Tulane set for first home game in nearly two years

The Green Wave have been through a lot, and Saturday they welcome SMU -- a friendly face from the recovery -- to Tulane's first home game in nearly two years.

Updated: September 28, 2006, 2:44 PM ET
By Adam Rittenberg | Special to ESPN.com
This week, Chris Scelfo isn't spending much of his time addressing the obvious.

It's no secret that Tulane will play its first true home game in 664 days, returning to the Superdome on Saturday for the first time since Hurricane Katrina devastated New Orleans last August. But Scelfo, the Green Wave coach, sees no need to rehash what the game means.

His players already know.