Ye Olde Green Wave Forum

The DEFINITIVE Tulane discussion forum
It is currently Mon Dec 10, 2018 7:56 am

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 39 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next
Author Message
 Post subject: Are folks still "done"?
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:58 pm 
Offline
Regent's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 22, 2004 10:49 am
Posts: 7163
Location: Georgia
Not a perfect game but a win. Hell, Two Road Wins!

The pre-season goal is attainable (I am not saying "B" word).

Faith & belief are cool virtues. Even when our hearts have been perennially broken.

Let's win a Homecoming game...

:green wink:

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 5:59 pm 
Offline
President's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Wed Dec 01, 2010 11:49 pm
Posts: 2898
Location: Greeneville, TN
The last phrase is the key to the season now. ECU scares the crap out of me next week, in large part because it's homecoming. A 3-game win streak sounds nice.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:02 pm 
Offline
President's Circle

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:07 am
Posts: 2894
JTS, great to see you posting. If we would have rode our two horses the whole season, I think we would have 6 wins right now. Nevertheless, great win and so excited for the kids. And hope you are doing well. Roll Wave!!!!


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:08 pm 
Offline
Regent's Circle

Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:48 am
Posts: 5990
Thread title of the year!!!!!!! :mrgreen: :mrgreen:


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:08 pm 
Offline
Emerald Circle
User avatar

Joined: Mon Jun 21, 2004 4:00 pm
Posts: 14629
tulaneoutlaw wrote:
The last phrase is the key to the season now. ECU scares the crap out of me next week, in large part because it's homecoming. A 3-game win streak sounds nice.


Speaking of, they lost to Memphis today 59-41. Scored a lot, gave up a lot. They’re 2-6, 0-5.

_________________
Seize the day


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 6:22 pm 
Offline
President's Circle

Joined: Sun Jun 27, 2004 11:42 am
Posts: 4639
Location: Lafayette, LA
So we're not dropping the program?

_________________
"Don't hit me with those negative waves so early in the morning" Oddball to Moriarty in Kelly's Heroes


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:06 pm 
Offline
Emerald Circle
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:13 pm
Posts: 20635
Location: Chicago
I stand by my position vis a vis Ruse. They handed us that game, we didn't win it. Their drops and turovers were the keys to victory. ToP was about equal.

I award you three points for a creative mocking thread title. If only everyone had a sense of humor.

_________________
Using big words is not a personal attack


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:31 pm 
Offline
Emerald Circle
User avatar

Joined: Wed Jul 20, 2005 11:52 am
Posts: 20739
Location: Cincinnati, OH
windywave wrote:
I stand by my position vis a vis Ruse. They handed us that game, we didn't win it. Their drops and turovers were the keys to victory. ToP was about equal.

I award you three points for a creative mocking thread title. If only everyone had a sense of humor.

This wasn't about you windy. This had nothing to do with folks calling for coaches being fired, it had to do with others saying they were done with Tulane and/or we should go D3 or drop football. I know you are hoping someone will engage you about your ridiculous obsession with trying to skirt the rules about coaches a few weeks back, but can't we all just get along and enjoy the win this weekend?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:39 pm 
Offline
Emerald Circle
User avatar

Joined: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:13 pm
Posts: 20635
Location: Chicago
PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
I stand by my position vis a vis Ruse. They handed us that game, we didn't win it. Their drops and turovers were the keys to victory. ToP was about equal.

I award you three points for a creative mocking thread title. If only everyone had a sense of humor.

This wasn't about you windy. This had nothing to do with folks calling for coaches being fired, it had to do with others saying they were done with Tulane and/or we should go D3 or drop football. I know you are hoping someone will engage you about your ridiculous obsession with trying to skirt the rules about coaches a few weeks back, but can't we all just get along and enjoy the win this weekend?


Well seeing how I started the thread....

