 30 last year. We also haven’t beat them in close to 10 seasons? It was a great win tonight and proved one thing to me, we suck on the road but almost always have a shot to win at home.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:10 pm

Memphis just played like Tulane did against UAB. This is a classic upset. It doesn't mean we've turned the corner, but it does mean the season extends for a few more weeks.

We just rectified the UAB loss. I don't know what to expect now.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:13 pm

oliveandblue wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Memphis played NO ONE. They lost to a bad Navy team.

Tulane had a narrow ACC loss in OT, a failed away comeback, and Ohio State. We aren't good, but we were more tested than Memphis.
This.

Memphis may actually not be as good as UAB and was exposed in a loss to a Navy team that lost to Hawaii. That is not intended to take away from the win, but it is intended to flash warning lights before expectations get too high.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:37 pm

Jaxwave wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:29 pm
Does anybody have any idea or want to fathom a guess on where that came from?
Yep. Coaching staff felt the heat and opened things up. Came out balanced and Memphis didn't know what to do. They set Banks free to take off and he won the game. Only a fool would say otherwise.
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oliveandblue wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Memphis played NO ONE. They lost to a bad Navy team.

Tulane had a narrow ACC loss in OT, a failed away comeback, and Ohio State. We aren't good, but we were more tested than Memphis.
This. This is a bad Memphis team. As I've said all along the conference is down this year and that's the best thing we have going for us. I give credit to Memphis' AD. He knew they'd be bad and thus their schedule. The conference is so bad they may get to 6 wins and keep their Bowl streak alive.
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Jaxwave wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:50 pm
Do you think Fritz spent the last two weeks preparing for Memphis and pretty much ignored Ohio St? If so, it was a great decision.
Nope. He felt the heat and opened things up.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:54 pm

What that was is what we expected from game 1.
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Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 pm

I post this only for the other sane Tulane fans. Honestly, most of the people who post here are miserable & negative individuals.

Lets celebrate a win, and a big win at that!!! Memphis is a good team that 9/10 times would have beaten navy sans the weather and would have been ranked in the top 25 coming in. Guys stop posting your negative nonsense and go somewhere else if you don’t like when the green wave wins.

We have a shot at salvaging the season. This negates the UAB loss.

You literally drive away casual fans ! I can already hear the responses to this but as the kids say - dgaf
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Bicoastalwave wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 pm
I post this only for the other sane Tulane fans. Honestly, most of the people who post here are miserable & negative individuals.

Lets celebrate a win, and a big win at that!!! Memphis is a good team that 9/10 times would have beaten navy sans the weather and would have been ranked in the top 25 coming in. Guys stop posting your negative nonsense and go somewhere else if you don’t like when the green wave wins.

We have a shot at salvaging the season. This negates the UAB loss.

You literally drive away casual fans ! I can already hear the responses to this but as the kids say - dgaf

Thanks Troy Dannen for your post. FOAD
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1. Look what happens when we stick to the plan and actually run the freaking ball! Wake and UAB game it seemed like the coaches got too cute and came out throwing like we're Texas Tech. Here we were balanced and let the run game open up the passing game, like last year.

2. We got a damned good punter! WOW. What a difference from recent years! Game changer!

3. WTF is up with the AAC West?!? It's Houston and then a pile of crap. Let's at least be at the top of that pile of crap!

I actually missed the game. Couldn't take any more after Wake/UAB. But my faith is partially restored. Now let's go win this damned division!!
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oliveandblue wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:10 pm
Memphis just played like Tulane did against UAB. This is a classic upset. It doesn't mean we've turned the corner, but it does mean the season extends for a few more weeks.

We just rectified the UAB loss. I don't know what to expect now.
I couldn’t agree more. It was the perfect setup for a potential upset.
You had us blown out last week
Memphis came in overconfident on a short road week.
Memphis is overrated this year having beaten no one of stature.
The bad weather was to our advantage.
And of course the new uni’s and helmets.
But we had to play well and we did.
Congrats on the win and keeping the bowl hopes alive.
This offsets the UAB loss. I had us 2-3 at this point.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:18 am

When someone sees the highlights with Graff commentary, please post the link. That's my only lifeline over here. Thanks.
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winwave wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:56 am
Bicoastalwave wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 pm
I post this only for the other sane Tulane fans. Honestly, most of the people who post here are miserable & negative individuals.

Lets celebrate a win, and a big win at that!!! Memphis is a good team that 9/10 times would have beaten navy sans the weather and would have been ranked in the top 25 coming in. Guys stop posting your negative nonsense and go somewhere else if you don’t like when the green wave wins.

We have a shot at salvaging the season. This negates the UAB loss.

You literally drive away casual fans ! I can already hear the responses to this but as the kids say - dgaf

Thanks Troy Dannen for your post. FOAD
He's not lying. You mf's will always find a way to say a win ain't a win. The shit is sad, actually. Congrats to the squad, and let's beat shit down Cincy's leg.
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winwave wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:39 pm
oliveandblue wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 10:47 pm
Memphis played NO ONE. They lost to a bad Navy team.

