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Thursday, September 07, 2006

Tech needs to thrash Nicholls State

It seems that many in the Louisiana Tech camp weren't all that surprised nor disappointed in the Bulldogs' performance last week in the 49-10 thrashing by Nebraska. We thought that coach Jack Bicknell's club had progressed far enough that they wouldn't get embarassed by BCS teams, paticularly teams from the Big 12 north. But it doesn't appear so.

Sure, the Bulldogs had a bunch of new starters, especially on defense, but many of those players saw significant playing time last year. Apparently the No. 22 Cornhuskers were a lot better than the No. 23-ranked Fresno Bulldogs, who Tech beat last year in the season finale. Either that, or Tech has gotten a lot worse.

If the Bulldogs hope to have any fun this season, they'd better beat Nicholls State next weekend by a significant margin. Otherwise, it's going to be a long year in Ruston. If Tech squeaks by or, heaven forbid, loses to the 1-AA Colonels, quarterback Zac Champion should be benched and replaced by one of the two freshman. Consider this a rebuilding year and move on.


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