Tech, Tulane lead the way
That is exactly what faced the Tulane and Louisiana Tech University football coaching staffs and teams this season.
Hurricane Katrina roared through Tulane’s New Orleans campus, leaving destruction in her wake and the Green Wave football team homeless.
Almost 300 miles to Tulane’s north, Louisiana Tech president Dan Reneau knew that he had an unused dormitory on campus, and one of the truly good guys in college football in coach Jack Bicknell.
After discussing the matter the Bicknell and athletics director Jim Oakes, Reneau offered Tulane a home away from home in Ruston.