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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 SportsNola.com.

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: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 12:04 pm
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Tulane has a long history of lack of school support for football.  Two of my cousins played at Tulane in the 50's, Bo Mason and Tommy Mason (the Vikings' first overall draft choice in the early 60's).  The Faculty Senate at Tulane has been voting almost yearly to recommend that the football program be eliminated altogether, as far back as the mid-60's.  Nice support for a former SEC program.  Tulane played in the first Sugar Bowl, but the local Catholic League high school football championship drew more fans in New Orleans.  Tulane lucked out that one year with Shawn King and went undefeated.  Otherwise, not much.  They really should be in the Sun Belt Conference.  I am a graduate of Tulane Medical School (1973) and loved to attend games in the old Tulane Stadium; but I HATED games in the Super Dome.  The AD and many alumni are pushing for a 40,000 seat on-campus stadium, and it may be built.  However, Tulane will never be a competitor in bit-time football.  Coaches are not the reason.  Tulane was very competitive in the old SEC, but threw that away.  They will never get it back.
All of what you say is true, without a doubt academics (being that it is a college after all lol) are the priority.  I guess the question should be, why isn't it for anyone else?



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:56 am
 

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.
Right.  Like Katzenmoyer graduating from Ohio State.  But you see I want the players to earn there degrees rather than have them handed to them at a paste-and-scissors school like Texas Tech.  easy school = high graduation rate.  The man himself saidf he doesn;t like academics getting in the way of football, don't take it out on me.  I notice hwo you ignore his lack of medical compssion however.  That man should never be allowed aroudn football players again obviously.



Since: Apr 8, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:35 am
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Hmmm...a highbrow like yourself need not waste your time here mingling with the commoners. I will take a wild guess that Mike Leach has more assets than you...how ironic that must feel. Idiots making emotional comments on a chat forum. That's America...that's freedom. Now go away and sip your tea.



Since: Aug 9, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:16 am
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Tulane has a long history of lack of school support for football.  Two of my cousins played at Tulane in the 50's, Bo Mason and Tommy Mason (the Vikings' first overall draft choice in the early 60's).  The Faculty Senate at Tulane has been voting almost yearly to recommend that the football program be eliminated altogether, as far back as the mid-60's.  Nice support for a former SEC program.  Tulane played in the first Sugar Bowl, but the local Catholic League high school football championship drew more fans in New Orleans.  Tulane lucked out that one year with Shawn King and went undefeated.  Otherwise, not much.  They really should be in the Sun Belt Conference.  I am a graduate of Tulane Medical School (1973) and loved to attend games in the old Tulane Stadium; but I HATED games in the Super Dome.  The AD and many alumni are pushing for a 40,000 seat on-campus stadium, and it may be built.  However, Tulane will never be a competitor in bit-time football.  Coaches are not the reason.  Tulane was very competitive in the old SEC, but threw that away.  They will never get it back.




Since: Jul 17, 2008
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:08 am
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Well Its Tulane, what do you really think they will do?



Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 11:01 am
 

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.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:43 am
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Tulane has nothing in common with Mike Leach lol.  The last thing Tulane needs is a coach who has admitted that academics don't mean squat to him and who locks concussed kids in equipment closets.  Leach would be a better fit at Miami or Ohio State, where academics don't matter.



Since: Mar 20, 2007
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:37 am
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Tulane is always tough on coaches with its strict adademic policy.  Unlike Stanford, Notre Dame, or Duke, Tulane doesn't have different admissions requirements for athletes, which makes it even harder to recruit.  One one hand its great knowing that your school is easily the best academically of all schools that play football, but on the other hand it gets tough to beat the big guys.  Katzenmoyer couldn't even read when he left Ohio State for example, but he could play football.


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Since: Oct 18, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:37 am
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Since: Sep 12, 2011
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:29 am
 

Next Coach

Hire the Pirate, Mike Leach. Make a splash and get competitive!


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