_________________
Using big words is not a personal attack


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:43 pm 
Offline
Navigator Level
User avatar

Joined: Tue Jun 29, 2004 9:39 am
Posts: 1102
Location: Atlanta, GA
I am pumped up after that game. I don't want to get ahead of myself but I think we are going bowling!!! Roll wave roll! Can't wait for homecoming next week.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:54 pm 
Offline
Riptide Level

Joined: Fri Aug 15, 2014 8:27 am
Posts: 194
Where has THIS TEAM been all year? I will admit that I gave up, so there, fry me all over this board if you wish.

SMU just beat Houston, so that means that SMU and Tulane are one game out of first place in the division! Tulane is into November with a realistic shot at something.

A piece of advice: do NOT ever bet on college football, period.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 10:58 pm 
Offline
President's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Mon May 23, 2005 8:43 pm
Posts: 2630
Location: Baton Rouge
windywave wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
I stand by my position vis a vis Ruse. They handed us that game, we didn't win it. Their drops and turovers were the keys to victory. ToP was about equal.

I award you three points for a creative mocking thread title. If only everyone had a sense of humor.

This wasn't about you windy. This had nothing to do with folks calling for coaches being fired, it had to do with others saying they were done with Tulane and/or we should go D3 or drop football. I know you are hoping someone will engage you about your ridiculous obsession with trying to skirt the rules about coaches a few weeks back, but can't we all just get along and enjoy the win this weekend?


Well seeing how I started the thread....


The problem is still with whomever decided Banks was worth building an offense around. Was is it WF or DR? We are fortunate that JMc fell in our laps right before the beginning of the season or we would be hosed. It's not that JMc is great, but he can execute the offense. That said the past two games doesn't erase the crap we saw for 2.5 years. The defense is the real hero this year is the defense. We were supposed to be worse than last year but we are actually better. Don't look at the yardage. Look at the number of points given up and how they have not let any games get out of grasp with the exception of those in Ohio.

_________________
Quote:The Good - TULANE
The Bad - LSU
THe Ugly - USM


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:15 pm 
Offline
Emerald Circle
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2004 5:20 pm
Posts: 21090
Location: North Kenner
Poseidon wrote:
windywave wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
I stand by my position vis a vis Ruse. They handed us that game, we didn't win it. Their drops and turovers were the keys to victory. ToP was about equal.

I award you three points for a creative mocking thread title. If only everyone had a sense of humor.

This wasn't about you windy. This had nothing to do with folks calling for coaches being fired, it had to do with others saying they were done with Tulane and/or we should go D3 or drop football. I know you are hoping someone will engage you about your ridiculous obsession with trying to skirt the rules about coaches a few weeks back, but can't we all just get along and enjoy the win this weekend?


Well seeing how I started the thread....


The problem is still with whomever decided Banks was worth building an offense around. Was is it WF or DR? We are fortunate that JMc fell in our laps right before the beginning of the season or we would be hosed. It's not that JMc is great, but he can execute the offense. That said the past two games doesn't erase the crap we saw for 2.5 years. The defense is the real hero this year is the defense. We were supposed to be worse than last year but we are actually better. Don't look at the yardage. Look at the number of points given up and how they have not let any games get out of grasp with the exception of those in Ohio.
Was it because JM showed up 5 days before the opener and needed time to get to know the offense and the other players?

I think the OL has shown progression which has helped. Before last week I felt more comfortable with Banks running the offense. That has obviously changed. McMillan continues to show good decision making and makes them quickly.

_________________
Tulane Greenbackers

"It's my job to prepare the coaches. It's their job is to prepare the players and the players' job is to play lights out." Willie Fritz

"If you want to win you have to have good players." Vince Gibson


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:48 pm 
Offline
President's Circle

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:07 am
Posts: 2894
IM42lane wrote:
Where has THIS TEAM been all year? I will admit that I gave up, so there, fry me all over this board if you wish.

SMU just beat Houston, so that means that SMU and Tulane are one game out of first place in the division! Tulane is into November with a realistic shot at something.

