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Postby tpstulane » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:02 pm

ESPN probably put us vs USF on ESPN3 now


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Postby galvezwave » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:40 pm

Wow. Massive disappointment. Just a huge setback for the program. Scared to death of success.



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Postby galvezwave » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:43 pm

tpstulane wrote:ESPN probably put us vs USF on ESPN3 now


Drop of a hat, a 15,000 crowd falls to 4,000. Will look impressive for the cameras.



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Postby tpstulane » Sat Oct 14, 2017 10:56 pm

You just can’t lose a game going in a 13-14 point favorite. We need to always win games we should and pull an occasional upset to go bowling. This loss is a big setback trying to get to 6 wins. Teams we play will study the Butch Davis gameplan that had such great success.


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Postby winwave » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:12 pm

Disgusting. No other way to put it. We have no passing game. The line can't pass block for the most part and when they do Banks can't complete a pass. We can't rush the passer and we can't cover. The special teams still stink. The coaching staff is stuck on safe formulas and have no imagination. How we can't get the ball in space to Badie and Glenn is pathetic. That's a bad football team and they were in control from the get go. Just sad and pathetic.


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Postby NOLABigSteve » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:13 pm

We sh*t the bed. Can’t say I’m surprised. It’s par for the course and some of the same ole sh*t we’ve seen at a Tulane year after year. Good teams don’t do this.


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Postby Wave755 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:20 pm

tpstulane wrote:You just can’t lose a game going in a 13-14 point favorite. We need to always win games we should and pull an occasional upset to go bowling. This loss is a big setback trying to get to 6 wins. Teams we play will study the Butch Davis gameplan that had such great success.

Of course, in addition to Davis' game plan Banks going 5-16 for 36 yards with an interception had a whole lot to do with our loss tonight. And Banks' God-awful night passing had nothing at all to do with Davis' game plan, we had a lot of open receivers all night long. Banks even missed one sure touchdown throw.



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Postby tpstulane » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:41 pm

Wave755 wrote:
tpstulane wrote:You just can’t lose a game going in a 13-14 point favorite. We need to always win games we should and pull an occasional upset to go bowling. This loss is a big setback trying to get to 6 wins. Teams we play will study the Butch Davis gameplan that had such great success.

Of course, in addition to Davis' game plan Banks going 5-16 for 36 yards with an interception had a whole lot to do with our loss tonight. And Banks' God-awful night passing had nothing at all to do with Davis' game plan, we had a lot of open receivers all night long. Banks even missed one sure touchdown throw.

The plan worked and we failed to adjust our game plan.


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Postby sader24 » Sat Oct 14, 2017 11:42 pm

If he isn't completing passes then run some sh*t to get him some easy completions or just pound the freaking ball. Why does the best player on the field every week we play Dontrell Hilliard have 12 carries. We come out and run with multiple RBs every down and go right down the field to cut it to 13-10. We get the ball back after that and it's a run with Banks and 2 passes that weren't close. Why didn't we just keep doing what worked? The playcalling many times over the last 2 years has made zero sense. There can never be a game Hilliard has 12 carries with this offense. He has to be 22+ every week if not more. It looked like our coaching staff put no preparation in or thought to the game plan and expected to walk out on the field and dominate and our players played that way. This was a coaching loss. No gameplan, poor preparation, no adjustments and a team flat as could be in what was an absolutely HUGE game for this program. An opportunity to be 4-2 heading into a home game on a Sat night against a ranked opponent. I have seen this game so many times in the last 30 years that it's hard to not be worried about this staff. We are a miraculous drive against Army away from being 2-4 and staring down the barrel at a 3 win season and now you have to wonder how much of last week had to do with Tulsa out of whack due to the Hurricane. I feel the opposite this week as I did last week. This was a completely inexcusable loss.



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Postby TURVS71 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 12:26 am

Have to say that, at Tulane, we specialize in "momentum killing."

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"Goose Eggs" laid by this football program. I will venture to say that this loss will probably kill an otherwise promising season that was unfolding.


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Postby galvezwave » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:07 am

Addicted to losing. Some type of aversion to being on that big stage with a top 20 team and a stadium full of people waiting to see something great. Today they relieved that pressure. It's easier this way. take the pressure off and go back to 2,800 parents, girlfriends a small band and a handful of drunk alumni up in the glazier club. It's so easy to lose. Nobody is better than Tulane at it. It's as if this is the way we want it to be. it's absurd. Can't believe I even typed this, but sometimes, this is what it feels like.



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Postby Eaglewave » Sun Oct 15, 2017 1:21 am

So much for me believing in this team this year. There is no way we will win 6 games. I am crushed. I just knew we turned a corner last week. I guess I was wrong.


