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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 2:18 pm 
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Chris Petersen stepping down at Washington. That's a shocker.


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Chris Petersen stepping down at Washington. That's a shocker.


Going with illness.... or USC

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Chris Petersen stepping down at Washington. That's a shocker.


Going with illness.... or USC


He does have a special needs child so that may also be part of it. I know that's why he stayed in Boise so long (specialist dr there) and why Washington was only of the only jobs he'd consider (same type of specialist in Seattle).


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Name that I'm hearing is pretty hot with some coaching searches ongoing right now is Tulane's Willie Fritz.


We all know we'll be hearing a lot more of this in the coming weeks. Hoping we can retain Willie, but I definitely don't want to lose both him and Hall. They'll both be getting a lot of attention.


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Name that I'm hearing is pretty hot with some coaching searches ongoing right now is Tulane's Willie Fritz.


We all know we'll be hearing a lot more of this in the coming weeks. Hoping we can retain Willie, but I definitely don't want to lose both him and Hall. They'll both be getting a lot of attention.


I am OK with losing Hall.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:43 pm 
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Nothing against you Saint, but mods please merge this with our other 7 page carousel thread


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 5:47 pm 
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Fritz is perfect for Tulane. Can’t think of anyone I would rather have. As a fan since the late 50’s we must keep him. We simply can’t start over again. Everything is pointing in the right direction.


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Starting over happens to every program every few years. If we had to "start over" this year we'd be doing it in much better shape than any such transition in 40 years.

I think someone leaked this to Feldman. Fritz is a fine coach and s good man but he'd be a hard sell to any of the fanbases at any of the P5's in the market.

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 6:31 pm 
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Radio Wave wrote:
Fritz is perfect for Tulane. Can’t think of anyone I would rather have. As a fan since the late 50’s we must keep him. We simply can’t start over again. Everything is pointing in the right direction.


Fritz is good. I’ve got no real complaints about him, but I think you’re overstating some things


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Fritz is perfect for Tulane. Can’t think of anyone I would rather have. As a fan since the late 50’s we must keep him. We simply can’t start over again. Everything is pointing in the right direction.


Fritz is good. I’ve got no real complaints about him, but I think you’re overstating some things
I agree with visual.

The first point I sort of agree but would say he’s “good” (I’ll even give you great) for Tulane and I do like what he’s done thus far. (I won’t hesitate to say we need to move on if we are clawing our way to 6-6 again).

The second point is opinion. I’d take a Nick Saban type that wants to stay put for years while winning conference championships (even if that turns out to be Willie Fritz).

If Dannen is going to earn his keep, he’d find a replacement that can build on what Fritz has done.

As LG said, a coach coming in now has an easier job than the one Fritz inherited.

I do agree that we are moving in a positive direction. Consecutive 6-6 seasons is an accomplishment because it’s only happened 3 times in 150 years, but being a consistent 6-win team isn’t an aspiration.

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I think someone leaked this to Feldman. Fritz is a fine coach and s good man but he'd be a hard sell to any of the fanbases at any of the P5's in the market.

Yeah, the person who leaked it is probably Fritz's agent. Fritz was a hot commodity about 6 games ago and his agent probably put a down payment on a beach house, and now his only option to afford it might be to scare up a raise for Willie at Tulane under the pretense of him potentially leaving.

Seriously. As an AD, how do you sell a 6-6 AAC coach who lost 5 of his last 6 to teams in the "15 to 50" range and were like worst in the country in penalties to a fanbase of a P5 team that regularly plays teams in the top 25 (if not top 5), and convince them that "no really, I promise, he really is a good coach!" ?

I like Willie but optics matter these days. You can't hire someone that the twittersphere hates. Ask Tennessee.


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It's been done before. South Carolina hired will muschamp. Arizona state hired Herm. ADs do things counter to their fans wishes.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 7:32 pm 
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From what I hear, Coach Fritz loves Tulane and New Orleans and wants to build a winner where he currently works. I think he stays no matter what, including any offers that may come his way.


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I don't know if we can take this parley to Biloxi but here is more mindless speculation. I look forward to seeing it quoted on twitter by a member of the professional chattering class as an "authoritative" view from Down South: :green wink:

Order of raises/extensions given by Tulane:

1. Fritz
2. Dannen
3. Hunter

Order of leaving Tulane:

1. Dannen
2. Hunter
3. Fritz


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waverider wrote:
visualmagic wrote:
Radio Wave wrote:
Fritz is perfect for Tulane. Can’t think of anyone I would rather have. As a fan since the late 50’s we must keep him. We simply can’t start over again. Everything is pointing in the right direction.


