TU coping with success

Tuesday, October 7th 2003, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Steve Kragthorpe has given his players a message that few recent Tulsa coaches have had to give -- how to cope with success.

After winning just two games in 2001 and 2002, the Golden Hurricane have won three straight, including a 27-to-16 comeback win Saturday over Hawaii, the preseason conference favorite.

The first-year coach says the team's recent success makes it hard to sneak up on anybody anymore.

That includes Boise State, the defending Western Athletic Conference champion and Tulsa's next opponent.

Tulsa visits the Broncos on Saturday night.

Tulsa is 3-and-2 overall, and 1-and-0 in the WAC.