Tulane HC Gives Team Whole Week Off


Head coach Curtis Johnson is leading a fantastic turnaround at Tulane in 2013 by doing things unconventionally.

In the Green Wave’s 36-33, triple OT victory over East Carolina on Saturday, Johnson brought in PK Cairo Santos to kick the game-winning field goal on first down. That was just a prelude for an even more unusual, post-victory move: Giving his team the entire next week off. (Tulane has a bye week before its October 26th home game against Tulsa.)

“I told them that if you won the game, they would get the week off, and all of a sudden, we won,” Johnson told reporters. “I’ve got to stick to my word. I’m a man of my word. So they get a week off. I told them that anything goes, if they miss one class or are late, I’m just going to call them all in and roll them.”

Who are we to argue with Johnson? The Green Wave already has more wins this year than in the previous two seasons combined (four). He’s clearly doing something right.


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