The Louisiana Monroe Warhawks kicked of their annual Athletic Foundation Dinner in Fant Ewing…
ULM Quarterback Club: Tulsa Scouting Report
The ULM Quarterback Club held its first meeting of the season Wednesday afternoon on the bayou. Here are some of Coach Weatherbie's topics of discussion from yesterday as he gives the Tulsa scouting report. Kendall Mouton and Calvin Dawson also spoke to the crowd.
"Paul Smith comes from a great football background, he has been around football his entire life. He is a very intelligent player and is one of those guys that is an on the field coach. Paul is a quarterback that we are going to have to contain if we are going to be successful against Tulsa."
Tulsa has a brand new offensive scheme this year. Coach Malzahn and Tulsa will be running a no huddle offense. They will speed up the game, then they will slow it down, then speed it right back up, but they will never huddle. Tulsa lost their starting tailback but I think the backup is just as good(Tarrion Adams)."
"Tulsa is going to try and run the football just like us. If we can be successful running the football than we can do whatever we want to. As a defense we have got to stop the run. Offensively we need to control the football and the clock."
"Defensively we expect Tulsa to do a lot of things that Rice did last year when Coach Graham was the head coach there. Tulsa has co-defensive coordinators and they like to set up in a 3 man defensive front and three linebackers stacked." (3-3-5 formation)
"Tulsa will keep six in the box as much as they can because they want to stop the run with those backers. Tulsa is very aggressive on defense, that is their style. The strength of Tulsa is their Linebackers."
Coach Dameron on Tulsa Offense
"Tulsa will run from a wide variety of formations. For the most part they are going to be in what we call twenty-one personnel. That is 2 running backs, a tight end, and two receivers. Sometimes they will go with a three wide out set with two backs and motion one of the backs out to form a 4 wide receiver set. Paul Smith will be in the shotgun about 90% of the time. Very rarely will you see him go under center."
Weatherbie on his players
Offensively at WR Nate Brown will be backing up Darrell McNeil. Nate came to us as a running back/defensive back but has done a real good job as receiver. We have a true freshman backing up at Linebacker. Ken Dorsey from Homewood, Al weighs about 250 and will knock your socks off. If he get's a hold of you you're not going anywhere. As Coach Manny would say, "He goes after you like your something good to eat".
"We are just excited about the opportunity to play somebody. Emotions die off, but intensity you keep with you. We want to have great focus and intensity because those kinds of things you can keep for three hours."
Fans can catch the ULM Warhawks walk through the grove between 3:15 and 3:45 Thursday afternoon. The team will be out on the field at 5:00PM for pre game warm ups.