Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns

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Louisiana-Lafayette freshman RB Raymond Calais underwent shoulder surgery.

"He’s gonna have a little shoulder surgery after exams to clean it up. So he might even miss spring ball. But he’ll be fine," said HC Mark Hudspeth. Due to his surgery, the 5-foot-9, 175-pound freshman will miss out on a New Orleans Bowl showdown with Southern Miss later this month. In nine games this season, Calais had rushed for 117 yards and a touchdown on 23 carries.
Dec 8 - 4:16 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette RB Elijah McGuire has accepted an invitation to play in the East-West Shrine Game.

McGuire has been one of the most consistent ball carriers over the last three seasons, but his best year was his sophomore campaign in 2014, totaling 1,264 yards and 14 touchdowns on the ground on just 166 carries. Not only can McGuire win on the ground but he's also an adept receiver, totaling 129 catches for 1,387 receiving yards and 10 touchdowns. he is absolutely one to watch and turns 23 in June.
Source: Shrine Game
Dec 5 - 12:09 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire rushed for 110 yards and a touchdown on 28 carries in Saturday's 30-3 win over Louisiana-Monroe.

With the win, the Ragin' Cajuns improved to 6-6 and gained bowl eligibility. McGuire notched a personal milestone in the victory, too, as his 110 yards rushing bumped him over 1,000 for the regular season. The 5-foot-11, 208-pound senior scored his lone touchdown on Saturday via a one-yard run with nine minutes remaining in the first quarter. Through 12 games, he has now rushed for 1,028 yards and seven touchdowns. He has surpassed 1,000 yards rushing in each of his last three seasons. TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline notes that the scouting community views him as a potential mid-round selection in the 2017 NFL Draft.
Dec 3 - 5:54 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette junior WR Gabe Fuselier will transfer.

According to HC Mark Hudspeth, Fuselier has left Louisiana-Lafayette in order to find a program that will offer him more on-field opportunities. In six games played this season, the 5-foot-11, 175-pound junior has managed just eight catches for 84 yards. His most notable (though still modest) campaign with the Ragin' Cajuns came in 2015, when Fuselier logged a 37-357-1 receiving line over the course of 12 games.
Nov 28 - 7:58 PM

Louisana-Lafayette senior QB Anthony Jennings completed 17-of-26 passes for 210 yards while rushing for 96 yards and a touchdown in Thursday's 33-26 win over Georgia Southern.

Jennings failed to throw for a touchdown, but did scoot into the end zone from 10 yards out six seconds before halftime. The 6-foot-2, 216-pound LSU transfer has thrown for 1,652 yards (62.4% completions) with a 9/7 TD/INT ratio through nine games. In that space, he has also rushed for 215 yards and four touchdowns.
Nov 11 - 3:30 PM

Per TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline, Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire has made the first round of Senior Bowl cuts.

"He’s a tough running back with the ability to make defenders miss and create yardage," Pauline wrote. The Ragin' Cajun star has 672 yards rushing and five touchdowns while struggling with injuries in the first seven games. "McGuire needs to show more productivity catching the ball out of the backfield but scouts have pegged him as a middle round pick," Pauline wrote.
Nov 2 - 2:59 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette HC Mark Hudspeth says he's optimistic that senior RB Elijah McGuire (foot) will be 100-percent healthy for Saturday's game against Texas State.

We aren't. Or rather, we no longer trust Hudspeth, McGuire or the ULL program to give accurate health updates on their players. This don't-ask-don't-tell practice is within their legal right -- some coaches argue that it is actually their legal right to outright withhold injury information about college athletes due to confidentiality laws -- but since McGuire has been severely limited for several weeks running now despite consistently optimistic progress reports, it's best for fantasy owners to roll with better options if they have them until McGuire proves that he's himself again.
Oct 17 - 8:55 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire (foot) rushed for 43 yards on 10 carries in Wednesday's 24-0 loss to Appalachian State.

