The early signing day may have hurt some as well. Because the early signing day is during bowl season, G5 teams like Tulane cannot really capitalize on a big bowl result by having time to really leverage it the way that it could have in previous seasons. If Tulane had 30 days plus to market the ULL win, there is a reasonable chance that it could have persuaded some prospects to leave ULL, LaTech, etc. and come over to Tulane. It will be impossible to know for certain as to whether or not that is the case, but if Tulane wins 8+ in the regular season and the recruiting notably improves, it would lend support to that theory.winwave wrote: ↑Sat Feb 09, 2019 11:02 amFirst off your claim of second best ever comes with a big asterisk. It's second best in the 247 ratings era. I have been following Tulane for 6 decades. So it's not the second best ever. Also I go by Rivals where it's the third best in the rankings era. Not a big difference but just pointing it out.
Maybe I'm being too hard on this class. After the uptick last year I was hopeful the staff had found their footing and things would have a steady trend up. I don't like any step back especially after a winning season. Though last year luck had some say in it. If that doctor doesn't misdiagnose a player like Johnson we have no chance at him. I like some of the players in this class at the skill positions. I think Jackson and Spears will be good for us.
Another reason that has me disappointed is something you noted yourself. The others around us improved their recruiting which set us back. We can't let that continue to happen. And of course it's very disappointing not to be a clear #2 in recruiting among the in-state schools.
What I want and expect from this program is to be the best G5 program. We obviously need better recruiting to do that. I'm hopeful with the staff changes on offense that we can really start to make some noise and really build this thing up.
That being said, Tulane does need to establish itself as #2 in Louisiana and in the top half of the AAC on a consistent basis, which would put it somewhere in the 60/70 range.