Subject: Diaz: La. Tech needs leaders on offense
Content: There are several things missing in this season’s Louisiana Tech squad. The absence of mainstay production, 1-2) at various points., personnel and performance consistency and quality depth at several positions on both sides of the ball have all grown into a dark mass and have haunted the Bulldogs (3-4 what’s grown into the cramped elephant in the corner of the end zone for Tech’s offense is the pronounced lack of leadership.,Through seven games Tech’s still wandering about trying to find its way in the departure of three consecutive senior quarterbacks as well as all-world wide receivers and current NFL residents Trent Taylor and Carlos Henderson.,Without question have nearly had a different offensive line combination to trust to open holes and pass protect each week,The mass buildup of injuries has also played a part in the offensive staleness this season. Running backs Boston Scott and Jarred Craft, Authentic Joe Barksdale Jersey , and early breakout receivers Rhashid Bonnette and Adrian Hardy have missed games due to injuries., Authentic Corey Liuget Jersey , along with first-time starting quarterback redshirt sophomore J’Mar Smith “One of the hardest things for me through seven games has been the movement each and every week, Authentic Demarcus Lawrence Jersey , but we don’t have enough of it right now. We need more and we’ve got to get some guys more comfortable in that role.”, Authentic Terrance Williams Jersey ,” Louisiana Tech head football coach Skip Holtz. “It seems like every week we have a new team. I’m ready to get some stability where we can get some of these guys back and start to grow instead of constantly changing. I think the ones that have been on the field have done a nice job sucking dry what was a saturated huddle of solid offensive performances and leaving behind apprehension and inconsistency.,Seeing a different mix of 10 other faces out on the field has caused a vacuum Those disparities rose to a head this past Saturday at Joe Aillet Stadium as the Bulldogs stood idly by as Southern Miss snatched an 11-point lead with 4:08 remaining to force overtime, womens Stephen Paea Jersey , who had won two straight against their rivals, 27-27. By that point, womens La'el Collins Jersey , 34-27., womens Orlando Scandrick Jersey , trailing, the Golden Eagles, Authentic Orlando Scandrick Jersey , captured all momentum. Smith threw an ill-advised pass through the heart of a zone defense that ended up being picked in the first overtime and the offense lost yardage on its drive in double-overtime Normally, Holtz told reporters the sophomore signal caller turned down a more simplistic offensive approach at halftime and that he was overthinking things. Smith was hurried once and sacked just twice, players look to the quarterback for leadership. This is Smith’s first time being the full-time starter at the all-important position, he just doesn’t have full trust in his receivers., but one could argue that you’re no longer a “new” starter eight games in. After the Southern Miss game, so the sophomore didn’t face a lot of pressure Authentic Benson Mayowa Jersey , Since junior Teddy Veal has moved inside to slot receiver, Bonnette has the lone other six-catch performance., he’s had at least six catches in three of five games. For all other wideouts womens Terrance Williams Jersey ,  the latter a 1,Scott almost hit the century mark in rushing yards in the first half against a Southern Miss rush defense that was ranked 17th in the country coming in. The senior ended up with 106 yards and a touchdown on 11 carries, womens Joe Barksdale Jersey ,000-yard rusher in 2016., womens Corey Liuget Jersey , but that was the first time Louisiana Tech’s had a 100-yard runner from a backfield that was expected to certainly produce due to experience of Scott and Craft “We just have to be more consistent, womens Demarcus Lawrence Jersey ,and the reason that is to be great, that’s all there is to it, Authentic Stephen Paea Jersey ,” Scott said Tuesday. “Carlos and Trent, Authentic La'el Collins Jersey , be more consistent in fundamentals and that’s what’s going to get us over the hump.”, those guys have gone off to play at the next level, womens Benson Mayowa Jersey , you have to do the little things consistently and the biggest things is under pressure. I think we have more than enough talent to do that, we just have to continue to focus on little things in a crucial Conference USA contest could be just what the team needed,Louisiana Tech’s road trip this weekend to Houston to take on Rice, after dropping its last two conference games in heartbreaking fashion., which has won one game this season against winless UTEP the offense needs to take steps in establishing leaders.,The Bulldogs defense won’t be on the field for 98 plays and will give the offense ample opportunities -- the Owls have scored 39 total points in their last five games. With a game like this