Bill Bumgarner's Blog SportsNOLA.com provides news on all New Orleans sports including the Saints, Hornets, LSU Tigers, Tulane Green Wave, High School Sports and everything in between. http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog.html Fri, 25 Apr 2014 03:08:25 +0000 Joomla! 1.5 - Open Source Content Management en-gb Johnny Zuppardo takes long road to national championship http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/606715-johnny-zuppardo-takes-long-road-to-national-championship.html http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/606715-johnny-zuppardo-takes-long-road-to-national-championship.html


Johnny Zuppardo’s travels have taken him from his home town of Metairie to St. Stanislaus High in Bay St. Louis, Miss., to Arkansas State University in Jonesboro, to Southern Mississippi in Hattiesburg and, lastly, to Jones County Junior College in Ellisville, Miss.

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bumgarner@neworleans.com (Bill Bumgarner) Bill Bumgarner's Blog Tue, 25 Mar 2014 17:32:12 +0000
ESPN analysis misses the mark at times on Fournette, Louisiana football talent http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/603411-espn-analysis-misses-the-mark-at-times-on-fournette-louisiana-football-talent.html http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/603411-espn-analysis-misses-the-mark-at-times-on-fournette-louisiana-football-talent.html Defenders like Curtis linebacker Kenny Young know better than some ESPN analysts that Leonard Fournette's speed is another strength of his game you do not want to see if he escapes your grasp (Photo: Terrill Weil).


Some leftovers from the recently-concluded Under Armour All-American game in St. Petersburg, Fla. on Jan. 2:

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bumgarner@neworleans.com (Bill Bumgarner) Bill Bumgarner's Blog Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:41:49 +0000
Marty Mule's latest book reads like Louisiana sports almanac http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/602237-marty-mule-book-reads-like-louisiana-sports-almanac.html http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/602237-marty-mule-book-reads-like-louisiana-sports-almanac.html At his chosen profession, Gretna's Hall of Famer Mel Ott clubbed 511 career home runs but he also struck out 896 times. At his chosen profession, veteran sports writer Marty Mule' of Mandeville has homered eight times with nary a 'K'.

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bumgarner@neworleans.com (Bill Bumgarner) Bill Bumgarner's Blog Mon, 25 Nov 2013 18:12:34 +0000
Isidore Newman coach Jimmy Tillette comfortable back in familiar surroundings http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/600269-newman-coach-jimmy-tillette-comfortable-back-in-familiar-surroundings.html http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/600269-newman-coach-jimmy-tillette-comfortable-back-in-familiar-surroundings.html


In such close proximity is his current head coaching cubicle to his former head coaching cubicle that Jimmy Tillette could probably still use the same parking place for his new job that he once utilized at his old job.

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bumgarner@neworleans.com (Bill Bumgarner) Bill Bumgarner's Blog Mon, 30 Sep 2013 19:25:38 +0000
Tulane aggressive early in 2014 football recruiting efforts http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/599317-tulane-aggressive-early-in-2014-football-recruiting-efforts.html http://www.sportsnola.com/sports/sports-blogs/bill-bumgarner-blog/599317-tulane-aggressive-early-in-2014-football-recruiting-efforts.html Glen Cuiellette, Mandeville's quarterback, is one of many early commitments to Tulane for their 2014 signing class (Photo: Parker Waters).


In another era – one long since bygone – Tulane's approach to college football recruiting involved a wait in order to evaluate.

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bumgarner@neworleans.com (Bill Bumgarner) Bill Bumgarner's Blog Sun, 01 Sep 2013 20:52:58 +0000