That said, where we more accurately disagree is on whether forfeiting the unique perception we have in college football. You can see the trouble we have already with people confusing us with ULM and Lafayette College. That is only going to get worse if we copy one of the most well known brands in sports. Do you think it would be long before fans start doing the UF alligator chomp? This is the point I was trying to make with the Tigers and Bulldogs remark. Copying someone else's well staked-out ground is not good policy. It won't help us grow or appeal to new fans. All it is going to do is diminish the perception of our beloved school. Sorry, I can't go along with that.
So some want to immortalized a spirit leader most have hated from day one. And we keep this hated icon because he is 15 years old
Since Cayenne is for the kids, I say bring him back! They love him. Our mascot is what we make of it. We need consistency and stability to build a brand. Geaux Cayenne!
I do agree we need to change the names of the marching band to the Pride of Louisiana and our football stadium to Louisiana stadium. How nice would the red letters "LOUISIANA" look on our football stadium? It could be seen from the road. It's time for the athletic department to get serious and make an assertive push for the Louisiana brand.
L'Acadien yearbook once sported a BullGator hyde.
This brand reinforcement has a long history at UL.
Someone pointed out the last thing I forgot to mention to capture the Louisiana name. Change the name of the Pride of Acadiana to the Pride of Louisiana. Talk about name confusion.
It has bee 15 years since our name change and a marketing nightmare.??Time for some needed changes. The dialogue on this board is good.
The only reason the Pepper caused mass confusion was because the pepper logo was inserted into the Ragin' Cajuns logo. So yes a few called UL the peppers. A few.
BTW, has a transgender ever competed in any NCAA event???
L - Disagree. We have a hard enough time being confused with Lafayette College as it is I think this would just compound the problem.
Mascot n - I say bring back Cayenne. He represents the culture in Louisiana well in that he's a unique concept. Making our mascot an alligator would look like we're followers of everybody else that already have an alligator mascot instead of pioneers. Although I do think that we need to take the pepper off the school logo.