2015 Record: 3-9
2016 Las Vegas Season Win Total: 3.5*
2016 Season Win Total Picks NCAA Football: 'Under'
Man, Willie Fritz has a lot of work to do.
Fritz was able to field an exceedingly competitive team at Georgia Southern the past two seasons while helping usher the Eagles program into the FCS. But Fritz was building on what Jeff Monken had built at Georgia Southern, with both coaches utilizing the triple-option offense.
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Fritz will be building an option team at Tulane from the ground up. And while I believe that he will be able to pull it off in New Orleans if given enough time, there's no doubt that the Green Wave are going to have a brutal adjustment period.
Any change has to be welcome at Tulane. They've won three or fewer games in six of the past eight years and have had just two winning seasons in this young century. The Wave hasn't even been a good "bad" team over the past decade; If you kick out their fluke 2013 campaign, the Green Wave has gone just 44-63 against the spread (41 percent) over the past 10 years.
Tulane has a lot of experience on the defensive side. Nico Marley is a four-year starter and one of the most underrated college linebackers in the country. Four other three-year starters surround him, and this stop unit will benefit greatly if the offense can control the ball, and the clock, better than the previous year's offense.
Tulane has a really easy schedule. Their toughest opponent the first two months is Wake Forest. They have winnable games against Lafayette, UMass and Central Florida, three teams that went 7-29 straight up last season, as well as a game against Southern. But if they don't have four wins by mid-October, they aren't going to get there. I wouldn't touch this number, but if I had to I would play 'under' as I don't think these guys are better than last year's team given the significant system changes this program is undergoing.
2016 Tulane Green Wave Schedule
DATE OPPONENT TIME (ET) Location
Thu, Sep 1st, 2016 at Wake Forest07:00 PM BB&T Field
Sat, Sep 10th, 2016 Southern U 08:00 PM Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
Sat, Sep 17th, 2016 Navy 07:00 PM Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
Sat, Sep 24th, 2016 Lafayette 01:00 PM Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
Sat, Oct 1st, 2016 at UMass 12:00 PM Warren P. McGuirk Alumni Stadi
Fri, Oct 7th, 2016 at UCF 08:00 PM Bright House Networks Stadium
Fri, Oct 14th, 2016 Memphis 08:00 PM Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
Sat, Oct 22nd, 2016 at Tulsa 01:00 PM Skelly Field at H.A. Chapman
Sat, Oct 29th, 2016 SMU 01:00 PM Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
Sat, Nov 12th, 2016 at Houston 01:00 PM TDECU Stadium
Sat, Nov 19th, 2016 Temple 01:00 PM Benson Field at Yulman Stadium
Sat, Nov 26th, 2016 at Connecticut 12:00 PM Pratt & Whitney Stadium
All Times EST
*Season Win Total Odds from South Point Sportsbook.
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