A piece of advice: do NOT ever bet on college football, period.


Unfortunately IM, I have never learned that lesson. Praying Utah State covers tonight so I can play some more tomorrow.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:53 pm 
Offline
President's Circle

Joined: Sat Jan 21, 2006 12:07 am
Posts: 2894
waverider wrote:
Poseidon wrote:
windywave wrote:
PeteRasche wrote:
windywave wrote:
I stand by my position vis a vis Ruse. They handed us that game, we didn't win it. Their drops and turovers were the keys to victory. ToP was about equal.

I award you three points for a creative mocking thread title. If only everyone had a sense of humor.

This wasn't about you windy. This had nothing to do with folks calling for coaches being fired, it had to do with others saying they were done with Tulane and/or we should go D3 or drop football. I know you are hoping someone will engage you about your ridiculous obsession with trying to skirt the rules about coaches a few weeks back, but can't we all just get along and enjoy the win this weekend?


Well seeing how I started the thread....


The problem is still with whomever decided Banks was worth building an offense around. Was is it WF or DR? We are fortunate that JMc fell in our laps right before the beginning of the season or we would be hosed. It's not that JMc is great, but he can execute the offense. That said the past two games doesn't erase the crap we saw for 2.5 years. The defense is the real hero this year is the defense. We were supposed to be worse than last year but we are actually better. Don't look at the yardage. Look at the number of points given up and how they have not let any games get out of grasp with the exception of those in Ohio.
Was it because JM showed up 5 days before the opener and needed time to get to know the offense and the other players?

I think the OL has shown progression which has helped. Before last week I felt more comfortable with Banks running the offense. That has obviously changed. McMillan continues to show good decision making and makes them quickly.


I think the biggest difference is our best players are touching the ball a helluva a lot more. For the second straight game, Bradwell and Dauphine have touched the ball 30+ times. These kids are studs and we should have been doing this the entire year. Defensively, we have progressed nicely. Johnson and Monroe are really nice players. Let’s hope Sample is ok.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:00 am 
Offline
Regent's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Fri Nov 16, 2007 5:45 pm
Posts: 5706
Location: Omnipresent
IM42lane wrote:
A piece of advice: do NOT ever bet on college football, period.


Duke Tulane underdog moneyline parlay was a solid win today though

_________________
Image


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:05 am 
Offline
Breaker Level

Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 11:14 am
Posts: 320
Location: East Greenwich, RI
I stick with the Wave, because that is my passion. The big difference is recruiting D1 athletes. Fritz had to change, last year was proof.
Sample goes down and D does not fold, because of the depth and development of bigger and faster players. Fritz won with walk-ons everywhere he went previously...but realized in this league, and at Tulane, that would not work. There is no comparison to his first year when you look at 1st and 2nd Teams on O and D. But they are young -few RS players. Yes I scratch my head on many coaching decisions, but all in all, this is what we signed up for, with Fritz. We played some big lines the first half of the season with developing line play. They seem to play better now and any post season will help with reps, and reps are crucial to a young team.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:13 am 
Offline
Regent's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Thu Jun 17, 2004 8:28 am
Posts: 8543
Location: Back home again...Oak Park sub division
You look back at the Memphis game. You thought it was an upset at the time. Currently it looks like a game we should have won, since Memphis is below us in the AAC standings. Funny game, this football thing.

FS'54

_________________
"...a hellava Hullabaloo"


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:55 am 
Offline
Emerald Circle

Joined: Fri Sep 12, 2008 1:57 pm
Posts: 10635
Location: Chicago
2 wins and we are in. Maybe Oliver will decide to sit out our game to rest for the NFL like bosa. I would

Weve already had numerous letdown games so cannot afford one now


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:17 am 
Offline
President's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Sat Jun 26, 2004 7:33 pm
Posts: 3623
Location: Marietta, GA
UH is beatable, no doubt about it. We have momentum right now.

