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"Unfinished Business" Cajuns embracing adversity

Posted at 11:55 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-07 08:52:03-04

Few teams felt shorted by the canceling of the NCAA postseason in the spring like Louisiana.

Garry Brodhead's team won three-straight games and were locked into a Sun Belt semifinal match-up when their season was cut short. Now, the Cajuns eye their "unfinished business."

"Coach Deacon is in charge of our apparel. He put on the back of our shirt ‘unfinished business,’ so I guess it is,” said Brodhead Tuesday in a media conference. "When something is taken away from you, you always seem to fight harder to get it back. That's where our players are at. They really want an opportunity to play for a championship."

Brodhead applauded his team's ability to fight adversity, which went beyond the pandemic. The Cajuns' coach said several players had homes damaged during Hurricane Laura, but the team remained strong.

"It's funny how you talk about a culture. You hear about football and their culture, and everyone else and their culture. Sometimes you build a culture and you don't realize it's there until things happen," he said.

Cajuns players helped their teammates whose homes were damaged in the storm. Brodhead added that he is proud of the team's handling of the social injustice issues happening as well.

"I was taught a long time ago, don't run away from things, run towards them and defeat them," he said. "That's how our team is. I'm really proud of the culture we've built here."

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