Tulane had a narrow ACC loss in OT, a failed away comeback, and Ohio State. We aren't good, but we were more tested than Memphis.
This. This is a bad Memphis team. As I've said all along the conference is down this year and that's the best thing we have going for us. I give credit to Memphis' AD. He knew they'd be bad and thus their schedule. The conference is so bad they may get to 6 wins and keep their Bowl streak alive.
The conference may be a bit down, but it's still clearly the best Group of 5 conference so far and have several wins over Power 5 teams this season.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:21 am

Started well 7-0 and the Fritz got creative and bold with onside and Memphis recovered. First play, Hendrson scored and many TU fans were already thinking doom and gloom thoughts comme dab; but no, THIS ONE BELONGED to the WAVE!
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:33 am

Unfortunately, I wasn't able to watch the game, but did follow it on gamecast. I've just been looking over the box score and some highlights and a couple of things were interesting. After McMillian threw the TD pass on his first play to put us up 24-14, we DIDN'T call another pass play the rest of the game. Of course, we only ran 17 plays and 3 of those were victory formations. So before McMillian came in, it was 39-21 run/pass ratio. That's about as balanced as I'd expect it to be, because Memphis' run D was AWFUL.

-- Bradwell is a beast, 143 yds and 2 TDs
-- Dauphine is the real deal. I bet he and Bradwell will be considered one of the better RB tandems in the conference last season, maybe even better than
Hillard/Badie was.
--Best game for Huderson in his career.
-- Three backs with over 7 YPC in the game.

-- We had 7 sacks, 4 by sophomores and 3 by freshmen. That bodes well for the future.

-- Still too many penalties at inopportune times.
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 8:43 am

Good synopsis Robert. Great win but keep it going! Thanks to coaches for waking up on offense. Much more open than WAke game. It’s hard not to be sceptical after years of following Tulane but one step at a time. ROLL WAVE
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Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:13 am

The only pressure Fritz faced was the pressure of a coach of a 1-3 team that should be better than 1-3. He's getting his 5 years; he's the best credentialed coach TU has hired since Mack Brown (who was one of the nation's top coordinators when hired). If we give CJ/Price Bros 4, Toledo 4+, Teevens 5 for going 2-9 every year, and Scelfo 8 (Yikes!), he's getting his 5 rain or shine.
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AugWave wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 7:40 am
winwave wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 12:56 am
Bicoastalwave wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 11:55 pm
I post this only for the other sane Tulane fans. Honestly, most of the people who post here are miserable & negative individuals.

Lets celebrate a win, and a big win at that!!! Memphis is a good team that 9/10 times would have beaten navy sans the weather and would have been ranked in the top 25 coming in. Guys stop posting your negative nonsense and go somewhere else if you don’t like when the green wave wins.

We have a shot at salvaging the season. This negates the UAB loss.

You literally drive away casual fans ! I can already hear the responses to this but as the kids say - dgaf
Thanks Troy Dannen for your post. FOAD
He's not lying. You mf's will always find a way to say a win ain't a win. The shit is sad, actually. Congrats to the squad, and let's beat shit down Cincy's leg.
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Memphis beat...Mercer...Ga State..So"Bama and lost to Navy and Tulane.... Switch the schedules and Tulane would be at worse 4-1 and Memphis 1-4....UAB had 16 seniors start, many with P5 playing time and were better than the record and Tulane should have beaten them...one more thing, it was a good feeling to send those 11 Louisiana kids back to Memphis as losers
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golfnut69 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:24 am
Memphis beat...Mercer...Ga State..So"Bama and lost to Navy and Tulane.... Switch the schedules and Tulane would be at worse 4-1 and Memphis 1-4....UAB had 16 seniors start, many with P5 playing time and were better than the record and Tulane should have beaten them...one more thing, it was a good feeling to send those 11 Louisiana kids back to Memphis as losers
Honestly, the AAC West this year doesn’t look that good outside of Houston, so that may be good for Tulane.

There are two short term goals for Tulane:

1. Reaching a bowl and
2. Fielding a good football team

Defeating an overrated Memphis team was a step in the right direction for a bowl, but Tulane’s losses to a Wake Forest team that just fired its DC in season and to a UAB team that didn’t play football two seasons ago indicate that it’s still not good.
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Aberzombie1892 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 10:28 am
golfnut69 wrote:
Sat Sep 29, 2018 9:24 am
Memphis beat...Mercer...Ga State..So"Bama and lost to Navy and Tulane.... Switch the schedules and Tulane would be at worse 4-1 and Memphis 1-4....UAB had 16 seniors start, many with P5 playing time and were better than the record and Tulane should have beaten them...one more thing, it was a good feeling to send those 11 Louisiana kids back to Memphis as losers
Honestly, the AAC West this year doesn’t look that good outside of Houston, so that may be good for Tulane.

There are two short term goals for Tulane:

1. Reaching a bowl and
2. Fielding a good football team

Defeating an overrated Memphis team was a step in the right direction for a bowl, but Tulane’s losses to a Wake Forest team that just fired its DC in season and to a UAB team that didn’t play football two seasons ago indicate that it’s still not good.
I don't truly think you can equate UAB to other schools in their second year of football. They had the coach, And they were able to bring in lots of P5 transfers with promises of playing time. This isn't like they started off fielding an all freshman/sophomore team.
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