Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

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Louisiana-Lafayette received a verbal commitment from 2019 three-star QB Chandler Fields.

Fields also had an offer from Memphis, and had interest from both Arizona State and Oklahoma State. While he doesn't possess elite size (5'11/182) he threw for over 2,000 yards and 20 touchdowns during his junior year at Rummel HS in Louisiana, and 247 Sports ranks him the 35th best pro-style quarterback in the 2019 prep class. This could be the quarterback of the future for the Ragin' Cajuns.
May 20 - 1:22 PM

Browns selected Louisiana-Lafayette S Simeon Thomas with the No. 188 overall pick in the NFL draft.

Thomas (6'2/197) struggled with academics enough that it cost him significant playing time in 2013, 2014, 2015, and 2017, including the entire 2015 season. He also missed several games last year after being arrested for felony theft. Thomas was not expected to be drafted.
Apr 28 - 4:19 PM

Lions selected Louisiana-Lafayette DB Tracy Walker with the No. 82 overall pick in the 2018 NFL draft.

Walker (6’1/206) was a four-year starter at Louisiana-Lafayette, logging 11 career tackles for loss, 26 pass breakups, and eight interceptions. He was a third-team All-Sun Belt pick in 2017. Long armed (33 ½") with good-enough speed (4.51), Walker is a physical safety with plus ball skills who some scouts projected to transition into a press- and/or Cover-3 corner role.
Apr 27 - 10:08 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette redshirt senior QB Jordan Davis announced he will be transferring as a graduate.

Davis played in odd spurts last season and was one-of-three starting quarterbacks that saw the field for the Cajuns. He threw for 1386 yards (56.7 completion percentage), 10 touchdowns and eight interceptions as the occasional starter in 2017. The former two-star recruit struggled through injuries last season after not seeing the field albeit a few snaps in 2016. He will likely transfer somewhere he could see the field immediately in his last season of eligibility.
Apr 27 - 11:14 AM

An AFC team regional scout believes Louisiana-Lafayette S Tracy Walker could be effective in press coverage.

"He's really long and has some cover talent," the scout told NFL Media's Lance Zierlein. "He's better off being hugged up with run support or in coverage. I'd like to see him get some reps as a press corner to see how he handles it." Zierlein lists Walker as middle-round talent thanks to his build (6'1/206) and ball skills. If a team believes he could play corner with that size, he could be a sleeper for Day 2.
Source: NFl.com
Apr 24 - 8:31 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette sophomore TE Chase Rogers rolled his ankle during their spring game.

Rogers played minimally as a freshman, recording only six receptions for 54 yards and a touchdown. The former three-star recruit from Bay Saint Louis, Missouri, will look to take a big step in his sophomore year and is expected to play frequently and potentially start.
Apr 22 - 11:50 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior RB Raymond Calais injured his groin during their spring game.

Calais had 15 yards on five carries prior to his injury. This is a tough break for a player looking to make the most of his play time with incumbent starter Trey Ragas and former Erath star Elijah Mitchell both sidelined with injuries. Calais finished 2017 with only 88 yards on 15 carries and a touchdown. Unable to take advantage of his opportunity, he likely won't play much in 2018.
Apr 22 - 11:41 PM

Louisiana Lafayette has hired former HS coach Devan Walker as a defensive quality control assistant.

Walker played in the NFL for the Chargers and Chiefs as an outside linebacker. It is probably not a coincidence that he'll be working with outside linebackers for the Ragin' Cajuns.
Feb 17 - 6:57 PM

Louisiana has hired Zac Etheridge to be their new DB coach, according to Bruce Feldman of Fox Sports.

Etheridge had accepted a position to coach at Chattanooga last week, but instead will be taking his talents to Lafayette. Prior to leaving for Lafayette -- and Chattanooga -- he served as the DB coach at Western Carolina. He was a four-year player for Auburn from 2007-2010.
Jan 22 - 12:38 PM

Adam Rittenberg of ESPN reports that Louisiana-Lafayette will hire Southeastern Louisiana HC Ron Roberts to be the new defensive coordinator.

We generally don't see head coaches move down to coordinator positions, but it's not unheard of; we just saw Beau Baldwin do the same thing from Eastern Washington California a season ago. He went 41-29 in his time at Southeastern Louisiana, and took the team twice to the FCS playoffs. It could be a big addition for new coach Billy Napier as he tries to build Louisiana back into a winner.
Jan 19 - 10:20 PM

Former Mississippi State TE/T coach D.J. Looney will be the assistant OL coach for Louisiana.

Looney spent one year at Mississippi State, but was not retained by new coach Joe Moorhead. He's also work for Georgia, and played on the Mississippi offensive line from 2007-2010.
Source: WCBI
Jan 19 - 7:45 PM

Former Nevada senior CB Kendall Johnson transferred to UL-Lafayette.

Johnson (6'0/190) was named to the All-Mountain West preseason team by Athlon Sports prior to the start of the 2017 season, but it all unraveled from there. He left the team in team in September -- HC Jay Norvell actually termed it a retirement -- after failing to see the field in the opener. It's not quite clear at this juncture if Johnson will be transferring as a graduate, but that's believed to be the case. He'll have one year of eligibility remaining with the Ragin' Cajuns come the start of the 2018 season. This is an ideal team fit for Johnson, as Lafayette is looking to replace multiple pieces of the secondary with corners Simeon Thomas and Levarious Varnado lost to graduatino and Damar'ren Mitchell likely to transfer.
Jan 12 - 4:25 PM

UL-Lafayette hired Louisiana-Monroe WR coach Tim Leger to serve in the same capacity.

Leger has been with ULM each of the past two seasons. Prior to that, he had a nine-year stint with McNeese State.
Jan 3 - 6:33 PM

Football Scoop reports that Mississippi State will not retain TE/T coach D.J. Looney.

Looney will be looking for fresh employment after spending one year on staff at Mississippi State. The former Bulldogs offensive lineman was working as an assistant at Georgia prior to his being hired on staff in Starkville by then-HC Dan Mullen this past February.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 05:04:00 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette hired Texas A&M strength and conditioning coach Mark Hocke to serve in the same capacity.

Hocke is also receiving the title of associate head coach, something of a rarity for somebody at his position. The current season was his first on staff with the Aggies. He has previously coached at Florida State (2016), Georgia (2015) and Alabama (2009-14).
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 04:51:00 PM


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