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      He won't admit it, but Saturday's University of Louisiana football practice session was one of Rickey Bustle's favorite days of the year.

    The Ragin' Cajun players aren't too crazy about it, but they realize the necessity and the importance.

    On the Saturday prior to each season's opener, Bustle and the UL staff go through virtually every situation that their team could find itself in during a game. The total was 72 different situations Saturday, with the coaches' scripts covering five typed pages.

    "It's a day we hate to see coming, but it's necessary," said quarterback - and regular special teams performer - Michael Desormeaux. "Some of these things we probably won't see more than once or twice a year, but you have to know what's going on."

    Desormeaux's on the punt block team, which if successful in its task can create several scenarios. In the situational practice, UL went through its procedures if the ball remains behind the line of scrimmage, reaches the line or goes past. Each has a different procedure.

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    We are ready for Desormeaux...Go Cajuns...


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    People Meet the Cajuns: Mike Desormeaux


      Sophomore quarterback, Michael Desormeaux, said the Ragin' Cajun football team's goals for the 2006 football season are simple.

    "We want to win the conference and bowl game this year," he said. Desormeaux, 20, definitely has the ability to help his team accomplish those goals.

    Through two games this season, Desormeaux has recorded 62 yards rushing, scored the Cajuns' lone touchdown and completed one pass for 7 yards. As a freshman, he completed 62 passes for a total 597 of yards and had 487 yards rushing while scoring three touchdowns.

    "Mike [Desormeaux] just has this presence on the field," said Kyle Pirtle, a teammate of Desormeaux. "He always gives 110 percent and he never takes a play off." Desormeaux said he loves football because he has played it almost his entire life.

    "I really like the whole team aspect, and I grew up playing football. My dad always coached me, and I have been playing since I was 6, so I really don't know what I would do with out it," he mentioned.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RaginEsquire06
    This is the exact issue that I wanted to raise! I think it would be crazy to remove a player who has the ability to put "W's" in the most important column! We all love Babb...But don't lose sight of the overall purpose of the program! Just think of all the different plays that our offense could run with Dez-Mo and J.B. on the field at the same time! J.B. would be great as a roaming flanker! With his understanding of the game...he would create mis-matches all over the second and third levels of the defenses that we face, simply because of cognative apptitude! Think of the QB now WR who is playing for Jacksonville Jags now!
    that QB converted to a WR for the jacksonville jaguars is matt jones. he clocked in a a 4.39 twice at the combine, which, by just observing, makes him slightly quicker than Babb. A 6'6", 243 lb guy who plays any position would def. create mismatches anywhere on the field, excluding the interior line. It would be nice to see the cajuns run the table in the SBC, which they are more than capable of doing, and perhaps knocking out a national powerhouse or two, when they do schedule them. Only problem is, when players like desormeaux aren't being utilized, it is just wasted talent. This causes local recruits-guys like Early Doucet, Harry Coleman, new LSU signees Jacob Cutrera, Jared Mitchell, ULM signees TE "ZeeK" Zacharie, Josh Boudreaux..etc, etc.-to give UL just enough attention, until other teams begin to heavily recruit them. Bottom line is, Desormeaux should be on the field, if not at QB, then somewhere. At his size (6'1, 1/2" , 200 lbs), speed (4.52 40 yd. dash), and his mental capacity, guys like him can be moved around and learn on the fly. Most of us would love to see UL, one day, competing with teams like Southern Miss, TCU, etc. in either the C-USA or the WAC, but you have to put your best out there on the field on saturdays

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    Quote Originally Posted by ragincajun0423
    Bottom line is, Desormeaux should be on the field, if not at QB, then somewhere. At his size (6'1, 1/2" , 200 lbs), speed (4.52 40 yd. dash), and his mental capacity, guys like him can be moved around and learn on the fly. Most of us would love to see UL, one day, competing with teams like Southern Miss, TCU, etc. in either the C-USA or the WAC, but you have to put your best out there on the field on saturdays
    I have no idea of the game plan but Desormeaux can run routes.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2 ul 0105
    It is pronounced Des-er-meaux.
    There is an unwritten rule that Cajun names can not be pronounced the way they're spelled.........................

