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Ed on Narcisse to Tulane
https://crescentcitysports.com/former-l ... rfect-fit/
Sorry, Ed, but Tulane does NOT need to change its offense to fit a JUCO transfer. You never change your scheme to fit one player, and certainly not one that wasn't good enough to see the field at LSU. We have other options, and will in 2019 when Narcisse is eligible. Besides, he's better off at Kentucky or some other low level P5 where he thinks he'll have a better shot at the NFL (which will probably never happen..)


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I usually agree with things that Ed says about Tulane athletics but he's wrong here. Narcisse isn't a true dual threat. He was 4th on LSU's depth chart b/c he's only an option to run the ball which is why they were going to put some wildcat in for him. McMillan can run and pass and would be a perfect fit here.
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Sun Aug 19, 2018 8:22 pm

Ed, you seem to have forgotten that Narcisse does not want ANYTHING to do with us.

There is NO EEASON to try to bring in a mal content who thinks he's better than everyone and who will likely poison the locker room.
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This is one time I disagree with Ed. We don’t need him. There are better QBs that will fit our system
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 9:51 am

I don't understand why we wouldn't at least reach out to the kid? What is there to lose?
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 10:18 am

I can only guess that Lowell Narcisse is a talented young man who has already been exposed to the bright lights. Let's hope that there's enough wisdom derived from that exposure to make a sound decision for post JUCO. I hope he chooses to enroll at Tulane next January.
I'm stunned at what Ed Daniels wrote, "Tulane would need to modify the option part of its offense to be more of a pure spread team, one that fits perfectly Narcisse’s abilities.". WHUT? We're not running the air raid, pro or wishbone, we're running the RPO.
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I say the more 3-5 star local recruits we can get helps down the road in recruiting. I say go for him.
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DfromCT wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 4:27 pm
tpstulane wrote:
Sun Aug 19, 2018 3:12 pm
Ed on Narcisse to Tulane
https://crescentcitysports.com/former-l ... rfect-fit/
Sorry, Ed, but Tulane does NOT need to change its offense to fit a JUCO transfer. You never change your scheme to fit one player, and certainly not one that wasn't good enough to see the field at LSU. We have other options, and will in 2019 when Narcisse is eligible. Besides, he's better off at Kentucky or some other low level P5 where he thinks he'll have a better shot at the NFL (which will probably never happen..)
If it gives you the best chance to win you should definitely make some tweaks to the offense to suit your QB.
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If it gives you the best chance to win you should definitely make some tweaks to the offense to suit your QB.
No doubt.

But you don't change your base offense for someone you MIGHT be recruiting, someone who may or may not become the starter if he were to come to your program. Once he's the starter, then you play to his strengths and avoid his weaknesses. Willie Fritz runs a RPO offense. If this kid isn't comfortable with that, there's dozens more that we could have for 4 years that would love the opportunity. And not for nothing, but the kid from USM, along with this years' true Frosh might be better in this offense than NN.

The whole article was strange. It seemed like Ed was paying back a favor or something.
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Mon Aug 20, 2018 1:47 pm

The RPO is what this guy was born to run. Where is the conflict? He went to a Pro offensive scheme at LSU. He has great athleticism & wheels. From what I read he hasn't played enough football since being injured in high school. I hope the Juco he's transferring to runs the RPO because he needs to take as many live snaps as possible between now through next summer camp.
I just don't understand why Tulane Football gets stuck with the "option stigma".
It is the run-pass-OPTION, zone blocking with a mesh point 5 yards in the backfield.
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The RPO is what this guy was born to run. Where is the conflict? He went to a Pro offensive scheme at LSU. He has great athleticism & wheels. From what I read he hasn't played enough football since being injured in high school. I hope the Juco he's transferring to runs the RPO because he needs to take as many live snaps as possible between now through next summer camp.
I just don't understand why Tulane Football gets stuck with the "option stigma".
It is the run-pass-OPTION, zone blocking with a mesh point 5 yards in the backfield.
We get stuck with the option stigma b/c Willie has started using that term again in his interviews. He had gotten away from it and it appeared he had realized the negative impact it had on us in recruiting QB's. Apparently that's not the case.
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https://clarionherald.org/2018/08/16/tu ... ing-hires/
Did Ed say ANYTHING that hasn't been posted here? I don't think so.
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DfromCT wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:09 pm
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https://clarionherald.org/2018/08/16/tu ... ing-hires/
Did Ed say ANYTHING that hasn't been posted here? I don't think so.
D...I have spoken to a few connected Tulane people, each has told me Ed has been working with several of the marketing people, and introducing them to many business' in metro NOLA to help Tulane ...one has told me that Ed is more or less, an unpaid Tulane Staffer...how true that is, we may never know..but that is what I am told
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What a garbage article. I usually don’t comment on Ed’s articles because as another poster stated it’s usually just a rehash of what is said on the two boards. But that was garbage. The momentum has shifted here and the athletic department is heading in the correct direction. I love how he just cherry picked a random schedule to contrast with our current schedule (which has been shown to be one of the most difficult in the G5). In football, our conference routinely has had 2-4 teams in the top 25 over the last few years with more receiving votes. Our scheduling continues to improve, and we would love to schedule LSU again in any sport. Why don’t you put that in the article Ed ? We’ll play them in the dome anytime they want.

