Originally posted on Fox Sports  |  Last updated 8/16/13
After eight consecutive years with four wins or fewer, Tulane is talking turnaround. Eight returning starters on both sides of the ball, a lighter schedule and some key transfers have raised hopes for a rare bowl appearance. The most prominent addition is junior quarterback Nick Montana, the son of NFL Hall of Famer Joe Montana. Montana lost a tight battle for the starting job at Washington in 2011, played at a junior college in 2012 and is the clear front-runner at Tulane. Tulane also brought in 6-foot-4, 334-pound defensive tackle Chris Davenport, who was a premier recruit at LSU in 2009 but never found his niche with the talented Tigers. Second-year coach Curtis Johnson says he'd be disappointed with second-straight losing season. ''As ultra-competitive as I am, I would probably be disappointed with six wins,'' Johnson said. ''We better get more than six. We've added some pieces.'' --- --- Here are five things to watch with Nick Montana leading Tulane this season: 1. MONT...
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