4:45 LRN Sportscast July 26

The first practice of training camp is in the books for the Saints. New Orleans enters the season as the favorites to win the NFC South. They’ve tried to remain competitive following the retirement of Drew Brees and General Manager Mickey Loomis says they never thought about going into rebuilding mode…
cut 16 (17) “…in front of us
There was 100-percent attendance for the first day of Saints camp and that includes wide receiver Michael Thomas, who caught several passes from Derek Carr. Tight end Jimmy Graham was also on the practice field after signing a one-year deal with the Black and Gold yesterday. Safety Tyrann Mathieu joked with the media that when saw Graham yesterday, he thought Graham was here to serve as a coach during training camp.

Expectations are low outside of the ULM football program as the Warhawks have been picked to finish seventh in the seven-team West Division of the Sun Belt. Terry Bowden has big goals in mind as he enters his third season as head coach…
cut 19 (14) “….football games’

In one month, La Tech will kick off the 2023 season with a Week Zero game against FIU at Joe Aillet Stadium. The Bulldogs are picked to finish fourth in the new look nine-team Conference USA. Hank Bachmeier is expected to start at Q-B after transferring from Boise State. Coach Sonny Cumbie….
cut 20 (15) “….our offense”
Bachmeier was 20-and-9 as a starter at Boise State.