A winning season (and a bowl victory) will not only be cathartic but man will it be wonderful to end these bullshit articles and narratives (accurately) citing our futility.

I took the over on the 5.5 games and August is always full of hope . . . may this finally be the year .

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Tue Aug 21, 2018 2:52 pm

Wow! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I think you are being ridiculously hard on Ed in this case. There were certainly times in the past when I disagreed with his angles, such as defending coaching stability when the train was clearly off the track (i.e. CJ), and his chastising of TU fans for a lack of support of administrations that had been inept for decade upon decade. However, I find nothing in the Clarion Herald article that is unfactual or slanted. As far as being able to see these same facts on the two boards, did you possibly consider that much of the general public doesn’t visit them?! We complain about the lack of TU coverage in the general media, then we pick an article apart when one is put into print?! In this case, Ed told it like it is, and if you think that he’s an enemy, then we have absolutely no allies!
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Retaining/Hiring staff after a successful season is the magic sauce. I believe we have a President who views the Athletic Department as an asset, not a hindrance. That's a good place to start.
I agree with you Golf, Ed Daniels has been great for Tulane.
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Tue Aug 21, 2018 3:29 pm

Maybe I was overly harsh and I do appreciate anyone who is a supporter of the program (as several have said Ed is). Some of it was frustration of how we are treated by the media (some of which is accurate), but my specific points criticizing the article stand and could be expounded to several more. So perhaps garbage was hyperbole, but that article definitely wasn’t quality.
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golfnut69 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:18 pm
DfromCT wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 12:09 pm
golfnut69 wrote:
Tue Aug 21, 2018 11:27 am
come early, stay late and be loud
https://clarionherald.org/2018/08/16/tu ... ing-hires/
Did Ed say ANYTHING that hasn't been posted here? I don't think so.
D...I have spoken to a few connected Tulane people, each has told me Ed has been working with several of the marketing people, and introducing them to many business' in metro NOLA to help Tulane ...one has told me that Ed is more or less, an unpaid Tulane Staffer...how true that is, we may never know..but that is what I am told
Damn.

I wish I read this before I posted my own flawed comment about one of his articles! Sorry Guerry! I appreciate any coverage that helps out our University.
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Wed Aug 22, 2018 4:53 pm

Greenanyway wrote:
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Wow! Everyone is entitled to their own opinion, but I think you are being ridiculously hard on Ed in this case. There were certainly times in the past when I disagreed with his angles, such as defending coaching stability when the train was clearly off the track (i.e. CJ), and his chastising of TU fans for a lack of support of administrations that had been inept for decade upon decade. However, I find nothing in the Clarion Herald article that is unfactual or slanted. As far as being able to see these same facts on the two boards, did you possibly consider that much of the general public doesn’t visit them?! We complain about the lack of TU coverage in the general media, then we pick an article apart when one is put into print?! In this case, Ed told it like it is, and if you think that he’s an enemy, then we have absolutely no allies!
I second that. He is an ally and I am grateful to him for that.
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Graff “In the SportsZone” tonight with Ed
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Graff “In the SportsZone” tonight with Ed
Here’s a small clip from the show.
https://wgno.com/2018/08/22/in-the-wgno ... 18-record/
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 9:31 pm

Ed is right. The administration must want nothing but a winning program
but simply is not willing to make that commitment because they have never been bright enough to understand how it benefits the university.
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Tue Oct 23, 2018 11:46 pm

I’m sick and tired of hearing about how Willie Fritz won everywhere he’s been prior to Tulane. Fritz had most of his success coaching Division 2 and Junior College. Fritz and most of his staff have never coached major college football. It’s a big difference when you are competing against the big boys most weeks. Buddy Teevens is a successful Ivy League Coach but he failed at Tulane and Stanford. Fritz doesn’t know how to coach the forward pass and without that you can’t win at the P6 level.
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