2015 Tulane Green Wave football team

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2015 Tulane Green Wave football
Tulane Green Wave wordmark.png
ConferenceAmerican Athletic Conference
2015 record3–9 (1–7 The American)
Head coachCurtis Johnson (4th season)
Offensive coordinatorEric Price
Co-defensive coordinatorLionel Washington
Co-defensive coordinatorJason Rollins
Home stadiumYulman Stadium
(Capacity: 30,000)
Seasons
← 2014
2016 →
2015 American Athletic Conference football standings
Conf     Overall
Team   W   L         W   L  
East Division
Temple x   7 1         10 4  
South Florida   6 2         8 5  
Cincinnati   4 4         7 6  
UConn   4 4         6 7  
East Carolina   3 5         5 7  
UCF   0 8         0 12  
West Division
No. 8 Houston xy$   7 1         13 1  
No. 18 Navy x   7 1         11 2  
Memphis   5 3         9 4  
Tulsa   3 5         6 7  
Tulane   1 7         3 9  
SMU   1 7         2 10  
Championship: Houston 24, Temple 13
  • $ – Conference champion
  • x – Division champion/co-champions
  • y – Championship game participant
As of December 31, 2015; Rankings from AP Poll

The 2015 Tulane Green Wave football team represented Tulane University in the 2015 NCAA Division I FBS football season. They were led by fourth-year head coach Curtis Johnson and played home games at Yulman Stadium. They were members of the Western Division of the American Athletic Conference. They finished the season 3–9, 1–7 in American Athletic play to finish in a tie for fifth place.

On November 28, head coach Curtis Johnson was fired.[1] He finished at Tulane with a four year record of 15–34.

Before the season[edit]

Recruits[edit]

Award watch lists[edit]

Chris Taylor

Parry Nickerson

Royce LaFrance

  • Lombardi Award[3]

Nico Marley

  • Lombardi Award[5]

Roster[edit]

