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by Aberzombie1892
Fri Nov 19, 2021 9:57 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: It’s over
Replies: 111
Views: 6059

Re: It’s over

I blame the Board for bringing in another pseudo-academic nerd like Fitts as our president. He’s a do-nothing and a coward —not wanting to soil his hands on messy Admissions vs Athletics issues. He’s been a disaster. Med School still unranked; Law School from #50 to #60; Business School from #62 to...
by Aberzombie1892
Wed Nov 17, 2021 10:35 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Tulane loses to Southern 73-70
Replies: 40
Views: 2213

Re: Tulane loses to Southern 73-70

I feel like our own fanbase doesn't get hot enough considering how much the schools spends on these coaches. There should be tremendous heat on the entire AD to the point where it is suffocating. It's actually embarrassing to wear Tulane attire in public. They don't get hot enough because they didn...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 15, 2021 4:22 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Butch Davis out at FIU
Replies: 7
Views: 568

Re: Butch Davis out at FIU

golfnut69 wrote:
Mon Nov 15, 2021 3:31 pm
"the administration is sabotaging the program"
https://www.espn.com/college-football/s ... ng-program
They’re 1-14 in their last 15 games, including going winless last season, so this made sense.
by Aberzombie1892
Fri Nov 12, 2021 10:31 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Ahmaad Moses decommits
Replies: 52
Views: 5089

Re: Ahmaad Moses decommits

No other coach coached at Tulane when 78 teams make a Bowl game. We should be in a Bowl every year in that situation. He's done nothing to earn another year based on this season's performance. 0-8 against FBS is pathetic. He's grossly overpaid for what he's done here. The time is now. That’s 100% f...
by Aberzombie1892
Fri Nov 12, 2021 6:22 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Ahmaad Moses decommits
Replies: 52
Views: 5089

Re: Ahmaad Moses decommits

There is nothing really to say. Given Fritz’s record and Tulane’s history, Fritz has earned another season at head coach (as unfortunate as that may or may not be), and, if that’s true, what is there to say? There is not point firing staff now because there is not enough time to fix the problem in ...
by Aberzombie1892
Thu Nov 11, 2021 9:48 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Ahmaad Moses decommits
Replies: 52
Views: 5089

Re: Ahmaad Moses decommits

There is nothing really to say. Given Fritz’s record and Tulane’s history, Fritz has earned another season at head coach (as unfortunate as that may or may not be), and, if that’s true, what is there to say? There is not point firing staff now because there is not enough time to fix the problem in ...
by Aberzombie1892
Thu Nov 11, 2021 8:47 am
Forum: SURF'S UP
Topic: Ahmaad Moses decommits
Replies: 52
Views: 5089

Re: Ahmaad Moses decommits

There is nothing really to say. Given Fritz’s record and Tulane’s history, Fritz has earned another season at head coach (as unfortunate as that may or may not be), and, if that’s true, what is there to say? There is not point firing staff now because there is not enough time to fix the problem in a...
by Aberzombie1892
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:15 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Saints starting to feel it
Replies: 28
Views: 1439

Re: Saints starting to feel it

The Saints have struggled as of late because Drew Brees couldn't throw the ball downfield for the last few seasons, and Saints management was afraid to get rid of him because the fan base liked him so much. That in and of itself was fine, however, Saints management sold out to build a roster around...
by Aberzombie1892
Tue Nov 09, 2021 12:14 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Fire Dannen
Replies: 51
Views: 7518

Re: Fire Dannen

Are you aware of WHY, its only 10% now? They waived the application fee and they get thousands of applications from potential Ivy Leaguers as a fallback option. That's why you're getting 20K applications and taking 2000, when before you were getting 8K and accepting 2K. More quantity doesn't mean b...
by Aberzombie1892
Tue Nov 09, 2021 9:56 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Saints starting to feel it
Replies: 28
Views: 1439

Re: Saints starting to feel it

The Saints have struggled as of late because Drew Brees couldn't throw the ball downfield for the last few seasons, and Saints management was afraid to get rid of him because the fan base liked him so much. That in and of itself was fine, however, Saints management sold out to build a roster around ...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:24 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Constructive approaches to Tulane Athletics
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Constructive approaches to Tulane Athletics

My mistake, it was TCU! Sorry, I had the Jews and the Methodist tied together when it should have been the Jews and the Christians! Actually you’re not completely mistaken. We started out tied to the hip with TCU but when they decided to better themselves we took on SMU as tied to the hip and in pl...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 1:49 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Constructive approaches to Tulane Athletics
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Re: Constructive approaches to Tulane Athletics

Poppycock! Our former AD and President told us that we were “Tied to the hip with SMU!” Well? What happened? There is a way out of this. No study, report, model etc. will help. ONLY an ALL IN attitude will work and Tulane does not have the people with the gumption to implement it. They don’t have t...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:54 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Constructive approaches to Tulane Athletics
Replies: 14
Views: 1099

Constructive approaches to Tulane Athletics

There has been a lot of concern over Tulane's athletics situation ever since it was made known that the AAC was losing its best programs, however, most commentary is focused on the regret of past decisions - whether they were made 20 years ago or 50 years ago. While we can all agree that some things...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:34 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: A Multi Million $$$$ question
Replies: 63
Views: 4006

