Next year will be worse

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Next year will be worse

Postby wave97 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:26 am

This year we are running a three-man defensive front because we can field only three d-lineman. All three will be graduating this Spring.
Ade has been playing inside, his edge rushing was a thing from last year. His absence from a seven-technique DE to a five-technique DT hasn't helped with our pass defense but learning how to play inside may actually help Ade if he is picked up by an NFL team. The days of having Redwine, Welcome, Warmsley, Smart & Davenport are gone, how has this happened?
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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby Wave755 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:29 am

Let's hope next year we can actually run a triple option offense. Since we can't pitch the ball, this is still not the offense WF advertised to us when he interviewed for the Tulane job.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby anEngineer » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:44 am

Oh no!!! This can't be!!! Tulane is not allowed to get more players like other teams do? Maybe the other schools just keep their good players as long as they want. The NCAA needs to get to the bottom of this. I wonder if Coach Fritz knew about this when he took the job.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby wave97 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:47 am

There's nothing in the pipeline fool!



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby sader24 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:55 am

It's pretty obvious we need at least 6 juco or eligible transfer starters next year.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby wave97 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 12:04 pm

We don't exactly have a group of dynamic recruiting personalities on this staff. Recruiting JUCO's may prove to be more of an uphill fight than high school kids.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby winwave » Mon Nov 06, 2017 1:01 pm

sader24 wrote:It's pretty obvious we need at least 6 juco or eligible transfer starters next year.


We do. The problem is they are usually of the same quality as our HS recruits.


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Postby Jaxwave » Mon Nov 06, 2017 3:14 pm

When you ask how the pipeline dried up, I am inclined to ask how did we get that many good ones over that 5 year period. I posted many a thread for years and years that I rated each Tulane recruiting class by their recruitment of good sized and skilled Defensive linemen. Between the days of Charlie Hall and Nathan Bell and those linemen you note in your thread, there was only Wilfred Simon who excelled on the DL. Good DLmen at Tulane is the exception not the rule. We are now reverting back to our norm where the defenses are really bad.



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Postby wave97 » Mon Nov 06, 2017 8:32 pm

Jaxwave wrote:When you ask how the pipeline dried up, I am inclined to ask how did we get that many good ones over that 5 year period. I posted many a thread for years and years that I rated each Tulane recruiting class by their recruitment of good sized and skilled Defensive linemen. Between the days of Charlie Hall and Nathan Bell and those linemen you note in your thread, there was only Wilfred Simon who excelled on the DL. Good DLmen at Tulane is the exception not the rule. We are now reverting back to our norm where the defenses are really bad.

Good point. Warmsley, Welcome & Redwine were Toledo recruits. Wilson Brothers, Aruna & Tanzel (+Davenport) were CJ guys.
I've enjoyed watching the play of our d-line for the last five years. After graduating, I really didn't follow the program until I found this forum in 2013.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby GreenPuddleSplash » Mon Nov 06, 2017 11:36 pm

winwave wrote:
sader24 wrote:It's pretty obvious we need at least 6 juco or eligible transfer starters next year.


We do. The problem is they are usually of the same quality as our HS recruits.


Win has been saying this since last recruiting cycle, the depth of our D-Line is bad and it seems like it's getting worse without much sign of trying to sign defensive tackles.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby Bigschtick » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:25 am

Whether its next year or many years into the future, its difficult, if not impossible, to have any optimism that we
will ever have a football program at Tulane that we can be proud of. Its simply not in Tulane's DNA to care about
successful athletics. What I really find quite amazing is Tulane incompetency.


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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby golfnut69 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 10:04 am

We have a disaster for a Athletics Business Model..but please come to Tulane's Freeman's School of Business and learn from Us !!!!....yeah, sure I will !!!!


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Postby sader24 » Tue Nov 07, 2017 11:29 am

golfnut69 wrote:We have a disaster for a Athletics Business Model..but please come to Tulane's Freeman's School of Business and learn from Us !!!!....yeah, sure I will !!!!


This is what has always astounded me. Makes you wonder.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby pansdad » Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:49 pm

My name for the Tulane Defense over the last decade (and for some time before Bowden/RR) is the GREEN WAVERS. They wave at the offensive guy as he passes by. :cry:



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby Show Me » Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:18 am

Next year likely going to be Fritz’s third straight losing season. He won’t win in the AAC with this offense. No way no how.



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Re: Next year will be worse

Postby Wave QB » Wed Nov 08, 2017 11:18 am

A C-USA team trapped in the American Conference. Many of you enjoy 1 conference game on a regular basis.


It took me more time that expected, but I finally realized that we weren't serious about big time FBS football a few years ago. Let's just hope we can get a schedule that can give us the best shot at seeing our kids in a bowl game next year.



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