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Former Iowa QB will start for Louisiana Tech

Cody Sokol, Wil Rathjen

The Louisiana Tech Bulldogs were plagued by poor quarterback play during Skip Holtz‘s first season as head coach. Holtz will now lean on a transfer from the Big Ten Conference to turn the offense around during his season season.

Iowa transfer Cody Sokol was named the Bulldogs’ starting quarterback Monday.

“He’s won the job with the way he’s protected it, and the way he’s learned the offense and some of the plays he’s made,” Holtz told the Shreveport Times.

Sokol didn’t play a meaningful snap during his two-year stay in Iowa City. Once the quarterback graduated from Iowa, Sokol began to search for a new home. He found one in Ruston, Louisiana.

“It was a hard year for him but that’s why I have such great respect for him,” Holtz said. “I’m glad we have him. I’m glad that he’s made the progress that he has, and I think he’s going to be an outstanding quarterback here.”

Holtz said he is confident in both the quarterbacks that competed for the starting job. Sophomore Ryan Higgins started six games last season. But this was Sokol’s job to lose after the team pursued him to be a one-year stop gap. Higgins’ 6-to-13 touchdown-to-interception ration simply isn’t good enough.

Sokol will have to prove he is the player last seen at Scottsdale (Ariz.) Community College if the Bulldogs are going to improve dramatically from last season’s 4-8 record.

(Hat Tip: NBC’s KTVE)

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5 Responses to “Former Iowa QB will start for Louisiana Tech”
  1. Straight Cash Homie says: Aug 26, 2014 8:02 AM

    Yawn! Congrats to you for making it on Louisiana’s 5th best college football team. Can football just start already?

  2. pawloosa says: Aug 26, 2014 8:06 AM

    Well alrighty then… Let’s get ready to rumble!!

  3. Straight Cash Homie says: Aug 26, 2014 11:27 AM

    Sorry I should have gave credit where credit is due. Forgot about McNeese St., SELA, and Nicholls so that would make LA Tech the 8th best team in the state,

  4. redstar32 says: Aug 26, 2014 12:33 PM

    @Straigth Cash Homie, I am guessing you went to SELA or ULL hahahah, or better yet I can bet my house that you didn’t go to any college lol. Don’t be a hater and a loser your entire life hahaha clown

  5. Straight Cash Homie says: Aug 26, 2014 6:12 PM

    Yeah I did go to college and I graduated from the only school in Louisiana to win its last three bowl games. Name anything LA Tech has done. No really go ahead……… I’ll wait while you Google it.

    And if you consider a 33 year old owner of his own oil company a loser I’ll gladly accept it and and bask in my knowledge that my life will forever be better than yours.

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