Re: A Multi Million $$$$ question

Those two reasons are very accurate. But Tulane isn’t raising a lot of money. Most of the endowments growth for the past 22+ years has been investment income, not donations. Tulane’s raised $120M+ per year for at least 4 of the last 5 years, so it’s doing something right on that front. Great. How m...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 12:30 pm
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Texas Tech hires
Replies: 2
Views: 239

Re: Texas Tech hires

He's well regarded and may work out, however, I believe it was a missed opportunity for Tech to make a spash hire - i.e. Brent Venables, Chris Peterson, UTSA's coach, Kendal Briles, Sonny Dykes, etc.
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:44 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: A Multi Million $$$$ question
Replies: 63
Views: 4006

Re: A Multi Million $$$$ question

The next Big 12 expansion will be Memphis and Boise - SMU isn’t on the radar and neither is Tulane.
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 08, 2021 9:39 am
Forum: DER RATHSKELLER
Topic: Leave NOLA?
Replies: 21
Views: 1187

Re: Leave NOLA?

If Tulane was going to leave New Orleans, it should have done so after Katrina as that provided it with cover and the insurance proceeds to do so. Now, without those things, Tulane leaving New Orleans is a non-starter. Nevertheless, Tulane’s athletics would benefit from moving to a state where it co...
by Aberzombie1892
Sun Nov 07, 2021 10:16 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: A Multi Million $$$$ question
Replies: 63
Views: 4006

Re: A Multi Million $$$$ question

The underlying issue is that Tulane is raising tons of money - by Tulane standards - but donors are not sending money to athletics. Given Tulane’s circumstances, that lack of focus on athletics is likely because (1) Tulane’s student body generally didn’t grow up in Louisiana and (2) graduates don’t...
by Aberzombie1892
Sun Nov 07, 2021 6:43 pm
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: A Multi Million $$$$ question
Replies: 63
Views: 4006

Re: A Multi Million $$$$ question

The underlying issue is that Tulane is raising tons of money - by Tulane standards - but donors are not sending money to athletics. Given Tulane’s circumstances, that lack of focus on athletics is likely because (1) Tulane’s student body generally didn’t grow up in Louisiana and (2) graduates don’t ...
by Aberzombie1892
Thu Nov 04, 2021 10:44 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: A Multi Million $$$$ question
Replies: 63
Views: 4006

Re: A Multi Million $$$$ question

Assuming that I didn’t already donate, I would be fine donating since I understand that no matter how much I donate or who is in charge of Tulane athletics, it’s unlikely that Tulane would ever make it into a top tier conference (however that is determined in the future) that fact is factored into h...
by Aberzombie1892
Wed Nov 03, 2021 2:52 pm
Forum: AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE SCHOOLS
Topic: CFP Rankings 2021
Replies: 13
Views: 700

Re: CFP Rankings 2021

People freak out when these come out. They have about 5 more weeks of games plus conference championships. Does anyone think Michigan State will run the table? And if Georgia beats Alabama, Bama will be eliminated from the championship.. The issue is that there is virtually no chance that Cincinnat...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 01, 2021 9:03 pm
Forum: FEAR THE WAVE
Topic: What Happened to Tulane FB?
Replies: 44
Views: 2888

Re: What Happened to Tulane FB?

And, at USN&WR #148 'Bama at least out ranks LSWho? 🤔 🤷‍♂️ https://www.usnews.com/best-colleges/university-of-alabama-1051 Here’s an article from 2015 and it still applies today. https://bleacherreport.com/articles/2367311-alabamas-insane-33-million-profit-from-football-proves-nick-sabans-value Tha...
by Aberzombie1892
Mon Nov 01, 2021 11:54 am
Forum: FEAR THE WAVE
Topic: What Happened to Tulane FB?
Replies: 44
Views: 2888

Re: What Happened to Tulane FB?

And things at Tulane will never change unless and until we get a strong President who understands the benefits of a quality athletic program and the many ways it benefits the University. For many of the alumni, its one very important way we stay connected to the school! WE will never get that Presi...
by Aberzombie1892
Sun Oct 31, 2021 8:07 pm
Forum: FEAR THE WAVE
Topic: What Happened to Tulane FB?
Replies: 44
Views: 2888

Re: What Happened to Tulane FB?

That was a good read. The key to understanding Tulane’s football issues is that Tulane’s challenges are fairly unique at the FBS level (i.e. relatively low enrollment high tuition private school in an urban environment that predominantly recruits its student body outside of the south while existing ...
by Aberzombie1892
Sun Oct 31, 2021 9:24 am
Forum: THE HUDDLE
Topic: Next Wave of Re-Alignment
Replies: 594
Views: 46566

Re: Next Wave of Re-Alignment

1989, they all know Tulane is much better off now at the macro level than it was a few years ago. There is just a bit of sensitivity over the unexpected 1 win season (so far) and the loss of highest profile programs of the AAC, and that sensitivity clouds the context of the perceived issues surround...