RUSTON, La. (Aug. 4, 2017) – Since players reported to campus for fall camp last Sunday, it has been an jam-packed week for Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz and his 2017 Bulldogs.
With the season less than a month away, Holtz and the Bulldogs have spent the past five days preparing for the 2017 season, which is set to begin on Sept. 2 when LA Tech hosts in-state foe Northwestern State under the lights at Joe Aillet Stadium.
After Monday’s midnight practice in the stadium to kick off fall camp, the Bulldogs have been early risers the rest of the week with morning practice sessions scheduled over the first four weeks of camp. Players spent the first two days of practice in shorts, while two days of shells followed before the Bulldogs were able to suit up in full pads Friday morning for the fifth practice this week.
“We’ve gotten in some good work,” Holtz said of the opening week of camp. “There’s still a lot of teaching going on with some of the young guys still learning what we are doing. We are going to give them a couple weeks before we make a real evaluation on them. I like the attitude and the work ethic of the team right now. Offense is going to have a good day and then the defense will come back, watch the film and make some corrections. I really like the athleticism of this football team, but we are still a long way from being where we need to be to be ready to play a season. We need every day we can get, but I am really encouraged by what I have seen out here the first couple days.”
The 2017 roster…
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