Hurricane coach predicts better season

Saturday, August 17th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Tulsa-AP) -- Tulsa football coach Keith Burns says last year's 1-and-10 season was the worst of his 18-year career.

So he says he'll bet on the other 17 seasons when assessing the Golden Hurricane's chances for 2002.

Burns says a number of things should make the team better this year. Better than last year's team that had the worst record at the school since 1954.

The coach says a new offensive coordinator and a healthy quarterback and running back should help his team in the Western Athletic Conference.

He's also hoping that naming himself as defensive coordinator will turn around a unit that allowed more than 445 yards a game last season.

Meanwhile, the Tulsa ticket office will open today to sell three-game Mini-paks.

The tickets run for 53, 59, and 71 dollars. They include the season opener against Oklahoma as well as games against Boise State and San Jose State.

Tickets will be sold between 10 a-m and 2 p-m. No phone orders will be accepted so fans looking to buy have to visit the office in the northwest corner of the Donald-W Reynolds Center.