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Louisiana Tech redshirt senior WR Teddy Veal (ankle) will not participate in spring practice.

Veal (5'11/185) is mending up from offseason surgery on his left ankle. He's been spotted encased in a boot at Louisiana Tech practices in the early going this month. The Tulane transfer stepped right up for the past campaign after sitting out the 2016 season to satisfy NCAA transfer regulations, notching a 74-950-7 receiving line while working out of the slot for the Bulldogs. With Veal forced to watch from the sidelines this spring, redshirt sophomore Cee Jay Powell figures to see a closer look in practice.
Mar 13 - 3:24 PM

Football Scoop reports that Louisiana Tech has hired Morehouse College OL coach Christopher Browne to serve as assistant offensive line coach.

Browne had been on staff with Division II Morehouse for the past three seasons. This new job with Louisiana Tech will be his first at the FBS level.
Mar 6 - 7:30 PM

Louisiana Tech hired Incarnate Word DC Brian Gamble to serve as linebackers coach.

Gamble has been on staff with Incarnate Word since 2008 and has served as defensive coordinator for the program since 2012. He's joining Louisiana Tech as replacement for Lanier Goethie, who earlier this winter accepted a coaching position on HC David Cutcliffe's Duke staff.
Feb 27 - 12:16 PM

Louisiana Tech will hire Northern Iowa CB coach Jeff Burris to work in the same capacity.

Burris replaces Kevin Curtis as the new defensive back coach, who left the Bulldogs to join the staff at SMU under Sonny Dykes. Prior to working for NIU, he worked for the Miami Dolphins from 2013-2015, and he also coached at Notre Dame in 2016.
Feb 19 - 5:03 PM

Draft Analyst Tony Pauline listed Louisiana Tech S Secdrick Cooper as one of the standouts of Tuesday's Shrine Game practice.

Cooper is playing with a cast on his left hand due to a broken bone, but Pauline said he looked "solid in all aspects" on Tuesday. "On one snap during full scrimmage, he made the play of the day by grabbing a one-handed interception in man coverage over the middle of the field," Pauline writes. "Cooper is a long, thin defensive back with excellent range and a high upside."
Jan 16 - 11:29 PM

TCU sophomore WR Isaiah Graham transferred to Louisiana Tech.

Graham (6'1/179) hails from the state of Louisiana and the Bulldogs recruited the former four-star recruit coming out of high school in 2016, making this a logical transfer fit. He ends his career at TCU having caught eight passes for 84 yards. He's a talented receiver -- even if that has yet to show in the numbers -- and will have two years eligibility remaining once eligible to play for Louisiana Tech come the start of the 2019 season.
Jan 15 - 1:05 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline passes along that Louisiana Tech redshirt junior DE Jaylon Ferguson is "exploring the possibility of entering the draft."

While Pauline's hearing that Ferguson is considering a draft jump, he also notes that the 6-foot-5, 255-pounder has not settled on a final decision as of yet. Ferguson posted 16 tackles for loss and 14.5 sacks a year ago, but was unable to find quite the same success during the current campaign. He finished this season with a more modest 8.5 tackles for loss and six sacks. Should he declare, he'll draw interest due to his ability as a pure pass-rusher, with Draft Analyst assigning him a fifth-round grade for the spring.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 08:22:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal caught five passes for 118 yards and two touchdowns in Wednesday's 51-10 win over SMU in the DXL Frico Bowl.

Veal's first touchdown was a minor thing of beauty, as he caught the ball on a little screen, then made one big-boy juke to free himself to scamper in for a six-yard touchdown. That came in the first quarter. His second score was a garden-variety 27-yarder one quarter later, no shake 'n' bake required. The 5-foot-11, 185-pounder wraps up the campaign the owner of a 74-950-7 receiving line. He could potentially declare for the 2018 NFL Draft, now, though no decision has been made on that front. Should he call his collegiate career good, Draft Analyst tabs him as a selection for Rds. 6-7 in the spring.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:38:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore QB J'Mar Smith completed 15-of-23 passes for 216 yards and three touchdowns in Wednesday's 51-10 win over SMU in the DXL Frisco Bowl.

