Tulane reports that head football coach Curtis Johnson's contract has been extended through the 2020 season. So as I have been looking at existing coaches team's performance, let's continue for the Tulane Green Wave under head football coach Johnson's tenure using the Complex Invasion College Football Production Model.
The Green Wave finished the regular season bowl eligible at 7-5 and playing in the R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl later this month. On the field, Tulane's best game (win over highest ranked opponent using the model linked above) was a 36-33 victory over currently ranked #24 East Carolina, and Tulane's worst game (loss to lowest ranked team) was a 17-52 blowout to currently ranked #72 Syracuse. The Green Wave have played against an "average" strength of schedule to date. They are currently the #66 most productive team in the FBS, with the #98 ranked offense and the #13 ranked defense. As you can see reading below, this is a vastly improved team. Looking to see how the model has them ranked over the next few years.
In head football coach Johnson's first season at Tulane the Green Wave finished the regular season at 2-10. To put it simply, Tulane was a terrible team. The Green Wave were the fourth worst team in all of the FBS, finishing as the #121 ranked team overall, with the #116 ranked offense and the #120 ranked defense. Tulane played against an "average" strength of schedule. The bright spot of the season was a 27-26 victory over #57 ranked SMU and a ten point victory over #106 UAB.