Following Kansas athletic director Sheahon Zenger’s dismissal yesterday, which solicited a statement on the job security of head coach David Beaty in the school’s official release, more than a few folks were floating the name Willie Fritz if the new Jayhawk AD decided to take things in a different direction upon coming on board.
Our own Zach Barnett was one of many to float the opinion.
If the new AD chooses to move on from David Beaty, Kansas's next search should begin and end with Willie Fritz.
— Zach Barnett (@zach_barnett) May 21, 2018
So it surely was no coincidence that today Tulane announced a contract extension for Fritz keeping him with the Green Wave through 2024.
Tulane announces that they've extended head football coach Willie Fritz's contract through 2023.
They've been moving in the right direction since he stepped foot on campus. Should be obvious that the future is bright with him.
— Chris Hagan (@ChrisHaganTV) May 22, 2018
Fritz left Georgia Southern after two successful seasons where they went 9-3 and 8-4 for the rebuilding job at Tulane. In two seasons leading the Green Wave Fritz has gone 4-8 and then 5-7.
Beyond the on-field product, which is greatly improved by all accounts, Fritz has re-energized the program, has done a great job with branding Tulane football nationally, and has folks outside the Tulane footprint excited and talking about Green Wave football for the first time in a long while. There’s certainly a new buzz around the program where people are excited about the future again.
Stay tuned to The Scoop for the latest as details emerge.