Preview 2019: Previewing and looking ahead to the Tulsa Golden Hurricane season with what you need to know.
2018 Record: 3-9 overall, 2-6 in AAC
Head Coach: Philip Montgomery, 5th year, 21-29
5. WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT THE TULSA OFFENSE
– The offense was supposed to work, and didn’t. The passing game was ineffective, the big plays weren’t there, and the O only averaged 378 yards and 24 points per game. However, the running game was terrific at times thanks to the 1-2 punch of Shamari Brooks and Corey Taylor.
– The pass protection has to be stronger and the quarterbacks have to be better. With Luke Skipper returning, it’s between Seth Boomer and Baylor transfer Zach Smith to try getting the attack going. They need time to work, but if the spring game was any indication, Smith and top receiver Keylon Stokes have the upside to make the passing game go.
– G Tyler Bowling is gone from an okay offensive front that needs help at tackle and needs to be far, far better in pass protection. The running game is there – the Golden Hurricane averaged 200 yards per game on the ground – but the quarterbacks weren’t given nearly enough time to work. The O moved the ball, but now the deeper passes have to come.