randymc wrote: ↑Sun Oct 23, 2022 11:21 am
Here is my list of top Tulane coaches (since I started going to games in mid 60s)
1. Larry Smith
2. Tommy Bowden
3. Willie Fritz (and climbing up the ranks)
4. Bennie Ellender
5. Jim Pittman
6. Mack Brown
7. Vince Gibson (Tiger killer)
8. Chris Scelfo
9. Greg Davis
10. Buddy Teevens (at least he recruited Shaun King)
11. Curtis Johnson (at least he made one minor bowl)
12. Tommy O'Boyle
13. Bob Toledo
14. Wally English
I'll play. I wasn't around for O'Boyle so will omit.
1. Bowden 11-1 record in conference
2. Ellender - almost named my kid 1401973
3. Gibson 17-17 record and beating lsu twice.
4. Fritz - his one score record holding him back. But inherited a pile and has made the program respectable and sustainable. As you say moving up.
5. Pittman - look over his schedules - they were brutal and he built the best Defenses Tulane has ever had (in my lifetime).
6. Smith - had only one winning season with a genius for an OC and a fantastic QB. Great recruiter allowing Gibson to do what he did.
7. Brown - only one good season with the best all around QB/athlete I've ever seen at TU. Wins the self-promotion prize.
8. Scelfo - what could have been - sigh
9. Teevens - very good recruiter allowing Bowden to do what he did
All the rest tied for last
Toledo, Davis, CJ, English - all really really bad.