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Re: Early Signing

Postby Ruski » Wed Dec 14, 2016 3:56 pm

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JerseyWave wrote:I have never been a fan of going the junior college route but we need JCs now more than ever for Fritz to improve the program in Year 2. CJ's last recruiting class was bad and a large portion of it is no longer at Tulane. Fritz first recruiting class wasn't very good either. He basically brought in most of the kids he was recruiting at Georgia Southern. By now he realized that level of talent won't be good enough to compete in the AAC. He and his staff have been are going hard after 3 star recruits across the board. He has to win some of these recruiting battles. The JCs should just be a bridge until we can get the 85 man roster filled with more talent and experience.


3 games against Grambling, Army, and FIU. Home games against first year HC against Cincy, Houston, USF. On the road ECU and SMU. 6/7 wins is doable with an injection of some talent. Not getting Guthrie to fill Nico's spot hurts alot. But still 9 returning starters from a very stout D. 2 of our top RB come back. DiRocco comes back. Oline played pretty well for periods this season even through injuries, just needs consistency. Biggest question will be Banks. We get half way decent QB play and I like our chances.

And with LeDee, Huderson, Wallace, Sampson, Keurschen we are low key getting some nice talent to cultivate for '18/'19. I really like the Sampson pick up. He had a Mizzou offer, they have produced some standout DT. Also Ed O was recruiting him before taking over HC.


I agree w/a lot of your post but I think most would strongly disagree w/your take on the O-Line. It is still bad and even if Banks turns out to be good that will be negated by the poor line play unless this recruiting cycle can bring some immediate help w/more JC's or grad transfers.


In no way do I think it was a great O-line performance this year. But given that they lost Diaz early and lack of depth was exposed I think they did pretty well on specific drives. Against Memphis, against UCONN, against SMU there were plays where the line did their job. And it could've looked better if not for a QB that was terrible at reading the option. And it wasn't like GC was running for his life every game. We've seen alot worse in years. GC wasn't getting pummeled the way Griffin did.

With 5 incoming OL including JUCO Briggs there will be a lot more depth and now some experience after last year. Should be a lot better this year. Good measuring stick of Fritz's coaching capabilities.



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Re: Early Signing

Postby winwave » Wed Dec 14, 2016 4:43 pm

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JerseyWave wrote:I have never been a fan of going the junior college route but we need JCs now more than ever for Fritz to improve the program in Year 2. CJ's last recruiting class was bad and a large portion of it is no longer at Tulane. Fritz first recruiting class wasn't very good either. He basically brought in most of the kids he was recruiting at Georgia Southern. By now he realized that level of talent won't be good enough to compete in the AAC. He and his staff have been are going hard after 3 star recruits across the board. He has to win some of these recruiting battles. The JCs should just be a bridge until we can get the 85 man roster filled with more talent and experience.


3 games against Grambling, Army, and FIU. Home games against first year HC against Cincy, Houston, USF. On the road ECU and SMU. 6/7 wins is doable with an injection of some talent. Not getting Guthrie to fill Nico's spot hurts alot. But still 9 returning starters from a very stout D. 2 of our top RB come back. DiRocco comes back. Oline played pretty well for periods this season even through injuries, just needs consistency. Biggest question will be Banks. We get half way decent QB play and I like our chances.

And with LeDee, Huderson, Wallace, Sampson, Keurschen we are low key getting some nice talent to cultivate for '18/'19. I really like the Sampson pick up. He had a Mizzou offer, they have produced some standout DT. Also Ed O was recruiting him before taking over HC.


I agree w/a lot of your post but I think most would strongly disagree w/your take on the O-Line. It is still bad and even if Banks turns out to be good that will be negated by the poor line play unless this recruiting cycle can bring some immediate help w/more JC's or grad transfers.


In no way do I think it was a great O-line performance this year. But given that they lost Diaz early and lack of depth was exposed I think they did pretty well on specific drives. Against Memphis, against UCONN, against SMU there were plays where the line did their job. And it could've looked better if not for a QB that was terrible at reading the option. And it wasn't like GC was running for his life every game. We've seen alot worse in years. GC wasn't getting pummeled the way Griffin did.

With 5 incoming OL including JUCO Briggs there will be a lot more depth and now some experience after last year. Should be a lot better this year. Good measuring stick of Fritz's coaching capabilities.


I hope it plays out well going forward. I would note though that O-Line is one position the vast majority of players RS at. That's why I'm hoping for more JC's and grad transfers.
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Re: Early Signing

Postby golfnut69 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 5:34 pm

I think there will be 3 to 5 more JUCO or Grad transfers


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Re: Early Signing

Postby JerseyWave » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:53 pm

We got the Four Star transfer RB from Texas Tech. Looks like a huge get for Fritz! Last name is Dauphine.



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Re: Early Signing

Postby greenphantom » Wed Dec 14, 2016 8:56 pm

JerseyWave wrote:We got the Four Star transfer RB from Texas Tech. Looks like a huge get for Fritz! Last name is Dauphine.


Nice!