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    Default Where is Desormeaux?

    The question on my mind and several people I have spoken to is "Where is Desormeaux?" Early in the year he was getting a series every game at QB. He did well with his opportunities.

    Does anyone know why he is not playing QB at all. The question has been asked at the FB lunch, but the answers given are questionable at best.

    Maybe coach is afraid of QB controversy.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadRed
    The question on my mind and several people I have spoken to is "Where is Desormeaux?" Early in the year he was getting a series every game at QB. He did well with his opportunities.

    Does anyone know why he is not playing QB at all. The question has been asked at the FB lunch, but the answers given are questionable at best.

    Maybe coach is afraid of QB controversy.
    Brilliant inquiry. Would love to know the true answer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunproud
    Brilliant inquiry. Would love to know the true answer.
    What I have heard is that with all of the injuries and therefore the necessity to play him at a variety of positions, he is not practicing at qb at all. In fact, I have heard that if we needed to go to another qb, it may not be Desormeaux for that very reason.

    Don't have any real sources for this, just talk on the street.

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    Default Re: Where is Desormeaux?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadRed
    The question on my mind and several people I have spoken to is "Where is Desormeaux?" Early in the year he was getting a series every game at QB. He did well with his opportunities.

    Does anyone know why he is not playing QB at all. The question has been asked at the FB lunch, but the answers given are questionable at best.

    Maybe coach is afraid of QB controversy.
    now u opened Pandorahs Box....

    I think I'll sit back and enjoy this one for a while.

    carry on.

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    Default Re: Where is Desormeaux?

    Babb is a good QB with senior experience, there's alot to be said for that. It's not like our 3 losses have been soley on him. What if we could actually get a few stops on 3rd down? What about the 2 fumbles?

    Babb is the man for the job this season. Believe me, Bustle is not reading the messege boards are is he going to be seeking advice from callers of Jay Walker's show.


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    Quote Originally Posted by DeadRed
    The question on my mind and several people I have spoken to is "Where is Desormeaux?" Early in the year he was getting a series every game at QB. He did well with his opportunities.

    Does anyone know why he is not playing QB at all. The question has been asked at the FB lunch, but the answers given are questionable at best.

    Maybe coach is afraid of QB controversy.
    Coach Bustle was asked at the QB Club luncheon today about Mike, and he said he intended to put him in at some time into the MTSU game, just didn't...when asked about him playing at Troy, he said yes,...he would get some QB playing time, no matter the way the game is going. You could tell, he regretted not giving Mike a series of downs.

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    Default Re: Where is Desormeaux?

    Quote Originally Posted by DeadRed
    Maybe coach is afraid of QB controversy.
    I don't think so look for Mike to QB a series or 2 vs Troy

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTG
    Coach Bustle was asked at the QB Club luncheon today about Mike, and he said he intended to put him in at some time into the MTSU game, just didn't...when asked about him playing at Troy, he said yes,...he would get some QB playing time, no matter the way the game is going. You could tell, he regretted not giving Mike a series of downs.
    I am definitely in no postion to second guess Caoch Bustle, but it seemed to me Jerry to be out of sync in the first half and did not get better as game wore on. Seems to me maybe giving Mike a series or two might have helped.

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    This is a GREAT IDEA Re: Where is Desormeaux?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cajunrunner
    Babb is a good QB with senior experience, there's alot to be said for that. It's not like our 3 losses have been soley on him. What if we could actually get a few stops on 3rd down? What about the 2 fumbles?

