Louisiana-Lafayette scouting report
Offensive Coordinator Greg Davis on the defense
Secondary: They lost two of their secondary players, both their safeties had an opportunity to play pro football. Their corners are very quick, especially No. 2, Michael Adams. He's a guy that's around the ball a lot.
Linebackers: Probably the strength of their football team is their linebacking corps. Wes Simon, No. 36, is really a player. The middle linebacker, No. 4, Mark Risher played in nine of their 11 games last year. He'll be around the ball as middle linebackers always are. Green is their other linebacker, so in studying them on tape and reading about them, they're very high on their linebacking corps. They will not play much nickel, even against a three-wide receiver set. They feel like their linebackers are such that they can adapt and adjust.
Defensive line: Their front, No. 40, Eugene Kwarteng is a guy that really has a good first step, he's a defensive end. He's a guy that's around the ball a great deal. When you look at them, what you see is not much blitzing, not much stunting.
Co-Defensive Coordinator Gene Chizik on the offense
Quarterback: They move Jerry Babb around a lot. His game is really multiple, because he can be a pocket passer, he's got some height to him. There are a variety of things he does that you have to defend, and he's really good on the run with the ball, too. Either having to keep it, tuck it and run it or throwing ball downfield from a moving position.
Running backs: They have two senior backs, Chester Johnson and Dwight Lindon. One of them was mainly a tailback last year that they moved to fullback. They're going to run the football. Again, one possibly could move to fullback, which gives you two threats back there.
Offensive line: They've been together for a long time and they have four out of five starters back from last year. They've got some experience and they work really well together.
Wide Receivers: I think they have recruited some good young players to go along with some of the more experienced guys. I think they allow them to run their offense. Bill Sampy, No. 80, is back and he led them in receiving last year.