2015 Tulane Green Wave football team roster
Players Coaches
Offense
Pos. # Name Class
QB 1 Devin Powell Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 3 Sherman Badie Redshirt.svg So
QB 7 Dylan Richman So
WR 8 Devon Breaux Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 9 Teddy Veal So
WR 10 Fletcher Barnes So
QB 12 Tanner Lee Redshirt.svg So
WR 13 David Dubriel So
QB 14 Glen Cuiellette Redshirt.svg Fr
QB 16 Jordy Joseph Redshirt.svg Sr
WR 19 Terren Encalade Fr
RB 22 Marshall Wadleigh Jr
RB 25 Josh Rounds Redshirt.svg Jr
RB 26 Dontrell Hilliard So
RB 33 Lazedrick Thompson Redshirt.svg Jr
WR 38 Frank Thomas So
WR 44 Alec Macias Sr
RB 46 Sergio Medina Jr
C 50 Brandon Godfrey Redshirt.svg So
C 51 Junior Diaz Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 61 Colton Hanson Redshirt.svg Jr
OG 66 Nathan Shienle Redshirt.svg Jr
OG 67 Bob Bradley Sr
OT 68 Arturo Uzdavinis Redshirt.svg Sr
OL 69 Anthony Taylor So
OG 71 Jason Stewart Redshirt.svg So
OT 72 John Leglue Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 73 Alex Paul Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 74 Devon Johnson Redshirt.svg Fr
OG 75 Chris Taylor Jr
OT 78 Todd Jacquet Redshirt.svg Jr
OT 79 Kenneth Santa Marina Redshirt.svg So
TE 81 Sydie London Sr
TE 83 Trey Scott Fr
TE 84 Charles Jones So
WR 85 Larry Dace Sr
RB 86 Leondre James So
TE 89 Kendall Ardoin Redshirt.svg Fr
RB Nigel Anderson Fr
OL Leeward Brown Fr
RB Devin Glenn Fr
WR Andrew Hicks Fr
OL Keyshawn McLeod Fr
OT Keeyon Smart Fr
WR Darius Williams Fr
Defense
Pos. # Name Class
S 2 Darion Monroe Sr
LB 7 Edward Williams Jr
S 10 Leonard Davis Jr
S 13 William Townsend Redshirt.svg So
CB 17 Parry Nickerson Redshirt.svg So
LB 20 Nico Marley Jr
CB 21 Donnie Lewis Redshirt.svg Fr
CB 23 Richard Allen Jr
S 27 Richard Carthon Sr
S 30 Tristan Cooper Redshirt.svg So
CB 32 Stephon Lofton Redshirt.svg Fr
DB 34 Jarrod Franklin Redshirt.svg So
S 35 Sam Scofield Sr
LB 37 Rene Fleury So
CB 39 Sam Hurley So
LB 40 Zachery Harris So
DE 44 Luke Jackson Redshirt.svg So
S 47 Carlton Williams Redshirt.svg Fr
DE 48 Royce LaFrance Sr
LB 52 Eric Thomas Jr
DE 54 Quinlan Carroll Redshirt.svg So
LB 55 Eric Bowie Redshirt.svg Fr
LB 56 Rae Juan Marbley So
DE 57 Peter Woullard Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 65 Braynon Edwards Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 77 Tanzel Smart Jr
DE 87 Ade Aruna Redshirt.svg So
LB 90 Robert Kennedy Redshirt.svg Fr
DT 91 Eldrick Washington Jr
DE 92 Daren Williams So
DT 93 Kenny Welcome Redshirt.svg Sr
DT 94 Sean Wilson So
DT 95 Paul Staudinger So
DE 97 Trey Cammisa So
DT 98 Eric Bell Redshirt.svg So
DT 99 Calvin Thomas Redshirt.svg Jr
S Darius Black Fr
S Eugene Malik Fr
CB Jeremie Francis Fr
CB Douglas Henry Fr
CB Taris Shenall Fr
CB Dedrick Shy Fr
S Roderic Teamer Fr
DT John Washington Fr
DT Brian Webb Fr
Special teams
Pos. # Name Class
K 28 Andrew DiRocco So
P 31 Peter Picerelli Sr
K 36 Trevor Simms Redshirt.svg Sr
K 59 Brandon Purcell Jr
P, K 62 Steven Broccoli Sr
P, K 63 Casey Spinelli Jr
P, K 69 Aaron Root So
A 86 Leondre James Fr
P, K 95 Logan Hilton Sr
DS 97 Michael Lizanich Jr
DS 98 Aaron Golub So
P, K Zachary Block Fr
Head coach
Coordinators/assistant coaches
  • Eric Price – Offensive Coordinator
  • Lionel WashingtonCo-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Jason Rollins – Co-Defensive Coordinator/Secondary
  • Kwahn Drake - Defensive Line
  • David Johnson – Tight Ends/Running Backs
  • Doug Lichtenberger – Linebackers/Special Teams Coordinator
  • John McDonell – Offensive Line
  • Aaron Price – Quarterbacks
  • Carter Sheridan – Wide Receivers
  • Kenny Bourgeois – Graduate Assistant, Defense
  • Chad Jenkins – Graduate Assistant, Defense
  • Trey Johnson – Graduate Assistant, Offense
  • Matt Jones – Graduate Assistant, Offense
  • Byron Ellis - Director of Football Operations
  • Detrick Belvin – Director of Player Personnel, Defense
  • Wayne Cordova – Director of Player Personnel, Offense
  • Liz Devlin-Ziegler – Program Manager
  • Bradley Mathews – Graduate Assistant for Recruiting & Operations
  • Lindy Wertz – Director of On-Campus Recruiting
  • Will Woessner – Recruiting Analyst

Legend
  • (C) Team captain
  • (S) Suspended
  • (I) Ineligible
  • Injured Injured
  • Redshirt Redshirt

Roster
Last update: April 15, 2015

Schedule[edit]

DateTimeOpponentSiteTVResultAttendance
September 38:30 pmDuke*CBSSNL 7–3725,470
September 122:30 pmat No. 15 Georgia Tech*ACCNL 10–6550,435
September 197:00 pmMaine*
  • Yulman Stadium
  • New Orleans, LA
ESPN3W 38–721,114
October 311:00 amUCF
  • Yulman Stadium
  • New Orleans, LA
ESPNewsW 45–3120,024
October 1011:00 amat TempleESPNUL 10–4935,179
October 168:00 pmNo. 24 Houston
  • Yulman Stadium
  • New Orleans, LA
ESPNUL 7–4221,522
October 2412:00 pmat NavyCBSSNL 14–3132,033
October 316:00 pmat No. 16 MemphisCBSSNL 13–4130,381
November 73:00 pmUConndagger
  • Yulman Stadium
  • New Orleans, LA
ESPNewsL 3–726,775
November 1411:00 amat Army*CBSSNW 34–3131,217
November 217:00 pmat SMUESPNewsL 21–4914,954
November 277:00 pmTulsa
  • Yulman Stadium
  • New Orleans, LA
ESPNUL 34–4522,672
  • *Non-conference game
  • daggerHomecoming
  • Rankings from AP Poll released prior to the game
  • All times are in Central time

Source [6]

Game summaries[edit]

