This offseason has been full of hardships and adversity for UL football.
From managing the COVID-19 pandemic, too mourning the death of assistant coach DJ Looney.
Now, the Ragin' Cajuns has to keep their eye on Tropical Storm Laura.
The Cajuns had a scheduled off day Monday, but instead practiced to make up for any missed days due to Laura.
UL held their first scrimmage over the weekend, which was also their first time with live tackling in fall camp. Head coach Billy Napier saying Louisiana is actually "ahead of schedule" in preparation for their September 12th opener against Iowa State.
Napier's biggest concern right now, is his players being ready for the storm.
"In general we had some of the players and coaches that have experience with this thing, kinda have tips and reminders as we prepare," Napier said. "Majority of our team have been around these things before and are comfortable with them and helped the ones that aren't comfortable with them."
𝘏𝘦𝘢𝘳𝘵𝘣𝘦𝘢𝘵 𝘰𝘧 𝘵𝘩𝘦 𝘱𝘳𝘰𝘨𝘳𝘢𝘮.— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® Football (@RaginCajunsFB) August 24, 2020
Congratulations to Jayrin Wilson and Brandon Bishop, the 29th and 30th walk-ons to earn scholarships from @coach_bnapier and staff. #cULture | #GeauxCajuns pic.twitter.com/6bow7a0k2j
TWO CAJUNS EARN SCHOLARSHIPS
The Ragin' Cajuns also awarding two walk-on's with scholarships recently. Acadiana product and junior cornerback Jayrin Wilson, along with fellow defensive back Brandon Bishop, receiving the good news in front of the team.
UL has now given 30 scholarships to walk on's during Napier's 3 years in Lafayette.
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