Sports Illustrated Article on Billy Napier & Cajun Football Program

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https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... nick-saban
Some seven months into Napier’s tenure here, the football offices are abuzz, not only with renewed enthusiasm, but with more people. Napier took this job on the promise that he could expand the football staff, a vision stemming from his five seasons on Nick Saban’s staff that he discussed with athletic director Bryan Maggard during the hiring process.

Napier sold Maggard on the same Process that Saban implemented in Tuscaloosa, a system that Napier saw roar into action in 2011, the first season (and title) he experienced as an offensive analyst within the Alabama machine.

“There is a method to the madness,” says Louisiana offensive coordinator Rob Sale, who worked for six years as a support staff member for Saban. “Everything, when you walk into this building, has the Alabama backbone. How we do our film breakdown, summer scouting reports, academic point structure, offseason program … everything is the same. We’re going to win here.”

Maggard proudly details how Louisiana’s non-football coaching staff has grown by about 75%: two strength coaches, a handful of strength interns, three nutrionists and more than a dozen others who juggle duties in multiple departments, from recruiting to quality control. The athletic department’s snack budget went from zero to $1.5 million. The football program’s assistant coach salary pool increased by 40% to $2 million, and the school began to pay the full cost of attendance for athletes, something the NCAA permitted for the first time in 2015.


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Who cares! Wrong board.
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billow wrote: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:43 pm Who cares! Wrong board.
Sorry, I posted it on the first Those Other Louisiana Schools forum I encountered. I'll move to Those Other Other Louisiana Schools forum.

Please accept my humble apologies.
ajcalhoun: Nobody here gives a flying fuck about UL-L and the Sunbelt Conference.
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cajunfanatico wrote: Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:26 pm https://www.si.com/college-football/201 ... nick-saban
Some seven months into Napier’s tenure here, the football offices are abuzz, not only with renewed enthusiasm, but with more people. Napier took this job on the promise that he could expand the football staff, a vision stemming from his five seasons on Nick Saban’s staff that he discussed with athletic director Bryan Maggard during the hiring process.

Napier sold Maggard on the same Process that Saban implemented in Tuscaloosa, a system that Napier saw roar into action in 2011, the first season (and title) he experienced as an offensive analyst within the Alabama machine.

“There is a method to the madness,” says Louisiana offensive coordinator Rob Sale, who worked for six years as a support staff member for Saban. “Everything, when you walk into this building, has the Alabama backbone. How we do our film breakdown, summer scouting reports, academic point structure, offseason program … everything is the same. We’re going to win here.”

Maggard proudly details how Louisiana’s non-football coaching staff has grown by about 75%: two strength coaches, a handful of strength interns, three nutrionists and more than a dozen others who juggle duties in multiple departments, from recruiting to quality control. The athletic department’s snack budget went from zero to $1.5 million. The football program’s assistant coach salary pool increased by 40% to $2 million, and the school began to pay the full cost of attendance for athletes, something the NCAA permitted for the first time in 2015.
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Fanatico, I see our friend Boomer is regenerating the 1980s BS that all the Metro schools, from Cincinnati to Florida State, all wanted USL, but Tulane blackballed them. A former USL AD told them this nonsense, and the USL fan chomped on it like red meat and haven't let go. It was ludicrous on its face, and subsequent events have proven it to be a complete absurdity.
Of course instead of trying to make friends with a school that could help, the USL fan reacted with fingerpointing, general nastiness, and then blaming them for not helping. And it persists.
Tulane is an AAU school that has charted 4 conferences: the SEC, the Metro, Conference USA, and the AAC. Conference affiliation is about institutions, institutional commonality, and relationships.
No one is keeping you or will keep you out of anything.
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No it wasn’t the AD…it was the President!…….and you are correct in that Nobody is keeping us out of anything……..the thing that we are in now is the ranking of the top 20 football programs in the country according to all major polls…….,and this is replied with the humility knowing how tough the year was for all teams and the closeness of grouping!
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