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Re: Early Signing

Postby golfnut69 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:14 pm

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JerseyWave wrote:We got the Four Star transfer RB from Texas Tech. Looks like a huge get for Fritz! Last name is Dauphine.


Nice!


https://twitter.com/CDAUPHINE/status/809209592613916674


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Re: Early Signing

Postby winwave » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:45 pm

golfnut69 wrote:
greenphantom wrote:
JerseyWave wrote:We got the Four Star transfer RB from Texas Tech. Looks like a huge get for Fritz! Last name is Dauphine.


Nice!


https://twitter.com/CDAUPHINE/status/809209592613916674


Thanks for the update. Nice pick up.

Only time will tell if these JC's pan out but at least Fritz is keeping his word that he is trying to win now. Plus as I have said before he can bring in several of them this year and yet still bring in a full class of HS signees and avoid class gaps. I get the angst over our JC policies but we haven't had this many JC's in a class since the English error.


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Re: Early Signing

Postby RobertM320 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:48 pm

Looks like he's got some speed! Maybe we'll see him returning kicks?

I think we've gotten two nice RB's in this early signing period.



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Re: Early Signing

Postby RobertM320 » Wed Dec 14, 2016 9:50 pm

winwave wrote:Thanks for the update. Nice pick up.

Only time will tell if these JC's pan out but at least Fritz is keeping his word that he is trying to win now. Plus as I have said before he can bring in several of them this year and yet still bring in a full class of HS signees and avoid class gaps. I get the angst over our JC policies but we haven't had this many JC's in a class since the English error.


Four so far. Definitely the most in a long time.


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Re: Early Signing

Postby winwave » Wed Dec 14, 2016 10:43 pm

RobertM320 wrote:Looks like he's got some speed! Maybe we'll see him returning kicks?

I think we've gotten two nice RB's in this early signing period.



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Re: Early Signing

Postby GreenPuddleSplash » Wed Dec 14, 2016 11:06 pm

winwave wrote:
RobertM320 wrote:Looks like he's got some speed! Maybe we'll see him returning kicks?

I think we've gotten two nice RB's in this early signing period.



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It's starting to look like my early season wager of Fritz' first recruiting class being better than any of CJs is coming to fruition. ROLL DAMN WAVE :mrgreen:



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Re: Early Signing

Postby Ruski » Thu Dec 15, 2016 3:26 am

RobertM320 wrote:Looks like he's got some speed! Maybe we'll see him returning kicks?

I think we've gotten two nice RB's in this early signing period.



Wow! This is excellent! Tulane is becoming RB U! I'm 100% ok with making D and Rb our focal point.



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Re: Early Signing

Postby golfnut69 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:45 am

overall recap.... I still think there will be three more

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Re: Early Signing

Postby winwave » Thu Dec 15, 2016 5:57 am

golfnut69 wrote:overall recap.... I still think there will be three more

http://www.theadvocate.com/new_orleans/ ... ft_amplify


I already posted that link just above.


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Re: Early Signing

Postby DfromCT » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:36 am

What a big fish we landed! Welcome, Mr. Dauphine. After sitting a year, you will be in line to be our 3 down back, and 2018 should be a year we contend for the AAC West title. Get your academics off to a strong start and enjoy Tulane life.

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Re: Early Signing

Postby JerseyWave » Thu Dec 15, 2016 6:56 am

We need a lot of help in the secondary and offensive line. Go get em!



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Re: Early Signing

Postby golfnut69 » Thu Dec 15, 2016 7:11 am

Please refer to all links posted before mine


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Re: Early Signing

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Re: Early Signing

Postby chain gang x man » Wed Dec 21, 2016 1:00 pm

An unofficial update on the baseball signees
15 signed NLI
9 High School
6 JUCO





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Re: Early Signing

Postby ajcalhoun » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:23 pm

golf, I could be wrong but I don't think Steve gets paid on links to twitter and a lot of folks (not I) on here aren't twitterers so it might be nice to provide some info with or instead of just twitter links. Just sayin'.


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Re: Early Signing

Postby RobertM320 » Tue Dec 27, 2016 4:50 pm

ajcalhoun wrote:golf, I could be wrong but I don't think Steve gets paid on links to twitter and a lot of folks (not I) on here aren't twitterers so it might be nice to provide some info with or instead of just twitter links. Just sayin'.


AJ, you dont have to be on twitter to click on the link. Just click, and it takes you to the tweet, which you can read. It should be treated no differently than any other link that's posted.

I do find it helpful to post my link within the tweet bbcodes, so that it can be read without clicking, but if a person can find this website, they should already know how to click on a link and read.


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Re: Early Signing

Postby chain gang x man » Wed Dec 28, 2016 11:14 am

chain gang x man wrote:An unofficial update on the baseball signees
15 signed NLI
9 High School
6 JUCO


Updating baseball signees
17 signed NLI
11 High School
6 JUCO

I am following 3 more but cannot confirm if they have signed

Could be a class of 20

If anyone else know of any signings please post



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Re: Early Signing

Postby winwave » Wed Dec 28, 2016 12:51 pm

Thanks for the update.


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