New Orleans, La. - Times are changing on the Tulane campus Uptown with talk of failures in the football program is long gone.
Curtis Johnson has only been the head coach since 2012, but the bowl talk has arrived after the wave beat Tulsa this past Saturday "Like I told them this morning, now they've got even more girlfriends than last week, they've got more family members, they've got more everything. The pastor's calling them, the coaches from high school from all over the country, everywhere that they've been, everybody's calling them. So the concentration level's gotta be right on, and we gotta continue to keep our single-minded focus. We haven't achieved our goals yet."
Winning and getting noticed around campus is all new to the players but CJ's morning message is already taking hold with his squad, according to senior running back Orleans Darkwa "It's been so long for this program to actually have that type of conversation. So being able to be bowl-eligible right now is a great feeling, but at the same time as a group we know we're not done yet. So we just gotta continue to practice even harder because we got a target on our back now."
The Wave will be going "bowling" this year, they're just not ready to say where just yet according to Johnson "I'd love to go to the New Orleans Bowl, or any other bowl. It's just that what we want to do right now is we just gotta concentrate on what we're doing right now and then we just want to play and win as many games as we can. Hopefully we win them all, and then whatever bowl would accept us, we'll go to that bowl. We win them all, we go to the New Orleans Bowl, that'd be fine."
Even though Florida Atlantic's record is 2-6 and the Wave's is 6-2, Vegas installed Tulane as a four point underdog.
Sign up for emails from FOX 8 Live
Get news and forecasts from FOX 8 delivered to your inbox by signing up for the lists below.
Friday, April 18 2014 5:56 PM EDT2014-04-18 21:56:17 GMT
The search continues for a man accused of killing his wife and son early Thursday morning. Ronald Green Sr., 44, of Gonzales, is wanted on two counts of first-degree murder in the shooting deaths of Dewonamore>>
Investigators still have many questions as they continue to search for a man they believe killed his estranged wife and son early Thursday morning.more>>
Thursday, April 17 2014 11:56 AM EDT2014-04-17 15:56:09 GMT
Good morning! Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon. A deadly new virus, spread by mosquitoes enters the western hemisphere, and experts say there'smore>>
Agnes DeRouen in the KPLC 7 Newsroom with a look at what we're working on for 7News@Noon.more>>
Friday, April 18 2014 7:11 PM EDT2014-04-18 23:11:39 GMT
Rescuers scrambled to find hundreds of ferry passengers still missing Friday and feared dead, as fresh questions emerged about whether quicker action by the captain of the doomed ship could have saved lives.more>>
The captain of a sunken South Korean ferry was arrested Saturday on suspicion of negligence and abandoning people in need, as investigators looked into whether his evacuation order came too late to save lives. Two crew...more>>
Thursday, April 17 2014 4:43 PM EDT2014-04-17 20:43:50 GMT
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning.more>>
Officials with the VA Medical Center in downtown Charleston say a North Charleston man who was initially federally charged with a $525 fine for an $.89 drink refill will instead be given a warning. more>>
Fox 8 WVUE-TV
Louisiana Media Company, LLC.
1025 S. Jefferson Davis Parkway
New Orleans, LA 70125