RUSTON, La - From dropped passes, to fumbles, to interceptions, first year Lousiana Tech head coach Skip Holtz would lke to say, 'I'm sorry'.
"I apologized to the people who had to sit there and watch it," said Holtz. "Because offensively, we're certainly not a very good football team."
The scathing criticism from the first year coach came after his Bulldogs fell 24-15 to Tulane in the Conference USA opener. Tech amased 289 yards of total offense, only 165 of those yards coming through the air.
"Certainly wasn't very good as far as being able to throw and catch," Holtz said. "We gotta make better plays. We gotta find a quarterback."
The performance was a far cry from 2012's offense, who set NCAA records for yardage and points under former head coach Sonny Dykes.
"I've been on the other side of the ball where the defense couldn't stop the offense from scoring," said defensive lineman Justin Ellis. "And now, since the defense is playing pretty good, you know, we not going to look down on them, we just going to keep fighting."
The defense did their part against Tulane, forcing four Green Wave Turnovers. But coach Holtz says his defense will have to take an offensive mentality.
"If we wanna win, they're gonna have to score," HOltz said. "We are what we are right now and if we're not going to score points then we're going to have to create turnover, we're going to have to scoop-and-score, we're going to have to get better on special teams."
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