Projected 2017 record and S&P+ ranking: 6-6 (77th)
Biggest strength: The offense will feature D’Angelo Brewer behind maybe the AAC’s best line. And Montgomery tends to maximize matchup advantages.
Biggest question mark: Do the Golden Hurricane have a quarterback?
Biggest 2017 game: Navy visits on September 29 in a game that will answer all sorts of questions about Tulsa’s defensive upside, its offensive stability, and its status as AAC contender.
Summary: Montgomery didn’t need much time to bring success back to Tulsa, and if his offense avoids too much of a drop-off (a mighty “if”), his Golden Hurricane could again threaten 10-plus wins.