February 8, 2011

TU Football: Team Report

Seven straight wins to end the season, a national ranking and 18 returning starters gave Tulsa fans a lot to feel good about after the team thumped Hawaii for a bowl win. With so many key pieces returning, the clear progression was to be Conference USA champion.

The bump in the road came suddenly when coach Todd Graham resigned, leaving to take the Pitt job, which became vacant twice this offseason after some controversy.

Success in 2011 will hinge greatly on how the Tulsa players adjust to a new coaching staff, headed by Bill Blankenship -- and how Blankenship transitions in his first experience as head coach.

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