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Bennett, Jenkins: Who’s No. 1?

There’s no rush or urgency on the part of head coach Derek Dooley and the Tech offensive staff to quickly designate a starter against the ’Dogs from Starkville.
“There isn’t going to be any early decision,” Dooley told the media at the recent ‘Fan Fest’ held at the Thomas Assembly Center. “This might not be determined until the week of the first game. We’ll just see. Right now, nobody is ahead. We’re just pleased, right now, with the progress of both quarterbacks.”
In “both”, Dooley means sophomore Ross Jenkins and fifth-year senior Taylor Bennett.

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Goodbye to a bad memory

It was about 11:30 a.m. On my way back from a news conference with Louisiana Tech’s ranking elite that detailed information about their plans for a huge campus expansion, I peeked toward my house on the way back to the Daily Leader, anxious to transcribe some of my notes and get cranking on one of the better stories of recent weeks.

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Plan ahead for your commute

Work on both the U.S. 167 bridges and the Interstate 20 ramps at La. 33 will continue, at least for the time being, and that means congestion, longer commute times and possibly irritable motorists. La. 33 is also undergoing work on the extreme north side of the city, which puts long-range commuters to and from the Union Parish area in a bit of a sticky spot.
There’s work that will continue to cut off Everett Street into the university, as well and more north of the interstate at Chautauqua that is taming the flow of traffic there.

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Weather hinders road work

Shapiro said the ramps have been closed since late July.
Another DOTD project involves the closure of lanes on U.S. 167.
Shapiro said, weather permitting, the inside lane of U.S. 167 South on the bridge will close today to resurface the deck.
“The closure is expected to last 3-4 days,” Shapiro said.
Resurfacing on the right lane was complete Friday, he said, and in a week or less resurfacing will begin on either the right or left lane of U.S. 167 North on the bridge.

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