Given the opportunity to get a headstart on his coaching career, Brooks Haack has instead decided to extend his playing career.
In December, Haack decided to transfer out of the Louisiana-Lafayette football program. A month later, it was announced Friday, Haack has been added to the Northwestern State football roster.
The quarterback will be eligible to play immediately in 2016 for two reasons. One, the Demons play at the FCS level. And, two, Haack has already graduated from UL-L.
This will be Haack’s final season of eligibility. And, if the Houston football program had anything to say about it, Haack wouldn’t be using it.
“He passed up an internship working with Major Applewhite (offensive coordinator at Houston) to come here and play this fall, so he’s driven to compete, even though he’s already graduated, and wants to see his career through. We’re looking forward to seeing him compete,” Demons head coach Jay Thomas said in a portion of a statement. “He played very well against us last season (going 8-for-9 for 187 yards against NSU Sept. 12). …
“He was part of a Texas state championship team at Katy High School. Also, his dad was a college softball coach including at Alabama, and went back to coach high school ball for family reasons, so Brooks grew up in a very competitive environment.”
After serving as the No. 2 quarterback behind Terrance Broadway as a redshirt freshman and sophomore, Haack started eight games for the Ragin’ Cajuns in 2015. He completed just over 61 percent of his 201 passes for 1,407 yards and five touchdowns, with seven interceptions as well.