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Mon Oct 15, 2018 9:57 am

Both teams had their bye weeks:

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/colleg ... eeded-rest

Both have QB controversies.


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from the Dallas Morning News.. I click on "college" section..Texas, TXA&M, OU. TX Tech TCU Baylor , SMU, North Texas are all covered
https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/colleg ... me-smu?f=r

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/colleg ... m-loss-smu

https://sportsday.dallasnews.com/colleg ... ess-attack
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QB question:

https://www.nola.com/tulane/index.ssf/2 ... iver_index

The game is at 2:30 and will be on ESPNU.
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If this was my decision, Banks is my QB. Yes, he's been less than expected to date. Yes, he's suffered from inconsistent performances. But since McMillan took his first snap, Banks has been the better player of the two. McMillan threw one hell of a nice pass for the TD at Cincy when the game was still in play. Then he had long stretches of not completing a pass. Banks has been fairly accurate, including a number of drops in the Memphis and UAB games, until a poor start (and a too quick hook) versus the Bearcats. Let him play the whole game not looking over his shoulder.

Unless McMillan has taken huge steps during the bye week, I want Banks under center full time. He should come in with a chip on his shoulder, knowing he put 38 points that should have been 44 on the board versus this team last season. He's earned it. And he's far from perfect, but better at the RPO than McMillan.

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If this was my decision, Banks is my QB. Yes, he's been less than expected to date. Yes, he's suffered from inconsistent performances. But since McMillan took his first snap, Banks has been the better player of the two. McMillan threw one hell of a nice pass for the TD at Cincy when the game was still in play. Then he had long stretches of not completing a pass. Banks has been fairly accurate, including a number of drops in the Memphis and UAB games, until a poor start (and a too quick hook) versus the Bearcats. Let him play the whole game not looking over his shoulder.

Unless McMillan has taken huge steps during the bye week, I want Banks under center full time. He should come in with a chip on his shoulder, knowing he put 38 points that should have been 44 on the board versus this team last season. He's earned it. And he's far from perfect, but better at the RPO than McMillan.

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Huge ass +1. When you have 2 QB's you don't have one. This ream looks to him. The staff needs to stand with him. He can't be looking over his shoulder. This staff has a chance to save this season. They're on the clock. Get it done!
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Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.

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NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
galvezwave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.
Jesus I thought I was watching Bob Toledo all over again.
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“This QB looks good....this guy looks good...”. Shades of CJ. I hope it hasn’t gotten to the same delusional coaching. ROLL WAVE!
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NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.

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It really is. He seems emotionally detached from it all, and just generally beat down. Either the Tulane Model and tradition have worn him down, or a brutal realization that his method and processes just might not work at the AAC level. I seriously doubt he'll be getting any offers to go elsewhere, but it he did get any offer, at this point I think he'd take it in a heartbeat--just to start anew.
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Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:29 am
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
galvezwave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.
Jesus I thought I was watching Bob Toledo all over again.
Even worse, the offensive play calling, and the team's lack of discipline and energy, look like they are right out of the Toledo era.
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NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
galvezwave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.

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After watching that, I better understand our team's lack of energy and enthusiasm during the games.
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I could stomach this better if he were making Toledo or CJ money. But 1.5 million for this bullshit?
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HoustonWave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:14 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
galvezwave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.

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After watching that, I better understand our team's lack of energy and enthusiasm during the games.
Really quite depressing! What is that look on his face?
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Bigschtick wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 6:42 pm
HoustonWave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:14 pm
NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
galvezwave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.

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After watching that, I better understand our team's lack of energy and enthusiasm during the games.
Really quite depressing! What is that look on his face?
I’d call that look a give a s#it, “it is what it is” look. Supposedly he still isn’t getting the recruits he wants. The question is, why? Is it his staff? Is it the facilities? Is it the non-descript offense? Is it Yulman’s ridiculous looking west side stands? Or are remnants of the Tulane Model still lurking around? Whatever it is, Fritz acts like he’s thrown in the towel.
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Like everyone else before him, he has entered the athletic abyss.
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If the team shows up at this game in the lethargic mode and not ready to kick ass, then I think we can all safely assume the season is over and neither the coach nor the players give a crap!
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If the team shows up at this game in the lethargic mode and not ready to kick ass, then I think we can all safely assume the season is over and neither the coach nor the players give a crap!
Yes, for sure but I’d be surprised if the team shows up lethargic. The game last year should be enough to motivate those returning players. The Wave has played well at home and I think it continues on Saturday.
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Like everyone else before him, he has entered the athletic abyss.
The “Tulane Twilight Zone”.
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NOLABigSteve wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 10:20 am
galvezwave wrote:
Wed Oct 17, 2018 9:02 am
Watching that interview. That’s not the same Willie fritz that arrived here.
He looks and sounds defeated. Kinda awkward to watch.

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Ye,s really weird to watch. Seems CWF is worried that he knows he is on the `hot seat` for his job.
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