Team preview: Nicholls State

Blue Ribbon Yearbook previews the 2009-10 season, exclusively on Insider

Updated: October 13, 2009, 10:31 AM ET
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(Information in this team report is as of Oct. 1.)

COACH AND PROGRAM

J.P. Piper doesn't mind saying he paid attention to the preseason rankings last year and got a little irritated every time a magazine or newspaper released its predictions. Then, the Southland Conference office released the coaches and sports information polls. Sure enough, Piper's bunch was going to stink.