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Postby swampnik » Sun Oct 15, 2017 6:26 am

FIU makes us 0-3 for away games this year. USF hopefully will provide the upset win next Saturday at this team works somehow at Yulman (3-0).


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Postby wave97 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:34 am

Thank God for the NHL.



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Postby Pepper » Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:58 am

Seen this show before. I will say if you are not ready to play, you get beat. It happened last Sat to Tulsa. We will know more about the talent gap after next week.


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Postby Wave755 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:12 am

One thing is for sure, USF will not be up for us on Saturday. Saturday will tell us a lot for where we really are for year 2 of the WF era.



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Postby winwave » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:42 am

To make matters worse are to read WF post game remarks. He says we should have stuck with the run more and not gotten cute so much. WTF? So we only threw 16 times against a team that was stacking the box and daring us to throw and we should have run even more and just totally abandon the pass. He said when we pass on a play it means we only give ourselves two downs to get a first down. Wow. He needs to get a grip and they better get working on the passing game .


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Postby Show Me » Sun Oct 15, 2017 8:50 am

Hence my name “ Show Me”. Tulane for the umpteenth time has crushed our hopes. What a complete reversal from last week. I have to admit I fell for it and should have known better. No more until the season is over and we have a winning record. I expected a let down (see prediction thread) but I thought we’d be good enough to still beat a bad CUSA team but apparently not.



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Postby JerseyWave » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:27 am

Show Me wrote:Hence my name “ Show Me”. Tulane for the umpteenth time has crushed our hopes. What a complete reversal from last week. I have to admit I fell for it and should have known better. No more until the season is over and we have a winning record. I expected a let down (see prediction thread) but I thought we’d be good enough to still beat a bad CUSA team but apparently not.


In retrospect, like you said, I think we were fooled by the Tulsa game. We had a huge advantage playing the game at 10 am on the field and the time we normally practice. Tulsa got off to a bad start and it just snow balled on them, leaving us feeling we had finally turned the corner. South Florida game could turn ugly in many ways....empty stadium, large talent gap, and a garbage offensive system that belongs at the FCS level.



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Postby golfnut69 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 9:37 am

tpstulane wrote:You just can’t lose a game going in a 13-14 point favorite. We need to always win games we should and pull an occasional upset to go bowling. This loss is a big setback trying to get to 6 wins. Teams we play will study the Butch Davis gameplan that had such great success.


U may wish to share your thoughts with LSU (Troy) Washington State (CAL ) and Houston (Tulsa)....This STAFF and TEAM took this game for granted and both are nowhere good enough for that attitude...This will either be, or better be, a wake up call, or Tulane will not win another game this season


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Postby Bigschtick » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:16 am

Wave755 wrote:One thing is for sure, USF will not be up for us on Saturday. Saturday will tell us a lot for where we really are for year 2 of the WF era.




That is said every week. We know where we are after yesterday and its not an optimistic picture!


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Postby Bigschtick » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:20 am

winwave wrote:To make matters worse are to read WF post game remarks. He says we should have stuck with the run more and not gotten cute so much. WTF? So we only threw 16 times against a team that was stacking the box and daring us to throw and we should have run even more and just totally abandon the pass. He said when we pass on a play it means we only give ourselves two downs to get a first down. Wow. He needs to get a grip and they better get working on the passing game .




I was wondering about that comment as well! I am not convinced this coach will be able to turn this program around with this system.


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Postby DaveBrownStreak » Sun Oct 15, 2017 11:29 am

FIU? FIU? Are you f-ing kidding me? Wow, another "Brownstreak" in the underwear of Tulane Football! Everyone if our remaining fans should be embarrassed, not to mention Fritz and his staff.!



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Re: FIU wins 23-10

Postby HoustonWave » Sun Oct 15, 2017 2:21 pm

You could tell from the very first series, that Tulane was flat and completely unprepared to play the game. And it was very Teevenistic to only have Hilliard carry the ball 12 times—FIU couldn’t stop him, but our coaching staff sure did. Lastly, it is clear that we have a glaring need for a QB like Lindsay Scott. If Scott comes to Tulane, he will start the first game of next year. Scott is a much better passer and decision maker than Banks.


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Re: FIU wins 23-10

Postby Aberzombie1892 » Sun Oct 15, 2017 3:00 pm

Even with the standings are what they are now, Tulane finishing outside of the bottom of the AAC West seems extremely unlikely, and, more importantly, Tulane's bowl hopes are on life support. It's true that Tulane can still pull out 6 wins, but, if a few of the weaker remaining opponents can replicate FIU's success, remaining games that were likely wins may turn into rough losses.



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