The final nail was a 63-14 defeat on Dec. 2 at Appalachian State that ended UL's 2017 football season at 5-7, capping a third year in a row with a losing record.

But the pounding started sometime before that, and former Ragin' Cajuns coach Mark Hudspeth fired one day after that 49-point loss in the mountains of Boone, North Carolina knows it.