The New Orleans Saints pre-season starts August 25 when they take on the Houston Texans. But for football fanatics who just can’t wait that long, don’t fret — there is another team in town.
It is two minutes to game time. The players are amped up, suited up and huddled around their coach for one last pep talk before heading to the field. But this team probably isn’t what usually comes to mind when people think of professional football.
The New Orleans Saints are coming off the worst defensive season of any team in NFL history, and Thursday night’s selection of safety Kenny Vaccaro is intended to be a critical piece in the shake up of their troubled secondary.
Louisiana's high schools leaders are clashing over new plans for football playoffs.
A decision by the Louisiana High School Athletic Association will separate traditional public school football playoffs from those held by private, magnet and charter schools.
Public school principals who pushed the separation told lawmakers Tuesday that the other schools have unfair rules that allow them to cherry-pick the kinds of students — and football players — they take.
Members of the Louisiana High School Athletic Association met Tuesday with lawmakers to discuss the recent vote to split high school football playoffs into two separate divisions; one for public schools and another for select-admission schools, such as private or parochial schools.
Louisiana Tech has named Kim Dameron as the team's defensive coordinator.
Coach Skip Holtz said Tuesday Dameron brings 14 years of experience in that role to the Bulldogs' program.
Dameron joins Tech after spending two years at Cornell, serving as safeties coach and defensive coordinator. He also spent three seasons with Ole Miss as safeties coach and saw two of his players drafted by the NFL. Prior to that, he served as defensive coordinator at Louisiana-Monroe, Stephen F. Austin, Eastern Illinois and Cincinnati.