Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

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LSU graduate QB Anthony Jennings transferred to Louisiana-Lafayette.

Jennings made the reported move official late last week. His arrival brings a fascinating subplot to ULL's starting QB competition. When Brooks Haack transferred to Northwestern State, sophomore Jordan Davis appeared to have locked up the gig prematurely. But now Davis has a real fight on his hands. The Ragin' Cajuns like their signal-callers dual-threat and creative. When he's right, Jennings is that. Jennings, however, struggled with accuracy at LSU.
Jul 18 - 7:42 PM

LSU graduate transfer QB Anthony Jennings is reportedly in the early stages of transferring to Louisiana-Lafayette.

As a graduate set to earn his degree later this summer, Jennings would be eligible to participate immediately. Stuck behind Brandon Harris on the depth chart after losing a competition last season, Jennings' departure is not a surprise. He accrued a 12/8 TD/INT during his time with the Tigers, mostly as a sophomore.
Jun 29 - 5:33 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire "might be this year's Kenneth Dixon."

"While his athleticism and toughness stand out on film, McGuire's most impressive trait might be his receiving ability with strong hand-eye coordination to pluck the ball out of the air and quickly create," Brugler wrote, adding that the 5-foot-11, 208-pounder will often line up in the slot and is not just a catcher of dump-offs and screen passes. Dixon's fans might be feeling a bit of deja vu right now, as everything the analyst wrote could easily have applied to the Louisiana Tech standout. For his part, McGuire is coming off a 2015 season in which he rushed for 1,047 yards and 15 touchdowns while catching 34 passes for 304 yards. He logged 45 catches as a sophomore in 2014. "There isn't a clear-cut No. 1 senior running back prospect in the 2017 draft class," Brugler noted, "but McGuire is certainly a strong contender."
Source: CBS Sports
Jun 3 - 4:17 PM

LSU granted graduate QB Anthony Jennings a release from his scholarship.

Jennings intends to transfer. Penalty free, at that, as a graduate. Stuck behind Brandon Harris with the Tigers, Jennings will presumably now look for a school with a weak projected starter. "Anthony did a lot of really good things for our program," HC Les Miles said in a released statement. "As a freshman, he came in for an injured Zach Mettenberger and led us to a last-minute win over Arkansas and then he helped us to eight wins the following year as a sophomore. This is an opportunity for Anthony to put himself in a position to help another team have success."
Mar 10 - 10:26 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior RB Jalen Nixon (foot) will miss the start of spring drills.

Nixon's currently recovering from a recent foot surgery. He'll miss the start of spring practice at the very least and it's possible he'll be held out of spring work altogether depending on how his recovery progresses. The 6-foot-2, 226-pounder's in a tough spot here, as the sometime-quarterback has been working to transition to running back full-time for the 2016 campaign. Work this spring would probably have helped to smooth that transition. Last season, he rushed for 406 yards (6.7 YPC on 61 carries) while scoring five touchdowns.
Mar 4 - 4:31 PM

The NCAA has ruled that UL-Lafayette will be forced to forfeit 22 games (including two bowl wins) from 2011-2014 due to coaches falsifying ACT scores for five recruits.

It should be said upfront, while this is obviously a stinging blow to the program, current HC Mark Hudspeth is free of blame. No, the man who's brought all this about is former assistant coach David Saunders, whom the NCAA determined "violated NCAA rules by arranging fraudulent college entrance exam scores for five prospects." In addition to vacating 22 contests (including New Orleans Bowl wins in 2011 and 2013), the NCAA has levied additional penalties, including a two-year probation period as well as tightened recruiting restrictions.
Mar 3 - 1:04 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior RB Elijah McGuire will join the Ragin' Cajun basketball team for the remainder of the season.

McGuire announced last week that he would return to school after briefly considering NFL declaration. Following that, it's a bit odd that the 2014 Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year now wants to dabble in a different sport, but to each their own. McGuire was a standout prep guard at Vandebilt Catholic High School. He has football coach Mark Hudspeth's blessing. "Eli ... feels like he can be an asset to the men’s basketball program ... Eli and our basketball program has our full support," Hudspeth said. McGuire has 3,174 career rushing yards, posting 1,047 yards in 2015, 1,264 in 2014 and 863 as a true freshman in 2013. Had he declared for the NFL, McGuire may have been a fifth- or sixth-round pick.
Jan 18 - 1:51 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior RB/QB Jalen Nixon will transition to running back full-time in 2016.

