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Posted on: October 31, 2011 12:33 pm
Edited on: October 31, 2011 12:33 pm
 

Tulane eyeing Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez?

Posted by Tom Fornelli

Tulane head coach Bob Toledo resigned a couple of weeks ago, and the school named Mark Hutson as its interim head coach, but it sounds like Tulane has some big plans for finding a permanent successor. The Green Wave are looking to make a splash as two of the names that have come up as candidates for the job are none other than Mike Leach and Rich Rodriguez.

According to Scott Kushner, Rodriguez is one of the top candidates for the job and Leach is expected to meet with the school to discuss the job in the next two weeks as well.

As for what the odds are that Tulane could land either candidate, I'm not exactly sure. Rodriguez did spend two seasons at Tulane as offensive coordinator in 1997 and 1998 before moving on to take the same position at Clemson. Would Rodriguez, who currently serves as an analyst for CBS Sports, want to take a head coaching job at a school in Conference USA that's only won 86 games in the last 20 years after having such high profile gigs at West Virginia and Michigan?

As for Leach, I think he'd be more likely to accept the job. It's well known that he'd like to get back into coaching and with his current lawsuit against Texas Tech, it's hard to believe a big school would be willing to bring him on board right now. Tulane, on the other hand, might be a perfect fit.

It could be a perfect place for Leach to showcase his abilities to build a program and possibly use it as a springboard to a bigger job elsewhere.

Personally I don't like Tulane's odds to land either Rodriguez or Leach, but I've been wrong plenty of times before.
Posted on: October 18, 2011 10:08 am
 

Report: Bob Toledo out at Tulane

Posted by Chip Patterson

Just days after Tulane's 44-7 home loss at the hands of UTEP the school will announce the firing of head coach Bob Toledo, according to SportsNola.com.

The Green Wave were off to a 2-5 start in Toledo's fifth season at the helm, with wins only against winless UAB and Southeastern Louisiana. Offensive line coach Mark Hutson is expected to be named the interim head coach for the remainder of the season. The school has called a press conference for 10:30 a.m. locally in New Orleans to make the news official. Toledo holds his weekly meeting with the media on Tuesday, but an hour later.

In five season with the Green Wave Toledo failed to win more than four games, finishing with a 15-40 overall record. Toledo, 65, is best known in the head coaching ranks for his seven season stint at UCLA where he led the Bruins to two Pac-10 championships in 1997 and 1998.

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