greenie78 wrote: ↑Sat Mar 18, 2023 9:05 am
DfromCT wrote: ↑Sat Mar 18, 2023 8:37 am
RobertM320 wrote: ↑Fri Mar 17, 2023 11:34 pm
Over the last ten years. What has it gotten them? One 10 win football season, no conference championships in football or basketball, no NY6 bowl games.
So it's gotten them as many 10-win seasons as we've had, 1 less NY6 game and an apparent invite to the PAC 12.
So they've spent a ton of money for one less conference championship, one less NY6 game, and one less top 10 ranking. Congratulations to them.
They've shown they care about athletics. Something Tulane has not demonstrated. And I think we'd trade all of those short-lived accomplishments for a P5 invite in a heartbeat. It may not work out, the PAC 12 may implode, but SMU is ahead of us on the list despite our one great season in the past 25 years, 2 in my lifetime. Let's win 10 games two years in a row for the first time in our lives. Better yet, let's make it known to the world, as SMU has, that Tulane wants to have something more than an occasionally relevant athletics program. I think we have a shot at back-to-back 10-win seasons, the latter we have no shot at. We continue to be Tulane, with our administrative heads in the sand.
These comments about "what has SMU got for their money" miss the point and tell me we have fans that think like Tulane administration thinks. What SMU has done kept them ahead of Tulane in the pecking order. Tulane has a HUGE albatross to overcome: our record (and public perception) is downright terrible. Football is 200 games under .500 since 1945, perhaps the worst record in D1 over that span. We've sucked at sports for most of our existence. (Sorry if that's too blunt for some of you but it needs to be stated as folks don't seem to realize how much it holds us back.) That isn't easily overcome and this albatross won't be overcome unless we recognize it's existence rather than whistling past the graveyard thinking everything is hunky dory. It's not. We won 12 games and the Cotton Bowl. We've done nothing other than that to show we're committed to winning D1 sports. We're demonstrating one thing: Same old Tulane.