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April 12, 2013
Five story lines of interest in Saturday's T-Day Spring Game
With spring football set to wrap up Saturday with the T-Day Spring Game, new Louisiana Tech Head Coach Skip Holtz has done an impressive job regrouping his Bulldogs in a short time. With a new offense and a new defense, and an almost brand new depth chart; there were many questions heading into spring practice. After two weeks of practices and scrimmages, a general idea is starting to form about how this team will look. However, there are still some burning questions for Bulldog fans to ponder as they await August 4th, the start of fall camp.
Overall, the spring has provided the coaches with a chance to see a lot of players. They know have a little idea about what these players can do as they make preperations for the fall.
"We have come a long way," admitted Coach Holtz, "going back to the very first day when we didn't know how to line up in formation and we didn't know the defenses and we had to start putting it in in slow pieces. I think there has been a lot of learning and a big learning curve as far as not just the terminology but there has been a big learning curve for the coaches and the players as far as the standard and everything we want right now."
After a great offseason conditioning program, these young Bulldogs will be ready to go this fall. With only six returning starters (just one on offense), the open competition for so many spots will be good for this team. There is a lot of athleticism with this young group, it will be up to the new coaching staff to harness that and mold it into a product that is worthy of hitting the field in just less than five months.