Bulldogs wrap Cumbie’s first spring drills Saturday morning


RUSTON – New Louisiana Tech football coach Sonny Cumbie will wrap up his first spring practice with the Bulldogs Saturday at 11 a.m. inside Joe Aillet Stadium in a scaled-back spring game.

There won’t be quarters, just two 15-minute halves with a running clock for most if not all of the competition.

The offense will compete against the defense with a customized scoring system to determine a winner. The competition should last approximately 60 to 90 minutes, said Tech officials.

Cumbie, hired after a year as offensive coordinator at Texas Tech following a successful run in the same post at TCU, is installing a high-tempo passing attack with a wide-open quarterback competition.

Saturday morning’s session will be the final one of 15 spring workouts over a four-week stretch including spring break and Easter.Admission is free. Fans will be welcome on the west side of Aillet Stadium where apparel, concessions, and bathrooms will be accessible. Gates will open at 10 a.m.

The 10-minute halftime will feature an introduction of new Bulldog basketball coach Talvin Hester.

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