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What "Grade" do you give Mr. Dannen on his work since coming to Tulane?

A+
14
25%
A
8
14%
A-
5
9%
B+
3
5%
B
2
4%
B-
2
4%
C
6
11%
D
5
9%
F
12
21%
 
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 1:26 pm

We need to grade Dannen now after his first full year on the job. I'm giving him a D for Dunleavy Disaster!


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Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:54 pm

I'll give him a C based on the dumpster fire he was hired into. I do feel, however, that in order to turn this ocean liner heading for the iceberg around, revolutionary changes are in order like a national recruiting budget so coaches can sell Tulane to football players who value an education and a new basketball arena. Without those kind of splashes, the public will never change their perception that the Tulane administration is not committed to athletics.
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 2:55 pm

Aberzombie1892 wrote:The worst recruiting class in 9 seasons? Geez.
The results of his major hires so far are making Dickson look brilliant. We've won 8 times in 36 tries in the two major sports. D-
I can't imagine why anyone would stick him with an A+ at this point. He's done nothing new. We are hoping his coaches come through but as of now they haven't.
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dpm wave wrote:I'm not asking about a year from now.
I'm asking about only the past 6 months.
For gd's sake, somebody start a new poll :!: :!:
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Jaxwave wrote:I'll give him a C based on the dumpster fire he was hired into. I do feel, however, that in order to turn this ocean liner heading for the iceberg around, revolutionary changes are in order like a national recruiting budget so coaches can sell Tulane to football players who value an education and a new basketball arena. Without those kind of splashes, the public will never change their perception that the Tulane administration is not committed to athletics.

I think they have a national recruiting budget. Fritz almost exclusively recruited out of state. He probably spent more this past recruiting season than at anytime in Tulane Football history. Plus, they brought in a ton of kids from out state for visits, so the airfare bill must have been enormous. Tulane probably saved a lot of money with CJ because he did most of his recruiting locally.
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 8:33 pm

dpm wave wrote:
dpm wave wrote:I'm not asking about a year from now.
I'm asking about only the past 6 months.
For gd's sake, somebody start a new poll :!: :!:
No need because you can change your vote at anytime. Need to change the title to: Grade Troy Dannen based on his accomplishments at this point.
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:36 pm

I originally gave him a C.

That seems incredibly generous right now.
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Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:23 am

I gave him a C because it was a wait and see thing and I'll leave it at a C for now. Fritz recruiting class was pretty unimpressive but let's see what he can do in year 2. Dunleavy inherited a Yugo and has turned it into a pedal car. Stockton's team isn't doing well but Volleyball made huge strides this year. We're about to see what the Jewett hire will produce soon enough.
To be fair it's hard to grade him at this point, the programs the new coaches took over were really bad with the exception of Jewett and even baseball isn't that talented overall compared to where we were pre-Katrina.
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Wed Feb 15, 2017 7:52 am

By national I was referring to going out of the southeast.
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Wed Feb 15, 2017 9:13 am

dpm wave wrote:
dpm wave wrote:I'm not asking about a year from now.
I'm asking about only the past 6 months.
For gd's sake, somebody start a new poll :!: :!:
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Wed Feb 15, 2017 10:43 am

On paper, the FB and MBB coaches were great (FB) and good enough (MBB), however, it's unlikely that even the most pessimistic Tulane fan would have predicted how poorly the first seasons would go for those coaches.

If Tulane football doesn't begin the 2017 season with at least a 2-2 record (wins over Army and Grambling - neither of which will be pushovers), the stands will be empty.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 7:44 pm

Who hired this loser?
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:12 pm

A little over a year and I give this AD a flat out F!
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JerseyWave wrote:A little over a year and I give this AD a flat out F!
Good grade. The board gets an F- for hiring him.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:32 pm

Dayum! Eight days into baseball season and y'all are all like:

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Sat Feb 25, 2017 8:52 pm

Dannen will learn real quick if word gets out among the alumni and uptown that he doesn't like baseball and doesn't give support, he'll be ran out of town before he knows what for.
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RollWaveRoll wrote:Dannen will learn real quick if word gets out among the alumni and uptown that he doesn't like baseball and doesn't give support, he'll be ran out of town before he knows what for.
It's just hard to believe baseball is now over after only 7 games. I believe that beats basketball which ended around 8 games. Of course we all knew football was over before it started.
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Mandeville Wave wrote:F
Looks like the F's are coming in now.
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Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:23 pm

This is the only hire that he made that I can call bad right now. But it was real bad, with a program like ours where we really do get a choice of coaches. Now it's how Dannen deals with it....does he do a Dickson and wait 5 years, or does he fix it right after the season?
Otherwise, we'll see on Fritz and Dunleavy. The volleyball coach knows what he's doing. The Stockton extension, without discussions on upping the recruiting, was unnecessary.
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DrBox wrote:This is the only hire that he made that I can call bad right now. But it was real bad, with a program like ours where we really do get a choice of coaches. Now it's how Dannen deals with it....does he do a Dickson and wait 5 years, or does he fix it right after the season?
Otherwise, we'll see on Fritz and Dunleavy. The volleyball coach knows what he's doing. The Stockton extension, without discussions on upping the recruiting, was unnecessary.
Good to see we finally agree Doc. However Dunleavy has only 5 wins in 28 games. He'll have to recruit to win. I believe Fritz is a solid coach. He'll get it done. Not hiring Riser or Cannizzaro was totally inept.
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RollWaveRoll wrote:Dannen will learn real quick if word gets out among the alumni and uptown that he doesn't like baseball and doesn't give support, he'll be ran out of town before he knows what for.
Most alumni don't give a rats ass about Tulane Athletics. Fewer care about Tulane Baseball. Yes, there may be quite a few in New Orleans that care (I would be a season ticket holder to Tulane Baseball if/when I live in New Orleans). But in the big picture, I'll bet 90% of Tulane Alumni canNOT name a player on the team.
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DfromCT wrote:
RollWaveRoll wrote:Dannen will learn real quick if word gets out among the alumni and uptown that he doesn't like baseball and doesn't give support, he'll be ran out of town before he knows what for.
Most alumni don't give a rats ass about Tulane Athletics. Fewer care about Tulane Baseball. Yes, there may be quite a few in New Orleans that care (I would be a season ticket holder to Tulane Baseball if/when I live in New Orleans). But in the big picture, I'll bet 90% of Tulane Alumni can name a player on the team.
And I'll bet 100% of the alumni in uptown can name one player. Mark my words, if it gets out....this guy is gone.
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DfromCT wrote:
RollWaveRoll wrote:Dannen will learn real quick if word gets out among the alumni and uptown that he doesn't like baseball and doesn't give support, he'll be ran out of town before he knows what for.
Most alumni don't give a rats ass about Tulane Athletics. Fewer care about Tulane Baseball. Yes, there may be quite a few in New Orleans that care (I would be a season ticket holder to Tulane Baseball if/when I live in New Orleans). But in the big picture, I'll bet 90% of Tulane Alumni can name a player on the team.
Dave I'd have to disagree on caring about TU Baseball or at least they did at one time. Rick Jones picked up the phone and raised millions in a short amount of time for the new stadium.
Unfortunately Tulane has now taken a different direction and decided not to hire from it's quality alumni base so you could be right about the future. I know a bunch of former baseball donors that have pulled back because of this.
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I'm shocked how quickly people are turning on Dannen. The guy inherited a dumpster fire. Tulane is a laughing stock and he still made splash hires in all 3 sports. Whether or not they turn out to be successful, we pulled in coaches that would have never considered Tulane under the Cowdick regime. Let's give this some time before we start asking for a new AD.
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