How things have changed in 10 years. The 2009 Ragin’ Cajuns under Coach Ricky Bustle ended their campaign 6-6. The season included one of the biggest wins in school history: a 17-15 home win against Kansas State. The team also played Nebraska and LSU that season. Though they were bowl-eligible, the Cajuns did not receive an invitation.
After the 2010 season, Coach Bustle was replaced by Mark Hudspeth and the Cajuns shifted into high gear immediately. UL made four straight bowl appearances, winning all four. It was an exciting time and a great run for a program that had only played in two bowls in program history. But, as is not uncommon in sports, the Cajuns regressed and Coach Hudspeth was replaced. (Side note: after a year as an assistant at Mississippi State, Mark Hudspeth is now Head Coach at Austin Peay and began his tenure there with a victory on August 30th, 2019).
Today the University of Louisiana begins their second season under Coach Billy Napier. The team starts the season with a “home” game against SEC power Mississippi State in the Louisiana Superdome.
Here’s a throwback commercial from 10 years ago. It’s the season ticket campaign ad. Cajuns should recognize many of the coaches and players. And BIG 102.1 listeners may recognize the voice!
Good luck to the Coach Napier and the Ragin’ Cajuns in the 2019 season
courtesy of printyourbrackets.com