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- This is primarily a Tulane football blog, although I do occasionally comment on all matters Tulane that may or may not be any of my business. I love following Tulane Greenwave football, zing-zang Bloody Marys, hostessing cute tailgating parties, and life in New Orleans. It's fabulous. oh and I adore Mr. Hullabaloo. PS This blog is not affiliated in any way "officially" with Tulane University or Tulane Athletics. It is purely the crazy antics and obsessions of Mr. and Mrs. Hullabaloo who love them some greenwave (I say tee-ay (!) y'all).
Sunday, October 31, 2010
At tailgate on Saturday a Hullabaloo Huddle fan came up and introduced themselves! (omg peeps actually read this?!) I was just so flattered, that I have plum gone completely off the deep end. It's gone totally to my head.
Mrs. Hullabaloo presents to you today, my very first attempt at a serious X's and O's edition. Yes! Very exciting!
I must preface this post by saying I ain't saying nothing about nobody. I am Just Sayin'.
To be very honest, I want to somehow meet Momma Bobby T and soak up her methods for raising a gentleman. That's a best selling book right there. Because Coach Bobby T has never been anything but a gentleman to us Greenie Dats and his manners are just impeccable in public. and Mrs. Bobby T, well, I just adore her and want to be her when I grow up. Or at least have her hair.
So there were some episodes when he done lost his mind and blamed the fans or the players, but overall in public Coach Bobby T handled himself with dignity. and I appreciate that in this day and age of foolishness.
At the end of the day, we want an amicable parting. Thank you for finding us such talented players, your granddaughter has an amazing singing talent, but our contract has now come to its end and so please leave us Jason Rollins. Go have fun fishing.
Right now there are some members of the Greenie Dat nation who are letting their passion get ahead of themselves and taking to showering some unseemly and vulgar name calling upon Coach and Doddmentum TM, which has not been funny and will come to be regretable. We at Tulane are better than that. This is not Cooter University. Coaching at Tulane post-K, post-Scelfo and post-review was literally the job from hell. So I just can't bring myself to kick Coach T in the behind on his way out the door given the pitifulness we struggle with daily. I mean if it's not Gibson Hall, it's no practice facility. If it's not academic programs, it's no pre-game hotels and busing 7 hours to games. We hand the poor man a bunch of hot garbage and then demand perfection. Every other coach would have been seen running screaming out da Wilson Center by now. So There. I said my piece.
So now for the fun part of my post: My Dream List of Coaches! Exciting, yes?!
Mike Leach - word. ....No discussion necessary. (Shotgun! I volunteer Princess Scott Cody for closet duty!!!!) Well, the downer is the salary requirement. $1.7mil. ouch. I can't wait to read the immature vitriol-laced debates about campus stadium fundraising v. head coach salary. Grab a seat and some truffle parmesan popcorn for that.
Andy Talley - Head Coach at Villanova. Northeast credentials are solid, so will fit in with our alumni base. Winning record everywhere he's coached, he has a long record as a head coach and he leads a championship-caliber spread offense squad at Villanova.
Mark Helfrich - Brightest, young offensive mind in the country. (<-- According to Mrs. Hullabaloo). Think Rich Rodriguez circa 1996, but with QB coaching credentials. No head coaching experience which is a huge unknown and will probably scare Rick Dickson. Also, while he may be used to some level of dreary humidity, he might wilt and die in our heat. None of his coaching experience has been in the nitty gritty south. and I also don't know a thing about his recruiting experience or abilities.
Neal Brown - talk about young. But Josh McDaniels, anyone? Also, he went to Texas Tech via Troy, so he knows the nitty gritty south and will have an aggressive style against our nemesis the Houston Cooters and the Corneaters of Tulsa. Also has northeast credentials with a degree from Umass and some coaching stints at 2A schools up that way. .....Be Agressive, Be, Be Agressive!
Brian Jenkins - Currently a Head Coach, former offense coach (WR) at Rutgers, special teams (!) coaching with the Ragin Cajuns and handled recruiting duties in past posts. Has experience playing CUSA teams. The downer will be the concessions that Scott Cowen will have to swallow in the academics department. That's just my unscientific opinion being thrown out there about the academics thing.
KC Keeler - Kurt Charles "wears his sunglasses at night" and is a minor celebrity in Delaware. Northeast credentials. But I promise we can beat $300g's a year salary. easy peasy. Except for that 10 year contract extension thingie he just signed. Oh well, dare to dream. And he has no experience coaching or recruiting in the nitty gritty south.
Chris Ault - Yes, he's old and in the HOF. But his salary is reasonable, he's been successful with his pistol twist on the spread, and he has the long tenured experience that would make Rick Dickson and Scottie just KVELL at the idea of landing him. Think Lou Holtz. Except that Chris Ault also has some experience as AD which might make Rick Dickson look over his shoulder. Not that he isn't already with Rick Jones...(What!!? Who said that!!? That was so gossipy Mrs. Hullabaloo!!!)
....Whatcha think? Not bad arm chair discussion for a Tailgatress, huh?