11:40 Sportscast December 29, 2014

An ugly 2014 New Orleans Saints football season is officially behind us. Many Black & Gold faithful now wonder what happens next. NFL Analyst Mike Detillier says you should expect to see major player changes due to the teams salary cap situation. He also says it wouldn’t be surprising to see some coaching changes on the Saints’ sideline, either…

Cut 17 (09) “football team”

Detillier calls the 2014 season the most disappointing season in the history of the franchise.

The Atlanta Falcons announced the firing of head coach Mike Smith earlier today. The Falcons finished 6-10 this season, their second consecutive losing season under Smith. In his seven years leading Atlanta, Smith lead the Falcons to the playoffs four times.

It is reported that the University of Michigan has scheduled a news conference for Tuesday to announce the hiring of former San Francisco 49ers head coach Jim Harbaugh as their new football coach. The apparent agreement ends a nearly monthlong coaching search that included speculation that LSU head coach Les Miles would head the Wolverine program.

Louisiana Tech trounced the University of Illinois 35-18 in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl. Senior quarterback Cody Sokol threw for 247 yards and one touchdown and sophomore defensive back Xavier Woods brought an interception back 69 yards for a touchdown as the Bulldogs win their first bowl game since the 2008 Independence Bowl.

In Saturday’s Duck Commander Independence Bowl in Shreveport, the South Carolina Gamecocks held of the University of Miami Hurricanes, 24-21. This is South Carolina’s fourth straight bowl game win.

Tomorrow night, number 22 LSU faces off with Notre Dame in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl in Nashville.

In college basketball, the 17th ranked St. Johns Red Storm defeated Tulane 82-57 and Arkansas held off Northwestern State 100-92.

Tonight LSU hosts Southern Miss, you can watch that game on the SEC Network, Southern is in Honolulu to take on Hawaii, and Louisiana Tech takes on the Muleriders of Southern Arkansas.