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La. Tech transformed under incoming Holtz regime

3 years 5 months 4 days ago August 16, 2013 Aug 16, 2013 Friday, August 16 2013 August 16, 2013 1:30 PM in Sports
Source: Associated Press

RUSTON - In a season of dramatic transition for Louisiana Tech, the one thing the Bulldogs don't want to change is the win total.

Skip Holtz takes over for former coach Sonny Dykes, who left for California after leading Louisiana Tech to a school-record-tying nine wins at the FBS level. The Bulldogs also joined a new league, Conference USA, after the dissolution of the Western Athletic Conference.

Louisiana Tech returns only three starters on offense and four on defense, but regardless of the personnel, Holtz will operate differently than Dykes and have more of an emphasis on defense.

Last year, the Bulldogs placed third in the WAC despite having a hurry-up spread offense that that produced 4,178 yards passing and a nation-leading 51.5 points per game behind former quarterback Colby Cameron.

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