Spring football provides only home Tech sports this weekend


Staff writer

Louisiana Tech is officially one week into spring football workouts as head coach Skip Holtz and Co. will head out to the practice fields this afternoon for workout No. 5.

Following Wednesday’s session, the ninth-year Bulldog Boss said although he has been happy with what he has seen so far, the Bulldogs are far from being a finished project.

“Well it’s four days,” Holtz said. “We got four days in … two days in shorts and two days in pads. Still a long way to go. A lot of new faces. We are putting in an entire offense, an entire defense. Right now we are a long way away from being able to execute almost anything we call on a consistent basis.

“We have a long way to go, but I love the attitude. I love the energy. I love the work ethic and what they are trying to get done out here. Spring ball is an invaluable time for us, especially with so many new transfers and young guys who haven’t played who need this experience.”

The Bulldogs are coming off a year that saw the program participate in its seventh straight bowl game and post a 5-5 record in the COVID-impacted season. Holtz said that despite the fact his team is in its infant stages of schematic implementation, the players are working hard.

“I am encouraged with the talent,” Holtz said. “I am encouraged with the attitude. I am encouraged with the leadership. But we are a long way from where we need to be to become the type of team that we want to become by the fall of 2021.”

The LA Tech Spring Game is set for April 24. Kickoff time is still TBA.

“There’s a lot of position battles going on,” said wide receiver Griffin Hebert “Everybody’s competing. We’re just coming out every day giving 110 percent. Everybody is really pushing everybody else. We look really good, and I am excited about what’s to come in the fall.”

SOFTBALL: After seeing its midweek contest against UL-Lafayette postponed until later in the season due to Mother Nature, Louisiana Tech will travel to Oklahoma this weekend for a three-game weekend series against Tulsa.

Saturday’s doubleheader at the Collins Family Softball Complex will start at 2 p.m. while Sunday’s single game is slated for noon. The Lady Techsters are coming off a weekend that saw them take two out of three on the road at Memphis.

GOLF: The Bulldog golfers will compete at the Hootie at Bulls Bay Intercollegiate at Bulls Bay Golf Club in Awendaw, South Carolina, starting Sunday and running through Tuesday.

Tech is coming off a fourth-place finish at the 16-team Linger Longer Invitational led by Sam and Mac Murphy, who both posted 11th place finishes out of 87 competitors.

Fans can follow the action through Golfstat.com.

TRACK AND FIELD: The Bulldog and Lady Techsters will open their outdoor season on Saturday as they travel to Houston to compete in the Victor Lopez Classic hosted by Rice.

TENNIS: The Lady Techsters travel to Denton to play their final Conference USA match of the year today as LA Tech will face North Texas at 3 p.m. at the Waranch Tennis Complex. The Lady Techsters have dropped three straight matches, falling to UAB and Southern Miss this past weekend.

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