La Tech AD addresses 'No Bowl' disgrace
by La Tech - posted Thursday, December 6th, 2012 @ 12:00 pm
Dear Bulldog Nation,
As you are aware, the Louisiana Tech football team with its 9-3 record was not selected to participate in a bowl game this season. All of us are tremendously disappointed for the team, especially the 32 seniors, who will not receive an opportunity to represent the school one more time on the football field.
We entered this season knowing that the WAC had just one bowl agreement and the champion of the conference would participate in that designated bowl.
Working closely with both the commissioners of the WAC and CUSA, we were told by the Heart of Dallas Bowl and Liberty Bowl there was interest in having Louisiana Tech play in these games. The possibility of an offer from both bowls was strong, but hinged on the Big 12 getting two teams into the BCS, which meant, for the most part, that Oklahoma and Kansas State needed to win and Kent State needed to lose.