    Babb is the man for the job this season. Believe me, Bustle is not reading the messege boards are is he going to be seeking advice from callers of Jay Walker's show.
    Not allowing Babb to make his own audibles during the game makes me feel like there is a lack of confidence in Babb from the coaching staff.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunref
    I am definitely in no postion to second guess Caoch Bustle, but it seemed to me Jerry to be out of sync in the first half and did not get better as game wore on. Seems to me maybe giving Mike a series or two might have helped.
    I think so too....and I'm surely not second guessing Coach Bustle...
    You could tell at the luncheon, he regretted not giving Mike a chance to spark the team....the way he spoke, he just didn't have the 'right' opportunity to put him in...but when questioned, he left very, very little doubt he would play at Troy, no matter what was happening. Bustle wasn't a happy camper after the game, or at the luncheon. I had the very great opportunity of having a sideline pass for the MTSU game, and after the game, I shook hands with Bustle, and he was litterally steaming.
    Another thing...at the luncheon, Gerald Hebert spoke...and what he said, I thought was tremendous. He said, and I'll try and quote..."Its hard losing a game like this...and we are all disappointed. Buts lets think about this for a moment...when was the last time we hurt like this after a loss? We used to accept losses easier, but now, our expectations are higher, and that is good. We expect to win, and that is the mark of a good program. Years ago, we couldn't spell expectations, and now, ours are high. This program, these players, and these coaches are moving in the right direction."
    I'm new on board the UL bandwagon, but I ain't gettin off...I'm glad to be a new found Cajun fan...who went to school here in 74, didn't finish...but found his roots again....

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTG
    I think so too....and I'm surely not second guessing Coach Bustle...
    You could tell at the luncheon, he regretted not giving Mike a chance to spark the team....the way he spoke, he just didn't have the 'right' opportunity to put him in...but when questioned, he left very, very little doubt he would play at Troy, no matter what was happening. Bustle wasn't a happy camper after the game, or at the luncheon. I had the very great opportunity of having a sideline pass for the MTSU game, and after the game, I shook hands with Bustle, and he was litterally steaming.
    Another thing...at the luncheon, Gerald Hebert spoke...and what he said, I thought was tremendous. He said, and I'll try and quote..."Its hard losing a game like this...and we are all disappointed. Buts lets think about this for a moment...when was the last time we hurt like this after a loss? We used to accept losses easier, but now, our expectations are higher, and that is good. We expect to win, and that is the mark of a good program. Years ago, we couldn't spell expectations, and now, ours are high. This program, these players, and these coaches are moving in the right direction."
    I'm new on board the UL bandwagon, but I ain't gettin off...I'm glad to be a new found Cajun fan...who went to school here in 74, didn't finish...but found his roots again....
    I agree with Geralds remarks. Welcome back. I never left, been a fan since 68, graduated in 72, and soon will all three of my children. I seen the highs and lows over the last 38 years. No better place in the world to be!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cajunref
    I agree with Geralds remarks. Welcome back. I never left, been a fan since 68, graduated in 72, and soon will all three of my children. I seen the highs and lows over the last 38 years. No better place in the world to be!
    Thanks...good to be home...
    My Son graduated UL in 2004....and that is one of the biggest reasons I'm back on board.....very, very good to be home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BTG
    I'm new on board the UL bandwagon, but I ain't gettin off...I'm glad to be a new found Cajun fan...who went to school here in 74, didn't finish...but found his roots again....
    Welcome home! You picked a great time to find your way back!

    Appreciate your insight into the comments at the luncheon. I've never been able to attend one. I have the kind of job where I'm virtually held prisoner during my work hours, but a girl can dream.

    Did Coach Bustle specifically mention putting Des in at the QB position at Troy? Or was it just a general mention that he'd get playing time?

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    Quote Originally Posted by CajunKate
    Welcome home! You picked a great time to find your way back!

    Appreciate your insight into the comments at the luncheon. I've never been able to attend one. I have the kind of job where I'm virtually held prisoner during my work hours, but a girl can dream.

    Did Coach Bustle specifically mention putting Des in at the QB position at Troy? Or was it just a general mention that he'd get playing time?
    Thanks for the welcome back!!
    He specifically mentioned he'd get playing time at QB....and he left very little doubt about it...he defended Jerry, but you could tell,....he regretted not giving Mike a series, if nothing more to let Jerry get recomposed. Not to think that he is thinking of changing the starter, he left it clear, Jerry is the man,...but he is going to give Mike a chance here and there to 'spark em'...and he was EMPHATIC that Mike would get a couple series at QB at Troy, no matter what was going on.

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