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Season 2 Previews

Discussion in 'The Flashback' started by hornfaninbama, Nov 7, 2013.

  1. hornfaninbama

    hornfaninbama GT: BulgyTexas

    Oct 21, 2009

    Lafayette, LA- After the first undefeated season in ULL history, and a win over traditional power Oklahoma in the Fiesta Bowl, expectations are high for the Ragin Cajuns this year. ULL starts the season ranked just outside the Top 25, and returns many of their stars from last seasons squad. Coach Jenkins is excited about this group of players and expects them to lead the Ragin Cajuns to another excellent season.

    At QB Terrance Broadway is back for his senior season. Broadway threw for 2500 yards and rushed for 1000 more last season, and he is hoping to build on his success. Brooks Haack improved under the tutelage of new offensive coordinator Paul Petrino, so depth at QB has greatly improved this season.

    The top 2 RB for last season come back this year, Alonzo Harris topped 1500 yards and scored 17 TD's, and the 3rd 1000 yard rusher for ULL Effrem Reed returns as well. Torrey Pierce is hoping to get a few more carries this season too. He looked like the most explosive back on the roster in last season's Fiesta Bowl. ULL hopes to pass the ball a little more this season, but look for both of the top backs to close in on 1000 yards with Harris exceeding last season's total.

    The WR will look vastly different from last seasons corp. The top 4 WR are all big, with the smallest wideout being #1 WR James Butler at 6'2" 205. The other 3 are all 6'3" or better. There's a little more speed with redshirt freshman Scott Austin making his debut this season. And since everyone wants a short quick white guy at WR ULL has 5'7" Adam Savoie in the #5 slot.

    On the OL 4 of the 5 starters from last season return, Jarad Martin is the unquestioned leader of the group, and along with Daniel Quave and Terry Johnson headline a very solid (for the Sun Belt) offensive line. Last season the Cajuns totaled more than 6500 yards of offense, and the OL was a major reason. They should be better this season.

    Following the theme the defense should be even better than last season. ULL led the country in rushing yards allowed, and finished in the Top 40 overall, last season the strength of the defense was the LB, but this season it looks to be the DL. Redshirt senior Christian Slager is a bit undersized, at 6' 222 pounds, but he should be a very effective speed rusher this season. In the middle of the DL is 2nd team All-American Christian Ringo, and 6'3" 332 pound Justin Hamilton. The front 4 should be a challenge for every team they face, and should create some havoc.

    The key word at LB is speed. Jake Molbert (87) Tyren Alexander (84) and Boris Anyama (82) will be able to run with any TE or RB in the Sun Belt. Molbert has a chance to make the NFL draft with a good season it'll be interesting to see how he does.

    The defensive backfield will be solid if unspectacular, but their experience should help them be a difference maker in most ball games. The Cajuns will start 2 juniors and 2 seniors in the back 4.
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  2. matthew34brown

    matthew34brown Walk On

    Jul 23, 2013

    2014 Tulane Green Wave Season Preview

    Senior RB #28 Rob Kelly ​
    New Orleans, LA - The Tulane Green Wave are back with a seasoned roster and high hopes for the 2014 season. Coach Brown and his team are ready to start where they left off and keep on rolling. Tulane returns many players in key positions this year.

    On offense - The Green wave have 3 players at the QB position that are all capable of leading this team to victory, but one has earned the right to take the field first, and that is sophomore QB #1 Devin Powell who played a lot of minutes last year and really shared the starting role with teammate senior QB #11 Nick Montana. Powell has improved him passing attack and will try to pass first before running this year. The Green wave also picked up Juco Jr. QB #10 Michael Lewis who will see some good minutes this year is Powell goes down or if the Green wave are up big.
    The Running back core for the Green Wave looks to reload instead of rebuilding as Senior RB #28 Rob Kelly will see the bulk of 2014's carries and will be backed up by the other veteran RB #24 Dante Butler who has speed and will see time as well for the Wave.
    The receiving core has a mix of talent and experience but will be lead by Senior WR #82 Xavier Rush who played well last year but was living in the shadows of the graduating WR's from last year. The offensive line for the wave bring back experience and a freshman center Sean Bishop who will start and really lead the line, it is a big role but he has shown in spring practice that he has the drive to do so.

    The defense - Tulane has really grown the past year and mainly on defense as they feature Senior Andre Robinson at RE and True freshman Carlos Wright who will start this year along side two great DT in Jr. Derek Baker and Jr. Royce Lefrance who are great at what they do and complete the D-line. At linebacker we have real talent featuring the leader of the pack Senior LB #45 Matthew Bailey, All American sophomore MLB #7 Edward Williams who has shown the most improvment and was the Waves second leading tackler last season, and true freshman LB #16 Travis Workman who has great size and speed to add to the defense.
    corner back we have have two great athletes one who is seasoned at the position Jr. CB #14 Jordan Batiste and will provide as a mentor to the other true freshman starter at CB being #9 Tony Medlock who was highly touted coming out of high school.
    At the free safety position we have the best athlete on our team and our team captain, All American Jr. FS #2 Darion Monroe who lead the Wave in tackles last season and was an all Conference FS last year as well, Monroe will be the go to guy for the defense this season. Also we have Sam Scofield who will be our starting SS this year, being a senior he has a lot of experience and will be able to help out a lot of our younger guys step into their roles this season. Lastly we are happy to have Johnathan Ransom at K this year as a freshman he will start and he should develop nicely for the wave.

    Statement from the head coach: (Matt Brown) "We have brought in some good talent this
    off season some freshman and some from Juco's, I think that with the returning talent that we have along with the new additions our team has taken that step forward in the right direction to compete in this league and for the C-USA title. Im excited to work with this group and make a strong run this year."

    Statement from the team captain: (Darion Monroe) "I cant wait to take the field this season, we have really built a team that knows the game and wants to win, I will do my best to lead and carry this team."

    Tulane football is back according to local fans, the Green Wave have the coach and have the support of
    their fans to make this season a great one once again.

    Ticket sales will begin the last monday in July!
    See you there Wave Nation!!!!!!
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