After upset win, Billy Napier gets emotional discussing former OL coach who died this offseason
Coach Billy Napier and the Louisiana Rajun Cajuns pulled off the biggest upset of the young college football season when they knocked off No. 23 Iowa State 31-14.
In a post-game interview on ESPN, Napier became emotional.
“I know you guys are well aware of what we’ve been through,” Napier said as he got choked up.”You can talk about COVID-19 and these social issues, and the hurricane, but when you lose one of your family members, one of your team members, it’s a significant event. I hope my man D.J.’s up there smiling right now for sure.”
Napier referred to offensive line coach D.J. Looney, who passed away about five weeks ago following a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. Looney had ties to the SEC, as he served as a graduate assistant to Dan Mullen at Mississippi State. He also graduated from Mississippi State, where he played offensive line, and spent time with Georgia as a grad assistant.
“I hope my man D.J. (Looney) is up there smiling right now for sure.”
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The Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns Department of Athletics mourns the sudden loss of Louisiana Football assistant coach D.J. Looney, who passed away Saturday morning following a heart attack during a team workout at Cajun Field. pic.twitter.com/7e1DemV5jA
— Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns® (@RaginCajuns) August 1, 2020