Said HC Mark Hudspeth, "[Nixon] loves playing for the Ragin’ Cajuns. I really hope he’s going to be an asset to us back there [running the ball], because he’s a very talented young man. I’m sure it will take a little while to get comfortable there, but he’s an athlete." Nixon started four games at quarterback in 2015, ultimately finishing with 828 passing yards and a 7/5 TD/INT ratio. The 6-foot-2, 226-pound junior also rushed for 406 yards (6.7 YPC average) and five touchdowns on 61 carries. Expect those rushing numbers to increase in 2016, as he'll be toting the rock full time and leaving the quarterbacking to redshirt sophomore Jordan Davis and freshman Chris Weaver. Those two will be duking it out in the spring for starting rights.
Jan 14 - 10:35 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior RB Elijah McGuire announced he is returning to school for the 2016 season.

McGuire "tested the waters" and requested an evaluation from the advisory board before announcing his return. McGuire is a very intriguing, yet overlooked, prospect and should receive plenty of attention heading into next year. He produced over 1,000 yards rushing in two straight seasons.
Jan 11 - 1:45 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette senior G Donovan Williams accepted an invitation to the NFLPA Bowl.

Williams started each of the past two seasons for the Ragin' Cajuns after transferring over from Blinn College. Star ULL RB Elijah McGuire appreciated his service.
Source: NFLPA Bowl
Jan 8 - 7:48 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior RB Elijah McGuire is "testing the waters" over a potential declaration into the 2016 NFL Draft, says Ragin’ Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth.

McGuire requested an evaluation from the NFL Draft Advisory Board. "He is submitting his name," Hudspeth said. "He is gonna do that, and evaluate that, and sort of see where he falls." McGuire has rushed for over 1,000 yards in two straight seasons and won last year’s Sun Belt Conference Player of the Year award. CBS ranks McGuire as the No. 15 RB prospect for 2017.
Thu, Dec 10, 2015 07:03:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior S T.J. Worthy will miss Saturday's game against Northwestern State due to a shoulder injury.

Worthy suffered the bum wing in last week's loss to Kentucky. Said HC Mark Hudspeth, "When you get your shoulder hurting, you don’t want to hit nobody." The injury isn't considered serious, though, as Hudspeth predicted that the 6-foot-2, 195-pound junior would be able to play in a September 26 date with Akron. Last season, Worthy worked as both a linebacker and a defensive back while playing in 12 games (seven starts) and recording 41 tackles and an interception.
Fri, Sep 11, 2015 08:15:00 PM

ULL redshirt senior DE/LB Dominique Tovell recorded five tackles for loss in the school's 40-33 loss to Kentucky.

Tovell does not have age on his side in terms of earning an "upside" tag, but he certainly started his final campaign on a high note. ULL was very close to upsetting Kentucky. We are always on the lookout for rising edge rushers and will check on Tovell's production as the season goes on. He recorded 21 TFLs over the last two seasons.
Mon, Sep 7, 2015 10:38:00 AM

Despite last year's injury-riddled campaign, NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter promises that "scouts won't forget about [Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt senior WR Jamal Robinson's] skills heading into this year."

The 6-foot-4, 205-pound senior only played in three games (15 catches for 260 yards and four touchdowns) last year, injuring his meniscus versus Louisiana Tech on Sept. 6 and then hurting his foot against Texas State. Those injuries prompted the NCAA to grant a fifth year of eligibility through a medical hardship waiver. "Robinson uses his strength and strider's speed to win down the sideline, but has enough foot quickness to stutter-step and run the quick out to complement the deep ball," Reuter wrote. "A healthy and consistent 2015 should shoot him up draft boards." Robinson averaged 16 yards per catch and scored eight times in 2013.
Source: NFL.com
Mon, Aug 3, 2015 01:56:00 PM

LSU junior QB Anthony Jennings will not face charges over an alleged burglary and has been reinstated to the team.

Charges were also dropped against defensive back Dwayne Thomas and defensive lineman Maquedius Bain. "The decision is based upon the request of the victim that no charges be filed and inconsistent and contradictory statements provided," East Baton Rouge district attorney Hillar Moore said. "Although the conduct of these students in this situation is unacceptable, it is not one, based on the facts, that warrant prosecution, although their actions could have subjected them to such." The three players will be subject to in-house discipline, though Jennings is free to re-enter the starting QB competition.
Source: ESPN.com
Fri, Jul 31, 2015 08:30:00 PM


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