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2008 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Football Preview

2008 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes season preview from Maddux Sports. Below you can find our official Tulsa Golden Hurricanes football preview as well as the 2008 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Football Schedule. Get Free football predictions against the sportsbooks college football betting line.

Coach: Todd Graham (2nd year at Tulsa)
Team Name: Golden Hurricanes
2007 Overall Record: 10-4
Returning Starters: 14

The Tulsa Golden Hurricane (10-4, 6-2) tied for first in the C-USA West Division. They lost the conference title to Central Florida University 25-44. In the post-season, the Hurricane went to the GMAC Bowl where they humiliated Bowling Green 63-7. This season once again, Tulsa looks to be a solid contender for the Western Division crown.

Senior David Johnson will replace record-breaking quarterback Paul Smith. It’s expected that although he may not pass for outlandish numbers of yards, he will do fine, especially because there are so many skilled players around him. The running squad is impressive. Last season, senior RB Tarrion Adams ran for 1,225 yards and eight touchdowns and Jamal Williams gained 458 yards. Full back Charles Clay, who caught 69 passes for 1,024 yards and seven scores, rushed for 304 yards. As a freshman, wideout Trae Johnson (70 REC, 1,088 YDS, 13 TDs) led the team in catches. The line is well seasoned.

In 2007, the defense was ranked 108th in total yards and 100th in points allowed. They were 108th versus the pass and 90th against the rush. The good news is that there’s talent back on the frontline, but they’ll need to step-up and play better. There’s not much more good news on “D.” Some of the best linebackers from last season have graduated. This unit is suspect. The secondary is also a concern.

Tulsa plays two swing games in a row. They are late in the season, allowing plenty of time for the team to gel. Both are away with the Golden Hurricane traveling to Arkansas on November 1 and to Houston on November 15. If they can win both of those, this team could end the regular season undefeated.

Tulsa looks to have a lights out offense but a questionable defense. They will definitely put points on the board, and they will have to because opponents will put points up against them. For coach Todd Smith (10-4 in one year), it was a fine first season as the Golden Hurricane tied the school record for most wins in a season with 10. The question for this season is has Smith done enough to bolster the defense?

Tulsa Golden Hurricanes Football Schedule

Date
Opponent
Home/Away
Aug 30
UAB
Away
Sep 6
North Texas
Away
Sep 20
New Mexico
Home
Sep 27
Central Arkansas
Home
Oct 4
Rice
Home
Oct 11
SMU
Away
Oct 18
UTEP
Home
Oct 26
UCF
Home
Nov 1
Arkansas
Away
Nov 15
Houston
Away
Nov 22
Tulane
Home
Nov 29
Marshall
Away

 

For more info on the 2008 Tulsa Golden Hurricanes football program, view the Golden Hurricanes website or read up on the rest of the non BCS ncaa football teams below.

 

2008 Non BCS Football Team Previews

Here is where we list some other teams from non bcs conferences. Each link gives our individual team preview for the college. Coverage includes teams from the WAC, Mountain West, Conference USA, & Independents. For all BCS teams visit our 2008 college football preview page.

Is this the year a Mountain West team like Utah, TCU, or BYU are BCS busters? Or is a WAC school like Boise State or Pat Hill's Bulldogs going to steal a spot from a major conference. For a more broad look at these teams view the Non BCS Conference Teams Preview page of Maddux Sports.


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