DALLAS — Louisiana Tech University running back Lennon Creer has been named to the Doak Walker Award “Watch List” for the second consecutive year announced by the PwC SMU Athletic Forum Friday. The award is annually presented to the nation’s top collegiate running back.
Creer is one of 51 candidates in a field that includes the 2010 Doak Walker Award recipient, LaMichael James. Ten semifinalists will be announced on Nov. 11 and the 2011 recipient will be named live on ESPN on Dec. 8.
When Louisiana Tech head coach Tyler Summitt and his wife AnDe moved to Ruston this summer, they bought a house.
However, as Summitt and the Lady Techsters enter their second full week of team workouts, he said he is now in the process of building one.
“Brick by brick, we are slowly making progress,” Summitt said. “Coach (Mickie) DeMoss keeps reminding me that it is a process to change the culture. I’m very thankful how hard the staff is working and how most of the players are working to buy in to the system.
IRVING, Texas — Make it two in a row for “Quarterback U.” as Louisiana Tech redshirt senior Jeff Driskel was named the 2015 Conference USA Newcomer of the Year Wednesday. Driskel becomes the second straight signal-caller to win the award and it makes Tech the first school to take the honor in consecutive seasons.