Literally and figurative, Tulane’s offense went down with a thud in the spring football game a year ago.
Year No. 3 under coach Willie Fritz should be different on both counts.
Thanks to better depth, Fritz will allow tackling to the ground in Friday night’s conclusion to spring ball after prohibiting it a year ago. With stronger personnel, the offense figures to score more than the one touchdown it managed in a 65-play “scrimmage” last April.
Here are five things to look for when Tulane caps off spring ball with a real scrimmage (only the quarterbacks will be off-limits to hits) that starts 7:30 p.m. Friday at Yulman Stadium. The Green Wave is getting in front of the downpours expected for the originally scheduled time Saturday morning.