LAFAYETTE — Louisiana is back at practice this week preparing for the LendingTree Bowl. The team took a week off to celebrate the holidays and the word is that the team is antsy to hit someone not in vermilion and white.
Billy Napier said Monday's practice, the team's second back from their break, would be the most physical. When the team plays Miami (OH) in the LendingTree Bowl on Monday, January 6th, it will have been nearly a month since their last game.
"We've been banging our head for three weeks, we're ready to head out to Mobile and play Miami," said senior tight end Nick Ralston.
Before taking their break, players stressed the importance of coming back sharp, and being ready to go. Senior defensive back Deuce Wallace saying before the team left "this break is going to test the maturity and discipline of our team."
Monday, back for one practice already Wallace said the team picked up right where it left off. Head coach Billy Napier says the chippy and competitive nature of that practice was welcomed.
"I think when it gets competitive out there is a good thing and the fact that it is competitive it's a good thing," he said.