Tulane coach Willie Fritz reportedly set to interview with 2 SEC programs
A coach from the American Athletic Conference is making his way around the openings across the SEC.
Tulane coach Willie Fritz has spoken with Arkansas about its coaching job, a source told CBS Sports on Tuesday. Fritz is also expected to discuss the opportunity at Missouri this week. The Tigers’ opening is considered the coach’s “dream job,” according to the same source.
Arkansas has also spoken with Lane Kiffin of FAU about its coaching job, Dennis Dodd reported.
Fritz, 59, is 22-27 in 4 seasons with the Green Wave. He led Tulane to a 6-6 record in 2019 after Tulane closed last year with wins in 5 of its last 6 games to earn a bid where it beat in-state rival Louisiana-Lafayette. Three of the Green Wave’s losses in 2018 came by 7 points or less. It was also the program’s second bowl game in the last 17 years.
Known for his flexibility in terms of adopting schemes to fit his talent, Fritz is respected in the coaching community for his ability to succeed at every level.
Fritz previously was the head coach at Georgia Southern, Sam Houston State and Central Missouri.
At Georgia Southern, Fritz 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.