Cajuns Wash Over Green Wave At Homecoming
It wasn't a surprise that the better team won Saturday afternoon at Cajun Field. The bigger surprise to me was how tough Tulane played against the Cajuns. The scrappy group from the Garden District really impressed me.
I can only imagine how difficult it must be going into every game knowing that you are the underdog in a big way. The Tulane program is still recovering from Hurricane Katrina and some not so good choices at head coach over the past few years. Cajun fans know that feeling all to well, can any say "Baldwin Years"?
The Cajuns from my point of view played like a team that knew they were going to win. That means they had their moments of brilliance and their moments of over confidence. By watching the gestures and gyrations of the always subdued (that's sarcasm) Mark Hudspeth. I could tell the next Cajun practice wasn't going to be a cakewalk.
For most of the 29-thousand plus fans the game was most entertaining and the outcome, UL 41-Tulane 13, was favorable. Still there were a lot of passes that were off the mark, quite a few missed tackles and some just sloppy play on the part of the Cajuns. It's not a criticism, it's an observation.Do you agree with my me or did you see things in a different way?
I bet the coaching staff saw even more coachable moments than I did. I bet by the time the Cajuns line up against North Texas on Tuesday October 23rd these problems will have been addressed, corrected and proper attitude installed.
I was proud of the way the Cajuns represented our university and Acadiana. They have been great ambassadors for a lot of the good things that are happening around here. I am also proud for the Tulane Green Wave and their supporters. I know the scoreboard doesn't have a category for heart but if it did, you guys might be undefeated.