(WGNO) — Sunday afternoon uptown was one of those days never to be forgotten.

A Tulane team getting its own parade for winning a New Year’s Day bowl – thousands roaring in approval as Willie Fritz body surfs in a crowd of players.

And, the head coach saying he wants Tulane to be his last job.

How cool is that?

But, there’s one thing better – that is a university president, Michael Fitts, keen to the idea of athletics at Tulane excelling.

He seems to understand a simple notion – you can be great at academics and athletics.

And at Tulane, as we know, if the president isn’t on board – it ain’t happening.