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Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:08 am
Posted by Chip Patterson

Just days after Tulane's 44-7 home loss at the hands of UTEP the school will announce the firing of head coach Bob Toledo, according to

The Green Wave were off to a 2-5 start in Toledo's fifth season at the helm, with wins only against winless UAB and Southeastern Louisiana. Offensive line coach Mark Hutson is expected to be named the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The school has called a press conference for 10:30 a.m. locally in New Orleans to make the news official. Toledo holds his weekly meeting with the media on Tuesday, but an hour later.

In five season with the Green Wave Toledo failed to win more than four games, finishing with a 15-40 overall record. Toledo, 65, is best known in the head coaching ranks for his seven season stint at UCLA where he led the Bruins to two Pac-10 championships in 1997 and 1998.

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Since: Jun 28, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:51 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Who cares it is Tulane ! Very boring sports day I see

Since: Aug 18, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:20 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Let's not act like Tulane is the only school in the country that places a high priority on academics and makes no exceptions for athletes, because that is not true.  There was a time several years ago where the basketball team had its share of academic waivers and there was talk of point shaving.  Growing up in Louisiana, I knew my share of athletes that had less than stellar academic abilities but still went to Tulane. 

Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 4:11 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans in 2005.  This is 2011.  Furthermore, Tulane Athletics  don't have Katrina to blame for the 60 years prior to 2005....

Since: Jul 4, 2010
Posted on: October 18, 2011 3:34 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

How can you talk about Tulane without even mentioning the devastation that Hurricane Katrina wreaked on the Univ. and the team? Many players transferred because they essentially had no team for a year, and recruits didn't know what the situation would be the next few years and stayed away. None of that can be heaped on Bob Toledo.

Since: Jun 22, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 2:00 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Holy Toledo!  Who is Bob Toledo?  And what is CBSSports doing running stories about Tulane football on their short list? 

Since: Mar 30, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:58 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

I am a Tulane graduate.  I am also a graduate of Auburn University.  There is a mountain of politically correct lip service given to academics being the cause of Tulane's football woes.  Tulane is a top rate university in many ways.  However, dreams of broad based support for a football program to the same extent and with the same success as state colleges and universities of similar size and history are unrealistic.  Tulane is funded by its endowment, by the State of Louisiana (in exchange for state legislator scholarships, which they give each year of their term), through grants, and through enormous student loans guaranteed by the federal government.  Simply put, attending Tulane is not attainable for most students trying to better themselves.  If the student can qualify for a scholarship to cover the $40,000 cost to attend, that same student can also qulify for a free ride at LSU etc etc....  This has all made Tulane an elitist club of wealthy kids and has done little to endear the university to masses.  I know, I know, I know, Tulane is an AAU member..........yadda yadda yadda,,,,,,,i'm a top ten percent honor graduate and i can assure you that the AAU membership certificate is for the professors, not the students..

Since: Sep 5, 2006
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:30 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Get out of semi-pro football. PERIOD. It was one thing to get regular whippings by the LS&Us and Texases of the world. BUT to get clobbered by the UTEPs and Southern Misses is embarrassing. An occassional upset of Georga Tech or LS&U could keep football hopes alive for years. Now? I mean, how cheerie can a win at SLU  be?

They are currently in a third rate league that is about to become fourth rate.  If TU can stay in the top division for baseball and basketball and tennis and such while playing amateur football, good. (I think georgetown does that now.) Otherwise, either eliminate football entirely or go amateur entirely.

That academic stuff is b.s. Schools with stronger academic qualities -- Stanford, Northwestern, Notre Dame -- win -- and Duke and Army just beat hell out of the Greenies.

The idea of a Southern Ivy league of top drawer private colleges and universities, an idea broached in the 1950s, could still work, especially considering the ncaa current shakeup. Take Tulane, Rice, SMU and Tulsa from the CUSA, and mix in a  few schools that currently field amateur teams , Rhodes, Sewanee or Howard...










Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 1:03 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Former Tulane offensive coordinator, Rich Rodriguez, would be the perfect choice though I imagine he can land a much higher profile job if he waits it out. 

Since: Nov 12, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:58 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

ANOTHER SHOT AT OHIO STATE...katzenmoyer went pro after 2 years, there was never a pretense that he graduated....another hater!!!

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:16 pm

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Do you know anything about Leach, really? He had the highest graduation rate for players in all of the Big 12 every year he was the head coach.

Wow!  That is a huge accomplishment.  All his players must have had a 2.0  Congratulations!   

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