Fritz is good. I’ve got no real complaints about him, but I think you’re overstating some things
I agree with visual.

The first point I sort of agree but would say he’s “good” (I’ll even give you great) for Tulane and I do like what he’s done thus far. (I won’t hesitate to say we need to move on if we are clawing our way to 6-6 again).

The second point is opinion. I’d take a Nick Saban type that wants to stay put for years while winning conference championships (even if that turns out to be Willie Fritz).

If Dannen is going to earn his keep, he’d find a replacement that can build on what Fritz has done.

As LG said, a coach coming in now has an easier job than the one Fritz inherited.

I do agree that we are moving in a positive direction. Consecutive 6-6 seasons is an accomplishment because it’s only happened 3 times in 150 years, but being a consistent 6-win team isn’t an aspiration.


Remember we were a foot away from 6-6 two years ago. I am thankful for the bowls. I also realize there we are now a program who is a consistant 6-6 and not necessarily a program on the rise. That may not sound good, but it's the truth.

Next year wont be any easier. SMU will have everybody back. Memphis will have their talent back even if their coach isnt back. Navy get most of its players back. As does Temple and UCF from the east. At ECU will not be a pushover like uconn was this year. Then there is Northwestern and Mississippi state which will both be tough road games. Throw in road games at Houston and Tulsa. They way I see it we will have to be a better team next year to just get to 6 wins.

Remember even though we were 6-6 this year we finished 3-5 in conference.

CWF has talked about competing for championships, we better makes some moves this offseason.

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Poseidon wrote:
Saintgreenie wrote:
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Name that I'm hearing is pretty hot with some coaching searches ongoing right now is Tulane's Willie Fritz.


We all know we'll be hearing a lot more of this in the coming weeks. Hoping we can retain Willie, but I definitely don't want to lose both him and Hall. They'll both be getting a lot of attention.


I am OK with losing Hall.
If Fritz deserts, I hope we don't make the same mistake as we made with Rich Rod.


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And do we have a QB? That is the biggest question.


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 02, 2019 10:21 pm 
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tjtlja wrote:
From what I hear, Coach Fritz loves Tulane and New Orleans and wants to build a winner where he currently works. I think he stays no matter what, including any offers that may come his way.


Stays no matter what? I think you’re fooling yourself


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I may be fooling myself, but one day we will find a Rick Jones type in football that wants to stay.


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Next year wont be any easier. SMU will have everybody back.


Is this a typo?

Next year may very well be harder but it won't be because SMU has everybody back. Unless I missed something Saturday, SMU honored 24 seniors including Proche, Jones and Clemons.

The way Dykes uses the transfer portal, he may replace everyone of them with 24 year old military veterans from Afghanistan so I'm not counting SMU out. It's just it won't be the same guys who beat us this year.


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I may be fooling myself, but one day we will find a Rick Jones type in football that wants to stay.


Apples to Oranges. We were able to offer RJ a salary that was competitive with every baseball program in the country.


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Money is a factor in most instances, but not all. Unrealistic, probably, but I will hold out hope that New Orleans, Tulane, and another contract win this time.

And Coach Jones was offered more money by Georgia.


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Baywave1 wrote:
Poseidon wrote:

Next year wont be any easier. SMU will have everybody back.


Is this a typo?

Next year may very well be harder but it won't be because SMU has everybody back. Unless I missed something Saturday, SMU honored 24 seniors including Proche, Jones and Clemons.

The way Dykes uses the transfer portal, he may replace everyone of them with 24 year old military veterans from Afghanistan so I'm not counting SMU out. It's just it won't be the same guys who beat us this year.


They lose 4 on offense 2 wr 1 rb and 1 olinemen. That's not much. I didnt look at their defense. Their defense was not too hot his year, they lose more off of it. They cant get any worse. I am going off of the ourlads site.

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The AAC is a tough league and getting tougher. We are in the big-time, boys and girls. It's what we all wanted. Now it's time to step up. Especially with the pocketbooks.

We either step up to the challenge or wet our pants.

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The AAC is a tough league and getting tougher. We are in the big-time, boys and girls. It's what we all wanted. Now it's time to step up. Especially with the pocketbooks.

We either step up to the challenge or wet our pants.


Pocket books? Can you be more specific.

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