Salty menu: Cajuns face daunting 2017 schedule

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NEW ORLEANS, LA – DECEMBER 17: Head coach Mark Hudspeth of the Louisiana-Lafayette Ragin Cajuns runs watches a play from the sideline during the game against the San Diego State Aztecs during the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Superdome on December 17, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Chris Graythen/Getty Images)

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NEW ORLEANS — University of Louisiana at Lafayette football coach Mark Hudspeth said the “best views are from the highest climbs.”

And, his Cajuns will be climbing a big mountain in 2017. Louisiana-Lafayette will play six of its first nine games on the road, including games against Texas A&M and Ole Miss.

At Sun Belt Conference media days Monday in New Orleans, Hudspeth said his players are up to the challenge.

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The Cajuns must replace running back Elijah McGuire. McGuire, who prepped at Vandebilt Catholic, rushed for 1,168 yards on 232 carries in 2016. He was a 6th round pick of the New York Jets.

ULL opens the season September 2nd at home against Southeastern Louisiana.

The Cajuns finished 2016 with a 6-7 record after a loss to Southern Mississippi in the R&L Carriers New Orleans Bowl.


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