Smith added 22 rushing yards and a score on the ground just for good measure. Two of his three touchdown passes on the evening came in the second quarter, in a first half that saw the Bulldogs build up a 42-10 advantage heading into the locker room. This was the 6-foot-1, 222-pounder's second game of the year with three touchdown passes. He finishes out the season having thrown for 2,974 yards and a 16/5 TD/INT ratio. Smith has shown enough flashes in places that we're intrigued by what he might do in his second year as starter.
Wed, Dec 20, 2017 11:33:00 PM

TCU sophomore WR Isaiah Graham announced that he will transfer.

Graham, a former four-star recruit, drew praise from HC Gary Patterson for his work in practices after he enrolled, but he was unable to translate those flashes to the playing field. He caught a mere eight passes for 84 yards over two seasons with the Frogs, and only two this year. Graham has a redshirt to burn for the transfer year and should receive plenty of interest on the open market. Coming out, he held offers from, among others, Arkansas, South Carolina, Tennessee, Mississippi State, Texas Tech and Miami.
Source: SB Nation
Wed, Dec 13, 2017 03:30:00 PM

Louisiana Tech senior RB Boston Scott rushed 20 times for 138 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's 20-6 win against Texas-San Antonio.

Scott averaged 6.9 yards per carry in the 14-point win, carrying his team to bowl eligibility in the process. He picked a good time to post a career-high yardage total and his first back-to-back games with 100 or more yardage on the ground. Scott has found the end zone at least once in six straight games (seven rushing, one receiving). Next up is the team's bowl game.
Sun, Nov 26, 2017 12:59:00 AM

Louisiana Tech junior RB Jaqwis Dancy ran for 135 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in a 42-21 victory over UTEP on Saturday.

This is awesome. Dancy hasn't been used much by the Bulldogs this year, but the running back had a fantastic game against the woeful Miners defense. Dancy was diagnosed with Stage 3 Hodgkin Lymphoma a little over a year ago, and he's overcome that adversity and was a big part of their victory. His touchdown was a 54-yard dash to give Louisian Tech a 14-0 lead in the second quarter. Stories of perseverance are awesome. The Bulldogs will finish the season next week against UTSA.
Sat, Nov 18, 2017 06:24:00 PM

Louisiana Tech senior RB Boston Scott ranks fourth among running backs in Pro Football Focus's elusiveness ranking in 2017.

PFF calculates the ratings by taking a players touches and the ability to cause missed tackles with said touches. The only players who rank ahead of Scott (5'6/203) are some of the biggest names at the position: Stanford's Bryce Love, Notre Dame's Josh Adams, and Alabama's Damien Harris. "Scott’s game is an exciting blend of super quick jump cuts, excellent balance and very strong legs to run through contact," the PFF analysis team writes. His lack of ideal size probably limits his draft upside, but his productivity has earned him at least a look at the next level.
Fri, Nov 17, 2017 10:01:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt sophomore QB J'Mar Smith passed for 326 yards on 30-of-51 passing with a touchdown in Saturday's 48-23 loss to FAU.

He also scrambled around for 78 more yards. This was Smith's first 300-yard day since late September. The 4-6 Bulldogs have really regressed since losing Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson. To go bowling, they'll have to beat both UTEP and UTSA.
Sat, Nov 11, 2017 07:08:00 PM

Louisiana Tech redshirt junior WR Teddy Veal caught 11 passes for 118 yards in a 42-28 victory over Rice on Saturday.

It's the most catches and the most yards that Veal has accumulated this season. He didn't score, but he was a focal point of the offense, and set up a few of the Bulldogs four rushing scores on Saturday. Veal should have another big game next week when Louisiana Tech takes on North Texas.
Sat, Oct 28, 2017 06:32:00 PM

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