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New Look Cajuns offense is ready to hit the field

Undrea Sails is just one of the new faces of the Cajuns offensive attack

Thursday, April 2, 2009 - 3:00pm

Last season, Jason Chery, Michael Desormeaux and Tyrell Fenroy made sure the scoreboard operator at Cajun Field never got a bathroom break during games. The Cajuns' high-powered offensive attack rarely fired on less than all cylinders and found the endzone quite often in 2008.

In 2009, Head Coach Rickey Bustle hopes for more of the same on the offensive side of the football. The trick will be finding out who will step in for the Cajuns' departed trio of stars.

Bustle admitted at practice Wednesday that he still didn't know who would be calling the shots under center this season in Desormeaux's old spot. UL has a few guys that will try to fill the void left by Jason Chery. But finding an able body to take over for Tyrell Fenroy, a.k.a. "Mr. 4,000", will be much harder.

Many of UL's running backs are wearing the non-contact jerseys during spring drills. Julian Shankle ran hard for the Cajuns last season but is sidelined with an arm injury. UL has two freshmen on the squad but freshman don't usually see a lot of playing time until they prove that they have a firm grip on the playbook. That leaves senior runner, Undrea Sails as the most likely guy to 'tote the pill' in '09 for Bustle's bunch.

Believe coach when he says that this Saturday's annual Spring Game will help him make important decisions about what next season's Ragin' Cajuns squad will look like.

I caught up with Sails and Bustle this week to talk about this year's offensive expectations.