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https://twitter.com/GreenWaveFB/status/ ... 95393?s=09

I don't recall MM being around the program or saying much about it in the past....geez, 15 years or so? (has it really been that long?) Great to see him giving our guys tips in practice and advocating for the program in the video.


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I feel sorry for the younger TU fans who didn't get to see him run live in a game. What a great, great running back. Mean stiff arm. Never fumbled (he may have but seems like he never did). Great spin move and tough to take down one on one. Was he the best TU RB in my lifetime? Wow, it is tough to pick between him and Forte.

But Mewelde Moore will always be THE TU model for the RB as WR - 6th all time receptions and 10th all time yards as a receiver in TU history.


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1401973 wrote:
I feel sorry for the younger TU fans who didn't get to see him run live in a game. What a great, great running back. Mean stiff arm. Never fumbled (he may have but seems like he never did). Great spin move and tough to take down one on one. Was he the best TU RB in my lifetime? Wow, it is tough to pick between him and Forte.

But Mewelde Moore will always be THE TU model for the RB as WR - 6th all time receptions and 10th all time yards as a receiver in TU history.


Mewelde had incredible balance cutting ability. I don't think I ever saw him stumble or lose his feet.

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Forte had the better single season/peak, but Moore was great from day 1 and would definitely be my choice as the best RB I've seen.


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8 years in a row with a legitimate NFL caliber RB in our backfield.

I hope Bradwell (that’s Darius Bradwell not Johnathan Brantley) was listening intently to MM’s stiff arm advice that was evident in the video.
Saw MM throw many a weak DB to the ground in his day.


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His run against Texas was amazing.


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Loved them both but MM is the best.


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1401973 wrote:
I feel sorry for the younger TU fans who didn't get to see him run live in a game. What a great, great running back. Mean stiff arm. Never fumbled (he may have but seems like he never did). Great spin move and tough to take down one on one. Was he the best TU RB in my lifetime? Wow, it is tough to pick between him and Forte.

But Mewelde Moore will always be THE TU model for the RB as WR - 6th all time receptions and 10th all time yards as a receiver in TU history.


I go back more into the past than most of you here, so I would have to include Tommy Mason in with Moore & Forte on "who is the best RB" thing.

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How about Eddie Price?


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Many people forget that Forte just had the one great year. Mewelde was very good as a freshman and then amazing as a sophomore. He had the better career.


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Mewelde ended up with about 100 yards more gained with Forte having the better career average. Forte had over 600 yards rushing his first two years and then almost 900 his third before the monster year. He was good throughout. Mewelde had more receiving yards but their averages per catch were pretty close. Every year of a career counts so I'd say they had pretty equal careers here Glad we had both and glad they did well at the next level.


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Mewelde also had a lot more receiving yards. Mewelde had the better college career while Forte was much better in the NFL.


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One other thing to consider: Mewelde had three competitive to good teams he played on: JP Losman, Patrick Ramsey, Roydell Williams were some of his offensive teammates.
Forte didn't have the same talent around him and each of the teams he was on was poor. His Sr year everyone knew he was getting the ball (and he did: almost 400 carries and receptions in one year - amazing he held up).


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My 7 years overlapped with 3 of Mewelde and 4 of Forte.
At least THEY were entertaining!

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ThePassWave wrote:
How about Eddie Price?


Well there you go. Price definitely belongs in the conversation about who is the best RB in TU history. But he was a little before my time. If my dad were still walking the planet, he would probably put him @ #1.

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Fan Since '54 wrote:
<a href="tel:1401973">1401973</a> wrote:
I feel sorry for the younger TU fans who didn't get to see him run live in a game. What a great, great running back. Mean stiff arm. Never fumbled (he may have but seems like he never did). Great spin move and tough to take down one on one. Was he the best TU RB in my lifetime? Wow, it is tough to pick between him and Forte.

But Mewelde Moore will always be THE TU model for the RB as WR - 6th all time receptions and 10th all time yards as a receiver in TU history.


I go back more into the past than most of you here, so I would have to include Tommy Mason in with Moore & Forte on "who is the best RB" thing.

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I never got to see Mason run as a TU back and don’t remember seeing much video of him. 54, how would you characterize his running style? He was big and fast, but was he a bruiser or a slasher or a
what exactly? Could you compare him to one of the ‘modern’ backs? If so, was he more of a Forte? Hilliard? Darkwa? Brantley? Curious.


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1401973 wrote:
Fan Since '54 wrote:
<a href="tel:1401973">1401973</a> wrote:
I feel sorry for the younger TU fans who didn't get to see him run live in a game. What a great, great running back. Mean stiff arm. Never fumbled (he may have but seems like he never did). Great spin move and tough to take down one on one. Was he the best TU RB in my lifetime? Wow, it is tough to pick between him and Forte.

But Mewelde Moore will always be THE TU model for the RB as WR - 6th all time receptions and 10th all time yards as a receiver in TU history.


I go back more into the past than most of you here, so I would have to include Tommy Mason in with Moore & Forte on "who is the best RB" thing.

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I never got to see Mason run as a TU back and don’t remember seeing much video of him. 54, how would you characterize his running style? He was big and fast, but was he a bruiser or a slasher or a
what exactly? Could you compare him to one of the ‘modern’ backs? If so, was he more of a Forte? Hilliard? Darkwa? Brantley? Curious.


He was a slasher if anything. If I had to compare him to a "modern" TU back, it would have to be Forte. Plus he could bowl over a would be tackler when necessary.

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1401973 wrote:
Fan Since '54 wrote:
<a href="tel:1401973">1401973</a> wrote:
I feel sorry for the younger TU fans who didn't get to see him run live in a game. What a great, great running back. Mean stiff arm. Never fumbled (he may have but seems like he never did). Great spin move and tough to take down one on one. Was he the best TU RB in my lifetime? Wow, it is tough to pick between him and Forte.

But Mewelde Moore will always be THE TU model for the RB as WR - 6th all time receptions and 10th all time yards as a receiver in TU history.


I go back more into the past than most of you here, so I would have to include Tommy Mason in with Moore & Forte on "who is the best RB" thing.

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I never got to see Mason run as a TU back and don’t remember seeing much video of him. 54, how would you characterize his running style? He was big and fast, but was he a bruiser or a slasher or a
what exactly? Could you compare him to one of the ‘modern’ backs? If so, was he more of a Forte? Hilliard? Darkwa? Brantley? Curious.

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Pete, you have missed the yearly “TAF” golf tournaments which Mewelde has indeed attended.

2011 and again in 2014 pretty sure it was. I have photographic evidence.


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DrHullabaloo wrote:
Pete, you have missed the yearly “TAF” golf tournaments which Mewelde has indeed attended.

2011 and again in 2014 pretty sure it was. I have photographic evidence.

Lots of current football players at those tournaments?

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It depends, but usually - the last time Mewelde was there was Cairo and Griff’s rookie season and they were there. Also baseball alums.


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DrHullabaloo wrote:
Pete, you have missed the yearly “TAF” golf tournaments which Mewelde has indeed attended.

2011 and again in 2014 pretty sure it was. I have photographic evidence.

Glad to hear they are attending those (and hopefully driving donations) but I'm more excited to see them on the field sharing knowledge and appearing in social media posts that recruits see. When high schoolers are bombarded daily by the media with nothing but P5 P5 P5 P5 P5 P5, it's good to remind them that you can make the NFL from Tulane.


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