McGuire struggled to find open running lanes, posting a long run of just 13 yards while averaging a ho-hum 4.3 YPC. Normally a workhorse, the 5-foot-11, 208-pound senior has been hampered by a foot injury suffered in Week 4 vs. Tulane. He has yet to outright miss a game. After posting two rushing efforts of more than 135 yards in the Ragin' Caguns' first four games, McGuire has only gone for a combined 63 in the two games since. He will try to get things back on track against Texas State a week from Saturday.
Oct 13 - 12:03 AM

The Winston Salem-Journal reports that Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire (foot) is expected to be "at or close to 100 percent" for Wednesday's home game against Appalachian State.

A foot injury sustained against Tulane limited him to six carries for 20 yards at New Mexico State a week-and-a-half ago. Fortunately, ULL is coming off a bye. The coaching staff said over the weekend that McGuire looked great in practice, so we wouldn't expect him to be limited. The Ragin’ Cajuns (2-3, 1-1) roll out the red carpet for Appy State at 8 p.m. this evening on ESPN2.
Oct 12 - 5:32 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB/QB Jalen Nixon will miss the remainder of the 2016 season due to a broken ankle.

Nixon took over as starter for Brandon Jennings in the second half of Saturday's double-overtime loss to New Mexico State after Jennings threw a pair of first-half picks. Unfortunately, the 6-foot-2, 226-pound senior broke his ankle on the first play of overtime. Expect Jennings to start once more moving forward. "I’m going to try to get [Nixon] to stay on as a coach, a graduate assistant I want him to stay close to this program," said HC Mark Hudspeth. "I hope he can coach for me sometime down the line."
Oct 4 - 12:38 PM

Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire is expected to play against New Mexico State despite dealing with an undisclosed injury.

McGuire carried the ball 38 times for just 89 yards and two touchdowns in the school's quadruple overtime loss to Tulane. McGuire is off to a great start in a new offense this season, and will certainly be active during the draft process. This weekend's matchup will be a fun showcase of running backs, with McGuire facing Larry Rose III.
Sep 30 - 10:50 AM

UL-Lafayette fired defensive coordinator Melvin Smith following the school's 45-10 home loss to Boise State int he first week of the season.

Mike Lucas will take over as defensive coordinator after previously serving as the linebacker position coach. The team only won four games last season, and firing a coordinator after one game is obviously a major decision.
Sep 5 - 11:25 AM

Former LSU QB Anthony Jennings has been named the starter for Louisiana-Lafayette.

Jennings left as a graduate this summer, as he was behind Brandon Harris on the depth chart. Jennings has starting experience and should pair nicely with one of the best running backs in the country in Elijah McGuire.
Aug 24 - 10:05 AM

Louisiana-Lafayette HC Mark Hudspeth said that senior RB Elijah McGuire "looked like Elijah Mcguire" during the first August practice.

"So that's a plus," Hudspeth said. Yes, Coach, yes it is. The Ragin' Cajuns are in the midst of an offensive shift under new OC (and longtime assistant) Jorge Munoz. We will let McGuire explain the shift. Said the 5-foot-11, 208-pounder, "I think the offense we have planned now — I think it’s gonna be great. We ain’t doing no pistol. Everything is [shot]gun." In a slightly down season by his lofty standards, McGuire rushed for 1,047 yards and 15 touchdowns in 2015. Louisiana-Lafayette kicks off the 2016 season with a home game against Boise State on September 3.
Aug 4 - 4:02 PM

NFL.com 's Chad Reuter notes in an evaluation that Louisiana-Lafayette senior RB Elijah McGuire "presents foot quickness, vision and forward lean."

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 -- and 35 career rushing touchdowns. "His natural hands make him a legitimate receiving threat out of the backfield," Reuter wrote. McGuire has 100 career catches for 1,145 yards and eight scores. Last year was a mess for the Cajuns, but McGuire had 15 rushing touchdowns and 34 catches for 304 yards anyway. Rotoworld's Thor Nystrom sees the Cajuns returning to a bowl game and McGuire challenging his 2014 production.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 3 - 5:46 PM


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