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Academics may cost Tulane its leading returning rusher

This is certainly no way to head into your first summer camp in a new conference.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, running back Rob Kelley might not be cleared academically and, if so, would be sidelined for the entire 2014 season.  Head coach Curtis Johnson told the Times-Picayune he’s “waiting to hear Kelley’s final summer grades,” although it doesn’t sound promising.

Last season, Kelley was second on the team with 420 yards and three touchdowns.  He also added 18 receptions (fourth on the team) for 176 yards and another touchdown.

With the departure of Orleans Darkwa for the NFL, Kelley served as the Green Wave’s leading returning rusher.  He’s also the only player on the roster this season who scored a rushing touchdown last season.

Tulane, which officially moved from Conference USA to the AAC, will open the season Aug. 28 against fellow first-year AAC member Tulsa.

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1 Response to “Academics may cost Tulane its leading returning rusher”
  1. dhardy8207 says: Aug 2, 2014 10:33 AM

    Tulane is a large medical training university so academia is very important in turning out the most highly trained medical fellows. Probably not a lot of football players that are currently enrolled in their med school, but I’m certain overall academics is still a high demand for any student attending there…

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