John Hoover

VIDEO: Last place in 2018? Tulsa football players say bring it on

VIDEO: Last place in 2018? Tulsa football players say bring it on

On Monday at Tulsa football media day, several players and coach Philip Montgomery openly discussed being motivated by their last-place forecast in last month’s American Athletic Conference media poll.

Just one year after going 10-3, TU went 2-10 last season.

Players are confident things will be much better in 2018. One player even targeted winning The American and landing in a New Year’s Six bowl.

2018 AMERICAN ATHLETIC CONFERENCE
PRESEASON FOOTBALL MEDIA POLL
American Championship
Team Points
UCF 19
Memphis 7
USF 3
Houston 1
East Division
Team Points
1. UCF (25) 175
2. USF (5) 140
3. Temple 132
4. Cincinnati 91
5. UConn 51
6. ECU 41
West Division
Team Points
1. Memphis (23) 171
2. Houston (4) 146
3. Navy (3) 129
4. SMU 72
5. Tulane 68
6. Tulsa 44
first-place votes in parentheses

John Hoover

Hoover wrote for the Tulsa World for 24 years before joining The Franchise, where he's now co-host of "Further Review" on The Franchise Tulsa (weekdays 12-3, fm107.9/am1270) . In his time at the World, Hoover won numerous writing and reporting awards, including in 2011 National Beat Writer of the Year from the Associated Press Sports Editors for his work covering the Oklahoma Sooners. Hoover also covered Oklahoma State, Arkansas, Oral Roberts and the NFL as a beat writer. From 2012 to 2016, Hoover was the World's lead sports columnist. As a columnist, Hoover won national awards in 2012 and 2014 from the National Athletic Trainers Association for reporting on sports medicine and in 2015 won first place in sports columns from the Oklahoma Society of Professional Journalists. After receiving a journalism degree from East Central University, Hoover worked at newspapers in Ada, Okmulgee, Tahlequah and Waynesville, Mo. He played football at Ada High School and grew up in North Pole, Alaska. Hoover and his family live in Broken Arrow.

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