Tuesday, February 19, 2013
Ex-LSU lineman's role with Tulane
By Brent Sobleski
Tulane is one of two NCAA football programs already with a week's worth of spring practices under its belt. The biggest attraction on the Green Wave's roster is LSU transfer Chris Davenport. Davenport is a graduate transfer that never lived up to expectations while in Baton Rogue. But his role with Tulane has been quickly established.
Davenport was once a highly regarded defensive lineman when he was being recruited. LSU eventually switched him to the offensive line. He's can once again be found along Tulane's defensive line.
Davenport will set the tone in the middle of the Green Wave's defense. He will also set the tone within the team's locker room.
"I came from a winning organization, so I brought in a winning mentality," Davenport told Smith. "I just wanted the guys to believe in what coach (Curtis Johnson) and the whole coaching staff is trying to sell to us about winning. We are all buying into it, and we are off to a good start right now."
The two biggest acquisitions by Tulane during the off season were Davenport and quarterback transfer Nick Montana. These two players will quickly become the focal points of both sides of the football. And their success at their second stop (or third in Montana's case) will dictate which direction the Green Wave program will go.