Tulane can win the next three or lose the next three. That's the kind of team we are this season. Mess around with penalties and we are toast. Play like we did yesterday, and we win going away. However, the only mistake this squad can make is look beyond the next opponent. There are no gimmes.

Let's hope Memphis beats SMU.

_________________
Plan your work, work your plan.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:18 am 
Offline
President's Circle
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:42 pm
Posts: 3030
Location: New Orleans
Truth be told, I never left or gave up hope. I sure was p o'ed after the late late loss to SMU though. I think any fan who has sat thru el-fold-o seasons time and again can be forgiven a touch of despair now and again. Now, how's about a 6-game winning streak to end the 2018 season.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:52 am 
Offline
Regent's Circle

Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:48 am
Posts: 5990
For all the woulda coulda shoulda games earlier, let's recognize three of Tulane losses have been to 8-1 teams (OSU, UAB and UC), each of which has reasonable shots at winning its conference.

randymc wrote:
Truth be told, I never left or gave up hope. I sure was p o'ed after the late late loss to SMU though. I think any fan who has sat thru el-fold-o seasons time and again can be forgiven a touch of despair now and again. Now, how's about a 6-game winning streak to end the 2018 season.


You are not alone and Fearless Leader, JTS, expressed it best:

JtS wrote:

Faith & belief are cool virtues. Even when our hearts have been perennially broken.

Let's win a Homecoming game...

:green wink:



P.S., BTW, it's still statistically possible (albeit very much a long shot) to finish the season with a seven game win streak. But you don't get there unless you win three so let's beat ECU.


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 8:59 am 
Online
Emerald Circle
User avatar

Joined: Fri Jun 25, 2004 11:36 am
Posts: 18631
Location: Philadelphia, PA & Berlin, MD
randymc wrote:
Truth be told, I never left or gave up hope. I sure was p o'ed after the late late loss to SMU though. I think any fan who has sat thru el-fold-o seasons time and again can be forgiven a touch of despair now and again. Now, how's about a 6-game winning streak to end the 2018 season.

Yup. Going to my 40th class reunion Friday. And now that I’m 2/3 done with this life before my dirt nap I know there are only so many chances to grab the brass ring. My FIL passed away 6 months before seeing his beloved Eagles win a Super Bowl and I’d rather we return to greatness before oatmeal is dribbling down my own chin. Like my signature says, I am a slow learner.

_________________
Tulane Class of 1978 | NROTC Tulane - Submariner | Slow learner


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:27 am 
Offline
Regent's Circle

Joined: Tue Jun 21, 2005 8:48 am
Posts: 5990
TUPF wrote:
randymc wrote:
Truth be told, I never left or gave up hope. I sure was p o'ed after the late late loss to SMU though. I think any fan who has sat thru el-fold-o seasons time and again can be forgiven a touch of despair now and again. Now, how's about a 6-game winning streak to end the 2018 season.

Yup. Going to my 40th class reunion Friday. And now that I’m 2/3 done with this life before my dirt nap I know there are only so many chances to grab the brass ring. My FIL passed away 6 months before seeing his beloved Eagles win a Super Bowl and I’d rather we return to greatness before oatmeal is dribbling down my own chin. Like my signature says, I am a slow learner.



TUPF, Not that I'm pushing you in that direction, but I thought Navy guys had water naps? Has Hollywood been deceiving me?


P.S., There always is compromise here. Nelson's body was put in a cask of brandy after he died at Trafalgar. Is that the true meaning of a grog ration?


Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 9:30 am 
Offline
Navigator Level
User avatar

Joined: Thu Aug 26, 2004 3:50 pm
Posts: 1268
Location: Seattle U.S.A.
I was one of those people who was "done," after that nauseating SMU loss. I also said I'd be back if Tulane won two straight. So here I am.

Very impressive to win two on the road, given our history on that.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 39 posts ]  Go to page 1, 2  Next

All times are UTC - 6 hours [ DST ]


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: CT Wave, Google [Bot], TUPF and 8 guests


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group