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Inside The Headset: Willie Fritz [PODCAST]

This week on Inside the Headset we are featuring the first-half of Tulane Head Coach, Willie Fritz’s general session speech from the 2019 AFCA Convention in San Antonio, Texas. Coach Fritz breaks down his program’s five-part, “Plan to Win” philosophy.

Willie Fritz inherited the keys to Tulane’s football program in 2016. In the past four seasons, Fritz has already made an impact, providing the program with a renewed sense of enthusiasm and a winning culture. The 2019 season marked his 27th as a collegiate head coach and 23rd leading an NCAA program at the Division I or Division II level. Fritz came to New Orleans from Georgia Southern, where he spent two seasons and led the Eagles to a combined record of 17-7, a 2014 Sun Belt Conference title, and the school’s first-ever NCAA postseason bowl game with their berth in the 2015 GoDaddy.com Bowl. Fritz has also been a Head Coach at Sam Houston State (2010-13), Central Missouri (1997-09), and Blinn College (1993-96). Additionally, he has been the role of an assistant at Sam Houston State (1991-92, 1984-85), Coffeyville Community College (1987-90), Willis HS (Tex.) (1986), Shawnee Mission Northwest HS (Kan.) (1983), and Pittsburg State (1982).


  • [3:21] Start of General Session
  • [6:49] Tulane’s plan to win
  • [7:45] 1. Win the turnover margin
  • [9:43] 2. Control the running game
  • [10:32] 3. Success on special teams
  • [12:53] 4. “The Wave don’t beat the Wave”
  • [14:21] 5. Finish

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