Tulane hires Georgia Southern's Willie Fritz to be next coach

Georgia Southern's Willie Fritz is the new Tulane coach, CBS Sports has confirmed.

Fritz, 55, just completed his second season with the Eagles, going 17-7 over two years, including a Sun Belt Conference title in 2014. Georgia Southern has led the country in rushing each of the past two seasons.

Even though he uses the run option at Georgia Southern, Fritz is known to be flexible with his offenses.

Fritz led Sam Houston State to back-to-back FCS national title games in 2011-12. Before that, the former Pittsburgh State (Kan.) defensive back spent 13 years at Central Missouri, going to the Division II playoffs once.

Tulane hired Fritz to replace Curtis Johnson, who was let go after four seasons as the Green Wave's coach. Tulane, which has longed for continued success for decades, has only seen one winning season since 2002.

Willie Fritz will become the new Tulane coach.  (USATSI)
Willie Fritz will become the new Tulane coach. (USATSI)
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Dennis Dodd has covered college football for CBS Sports since it was CBS SportsLine in 1998. He is one of only seven media members to attend all 16 BCS title games and has chronicled conference realignment... Full Bio

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