Preview 2018: Previewing and looking ahead to the Louisiana Tech season with what you need to know.
Preview 2018: Louisiana Tech Bulldogs
Last year showed the staying power under Skip Holtz. This year has to be about reestablishing dominance.
Louisiana Tech has yet to win a Conference USA title under Holtz, but it’s come up with 34 wins over the last four seasons with four straight bowl victories.
Considering the program was in the WAC for way too long – up until 2013 – that’s not bad.
Also, considering the Bulldogs had to undergo a huge overhaul after their fantastic 2016 season – with a trip to the Conference USA Championship and, of course, a bowl victory – rallying late with two straight wins just to get bowl eligible, and then with a 51-10 stomping of SMU in the Frisco, it was a terrific rebuilding run.
But now Holtz has an experienced, talented team again. And now, it’s West title or bust, going for a third division title in the last five seasons.
In his sixth year, Holtz has built up the program and now is done with the rebuild after his first recruiting class. And now comes what should be a nice payoff.
The passing game will be better, the pass rush will be better, the O line will be better, the receiving corps will be better, and the team overall will be better.
The schedule will be … tough. The nastiest West games – North Texas and Southern Miss – are on the road, but for a team as strong as this one should be, the expectations aren’t going to be lowered.
Holtz has proven that Louisiana Tech can and should be one of the league’s powerhouses. This season, it’s time to reestablish that.