Bob Toldeo is set to enter his fifth season as the Tulane head coach. It’s also the last year on Toledo’s original five-year contract.
Toledo believes, “It’s time to win.”
In his first four seasons at Tulane, Toledo has led the Green Wave to final records of 4-8, 2-10, 3-9, and 4-8. Of course, he did inherit a program in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina.
Co-offensive coordinator / running backs coach Greg Davis Jr. believes Tulane has been smart to give stick with Toledo, pointing to the days when his father, Greg Davis, was dismissed as Tulane head coach after four years.
Greg Davis Jr. explained to the Times-Picayune, “(About the time) when my dad was hired here at Tulane, Frank Beamer was hired at Virginia Tech, Dan McCarney was hired at Iowa State. My dad was let go in year four, the other two were almost fired in year five. But they gave them one more year and all the sudden they sustained it. Now Beamer’s been there 20-something years, Dan McCarney was there 10, 11 years whatever at Iowa State and went on a five-year bowl deal, but they built it the right way. It takes a little time to do it, but Coach Toledo is doing it the right way … so it takes a little time.”
Toledo said, “Now it’s no longer good enough just to be competitive in a lot of peoples’ opinions, including mine. It’s time to win, and I’ll say it. We’ve got to win. It’s time to win, it’s time to get to a bowl game.”
The Green Wave opens with Southeastern Louisiana. A week later, Tulane will host Tulsa in the conference opener. The next three games are on the road against UAB, Duke, and Army.
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