Duke[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–2 2014 Duke, 47–13
Week 1: Duke Blue Devils at Tulane Green Wave – Game Summary[7]
1 2 34Total
Duke 3 10 32137
Tulane 0 0 077

at Yulman StadiumNew Orleans, Louisiana

Georgia Tech[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–36 2014 Georgia Tech, 38–21
Week 2: Tulane Green Wave at Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets – Game Summary[8]
1 2 34Total
Tulane 0 7 0310
Georgia Tech 7 21 162165

at Bobby Dodd StadiumAtlanta, Georgia

  • Date: September 12, 2015
  • Game time: 3:30 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 50,435
  • TV: ACCN

Maine[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
First Meeting
Week 3: Maine Black Bears at Tulane Green Wave – Game Summary[9]
1 2 34Total
Maine 7 0 007
Tulane 3 21 14038

at Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: September 19, 2015
  • Game time: 7:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 21,114
  • TV: ESPN3

UCF[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–5 2014 UCF, 20–13

In this game, Tulane long snapper Aaron Golub became the first legally blind person to play in an NCAA division I game.[10]

Week 5: UCF Knights at Tulane Green Wave – Game Summary[11]
1 2 34Total
UCF 7 3 02131
Tulane 7 17 14745

at Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: October 3, 2015
  • Game time: 11:00 AM CDT
  • Game attendance: 20,024
  • TV: ESPNews

Temple[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–1 2014 Temple, 10–3
Week 6: Tulane Green Wave at Temple Owls – Game Summary[12]
1 2 34Total
Tulane 3 7 0010
Temple 7 14 21749

at Lincoln Financial FieldPhiladelphia, Pennsylvania

  • Date: October 10, 2015
  • Game time: 12:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 35,179
  • TV: ESPNU

Houston[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
5–14 2014 Tulane, 31–24
Week 7: Houston Cougars at Tulane Green Wave – Game Summary[13]
1 2 34Total
#24 Houston 7 21 14042
Tulane 0 7 007

at Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: October 16, 2015
  • Game time: 8:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 21,522
  • TV: ESPNU

Navy[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–7–1 2005 Navy, 49–21
Week 8: Tulane Green Wave at Navy Midshipmen – Game Summary[14]
1 2 34Total
Tulane 0 7 0714
Navy 7 3 71431

at Navy–Marine Corps Memorial StadiumAnnapolis, Maryland

  • Date: October 24, 2015
  • Game time: 1:00 PM EDT
  • Game attendance: 32,033
  • TV: CBSSN

Memphis[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
11–19 2014 Memphis, 38–7
Week 9: Tulane Green Wave at Memphis Tigers – Game Summary[15]
1 2 34Total
Tulane 6 7 0013
#16 Memphis 0 15 121441

at Liberty Bowl Memorial StadiumMemphis, Tennessee

  • Date: October 31, 2015
  • Game time: 6:00 PM CDT
  • Game attendance: 30,381
  • TV: CBSSN

UConn[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
1–0 2014 Tulane, 12–3
Week 10 (Homecoming): UConn Huskies at Tulane Green Wave – Game Summary[16]
1 2 34Total
UConn 7 0 007
Tulane 0 3 003

at Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 7, 2015
  • Game time: 3:00 PM CST
  • Game weather: Rain
  • Game attendance: 26,775
  • TV: ESPNews

Army[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
9–9–1 2011 Army, 45–6
Week 11: Tulane Green Wave at Army Black Knights – Game Summary[17]
1 2 34Total
Tulane 7 21 0634
Army 7 14 01031

at Michie StadiumWest Point, New York

  • Date: November 14, 2015
  • Game time: 12:00 PM EST
  • Game attendance: 31,217
  • TV: CBSSN

SMU[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
13–8 2012 Tulane, 27–26
Week 12: Tulane Green Wave at SMU Mustangs – Game Summary[18]
1 2 34Total
Tulane 0 7 7721
SMU 14 21 01449

at Gerald J. Ford StadiumDallas, Texas

  • Date: November 21, 2015
  • Game time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 14,954
  • TV: ESPNews

Tulsa[edit]

Overall record Last meeting Result
2–9 2014 Tulsa, 38–31 2OT
Week 13: Tulsa Golden Hurricane at Tulane Green Wave – Game Summary[19]
1 2 34Total
Tulsa 7 7 102145
Tulane 7 17 3734

at Yulman Stadium • New Orleans, Louisiana

  • Date: November 27, 2015
  • Game time: 7:00 PM CST
  • Game attendance: 22,672
  • TV: ESPNU

Led by former walk-on and fifth-year senior Jordy Joseph due to an injury to starting Quarterback Tanner Lee, Tulane led Tulsa by 10 points well into the fourth quarter. Joseph then threw two interceptions, both of which were returned for touchdowns.[20] Following the Green Wave's loss, capping a 3-9 season, head coach Curtis Johnson was fired. His final record in four years with the program was 15-34. In Tulane's press release, Athletic Director Rick Dickson was quoted as saying "...the program has not progressed to the level that we aspire to."[21]

References[edit]

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