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Tulane eyeing Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez?

Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:33 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2011 12:33 pm
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Posted by Tom Fornelli

Tulane head coach Bob Toledo resigned a couple of weeks ago, and the school named Mark Hutson as its interim head coach, but it sounds like Tulane has some big plans for finding a permanent successor. The Green Wave are looking to make a splash as two of the names that have come up as candidates for the job are none other than Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez.

According to Scott Kushner, Rodriguez is one of the top candidates for the job and Leach is expected to meet with the school to discuss the job in the next two weeks as well.

As for what the odds are that Tulane could land either candidate, I'm not exactly sure. Rodriguez did spend two seasons at Tulane as offensive coordinator in 1997 and 1998 before moving on to take the same position at Clemson. Would Rodriguez, who currently serves as an analyst for CBS Sports, want to take a head coaching job at a school in Conference USA that's only won 86 games in the last 20 years after having such high profile gigs at West Virginia and Michigan?

As for Leach, I think he'd be more likely to accept the job. It's well known that he'd like to get back into coaching and with his current lawsuit against Texas Tech, it's hard to believe a big school would be willing to bring him on board right now. Tulane, on the other hand, might be a perfect fit.

It could be a perfect place for Leach to showcase his abilities to build a program and possibly use it as a springboard to a bigger job elsewhere.

Personally I don't like Tulane's odds to land either Rodriguez or Leach, but I've been wrong plenty of times before.
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Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 5:28 pm
 

Tulane eyeing Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez?

Leaving WVU for Michigan was a no brainer but RR found that out the hard way that the B1G is NOT the Big East!!!!



??? Hardly,  why would a guy leave a place where he is an idol, making 2 mil a year, on his way to being mentioned with Woody and Bear as a program builder, to go to a coaching dead end, making half a mil more, where he will be mentioned with Gary Moeller.   You claim the B11 is so strong, why did scUM lose to MAC teams, Utah, ND,   The guy did great things with the offense but insisted on running a defense that takes a special coach to run.  IF Casteel had been the POS that Fraud and MaGee are, they would have owned the B11.



Since: Dec 30, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 3:05 pm
 

Tulane eyeing Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez?

Leaving WVU for Michigan was a no brainer but RR found that out the hard way that the B1G is NOT the Big East!!!!



Since: Oct 16, 2011
Posted on: October 31, 2011 1:46 pm
 

Tulane eyeing Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez?

Leach would do well at Tulane



Since: Oct 5, 2006
Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:59 pm
 

Tulane eyeing Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez?

Both men are tarnished, and both want to coach again.  I don't think that any big time school is going to hire either one without their paying some retribution.  They will HAVE to start out at a lower tier school and work their way back up.  Fraud had "his dream job" but went nuts after the loss to sPitt.  I wonder if some coaches staying where they are can be atributed to his stupid move to scUM??


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