Team preview: Louisiana-Lafayette

The Blue Ribbon College Football Yearbook previews the 2007 Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns, exclusively on Insider.

Originally Published: July 16, 2007
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(All information as of June 20, 2007)

COACH AND PROGRAM

After five seasons, Rickey Bustle knew it was time for a change.

Last season, a year removed from winning a share of the Sun Belt title, the Ragin' Cajuns dropped to 3-4 in the league, good enough for a tie for fifth.

Never mind the fact that a second consecutive six-win season was considered an upgrade for the program that languished in the years before Bustle arrived, the head man reasoned that his team needed a change of direction.

So he fired offensive coordinator Rob Christophel and defensive coordinator Brent Pry, the coordinators who started the journey when he took the job back in 2001.

Next, he parted ways with wide receiver coach Brian Crist and cornerbacks coach Terry Sims.

It was nothing personal, Bustle said, just an unfortunate part of the business.