It’s “liftoff” time for Louisiana Tech University’s football team, which began reporting for preseason workouts today before going through on-the-field drills Friday at 6 p.m.
The Bulldogs will head into fall camp with one of the most anticipated seasons in the program’s history. There are consensus No. 1 rankings in various polls for the Western Athletic Conference, several Top 50 national ratings, 16 starters returning from last year’s league champs and five different players on national “Watch Lists.”
How happy and grateful was Jordan Mills when he learned Saturday afternoon that he had been selected in the NFL draft?
“I dropped down on my knees and thanked God,” said the former Louisiana Tech offensive lineman who was picked in the fifth round by the Chicago Bears. “I was so happy that I was getting this opportunity. It would have been nice to have been picked earlier, but God has a plan for me being selected in the fifth round and I’m going to make the best of it.”
Talk about perfect timing, but that’s the case with Louisiana Tech University having an open date this weekend.
With a large group of players dealing with either injuries or “aches and pains” following Saturday’s 24-11 Western Athletic Conference victory at Idaho, the Bulldogs (2-4, 1-1) can use some recovery time.
“We are really beat up,” said Tech Head Coach Sonny Dykes following the Bulldogs’ first league win of the season at the Kibbie Dome in Moscow, Idaho.