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Thursday, February 23, 2006

Recipe for disaster

Louisiana Tech released its 2006 football schedule today. That's the good news.

The bad news is this schedule is a recipe for disaster. A 13-game schedule is bad enough, but if I'm reading this schedule right, Tech is playing on 12 consecutive weeks. Hello? NFL teams even get an open week in there somewhere.

Here's a prediction, Tech will struggle at the end of the season through no fault of coaches or players. This will be a team that will be drained, mentally as well as physically, by the end of the year. Book it.

If that's not bad enough, there are three BCS games (Nebraska, Clemson and Texas A&M) in the first four weeks of the season. This could be a beat up team before the 12-week Death March is even halfway through.

A year ago Tech was on the cusp of a bowl invitation. In 2006, the Bulldogs could have a better football team and a worse record through no fault of their own.

Blame it on Katrina.


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