TU football is not on the practice field yet, but media day gave us our first look at the Golden Hurricane Wednesday.
Media day here at the University of Tulsa and a chance to visit with this year’s Golden Hurricane team. We know that 100 % of the rushing, passing and total offensive yards will be back in the mix.
On defense, the Golden Hurricane only have four returning starters, but head coach Philip Montgomery feels that there are still plenty of weapons.
"We've got two corners coming back, two starting corners coming back, and two in my opinion could be all-conference players coming back,” said Montgomery. “I’m excited to see our defense continue to raise that standard and that level."
If there are games this fall, wearing a mask and social distancing will be present. It’s an acceptance that TU has already come to terms with.
“It’s not going to feel the same, but that adversity that I suppose that we can take on,” said junior offensive tackle Chris Paul.
The running back duo of Shamari Brooks and Corey Taylor have been special in the back field for TU, with 45 touchdowns in their careers. Brooks is setting the bar high for them both.
"I'm not going to lie, 200,000 I'm ready for anything,” said senior running back Brooks. “I’m ready for 20 carries a piece if we have to, 30 carries a piece if we have to, we are ready."
The Golden Hurricane will have 8 conference games on the schedule and the league is allowing their members to play as many non-conference games as possible. TU already making a trip to Stillwater to play OSU but what about playing Oklahoma?
“That conversation could happen, and it eventually could lead to another game,” said Montgomery. “At this point, be locked into what we can do."