Thursday, July 26, 2012

WAC Media Days: Louisiana Tech

Up on the podium now will be Louisiana Tech. Head Coach Sonny Dykes will be joined by QB Colby Cameron and Chad Boyd.

  • Last season started to learn how to win.
  • Gained confidence as a team in tough games early.
  • Hunted instead of the hunters
  • Expectations are different with award candidates, favorite.
  • Stresses execution.
  • Won't play conference games until week 8.
  • Depth at QB is strong.
  • Adversity a QB last season made for more depth this season.
  • Cameron was disappointed not to have won the job last season, and worked hard towards taking it back
  • Taking care of the football is a Cameron strong suit
  • Dykes feels that he has as much talent as anyone on the schedule.
  • Believes that they match up well with Texas A&M (season Opener)
  • Believes in 1 QB system. 2 QB system gives you two average QBs.
  • Cameron will get about 80% of snaps in fall camp.
  • Has sevral JC transfers, as well as High School kids at QB. Must get settled.
  • Road is easier because of no distractions.
  • DOn't have to accomodate as many people on the road.
  • Won 7 games at the end of the year in 2011 with 5 road trips.
  • Play 4 of first 6 on the road.
  • Will practice a couple of times in Shreveport to get used to satdium.
  • Playing on the road is a mindset.
  • Cameron: teams can get complacent at home. Backs against the wall on the road.
  • Team is not scared to play anyone.
  • Not afraid of Texas A&M, or anyone else. Confidence is high.
  • Have to guard against thinking that they are better than they are.
  • Huge familiarity with first two opponents (TexasA&M, Houston).
  • Led Houston 34-7 last season and lost.
  • Holley and Lee both great receivers out of the backfield. Both solid guys at RB.
  • Holley coming off of an injury. Both Lee and Holley are versatile, similar.
  • Ken Dixon is coming in as a 220 lbs FR this fall at RB as a freshman. Power back.
  • Have 5 different styled RBs this fall.
  • Cameron: Comforted having great receivers out of the backfield, and be able to have a runner that can offset defense.
  • Quinton Patton is loud on and off field. Will get chippy with defenses.
  • Patton works at doing the extra things. Works on routes after practice. Film room regular.
  • Patton is huge leader, not just a talker.

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