ESPN - Louisiana Tech will not play in a bowl game this season after finishing 9-3 and turning down an invitation to play in the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl, a source told ESPN. ”Louisiana Tech was offered a bid Saturday to play Louisiana Monroe,” an Indepedence Bowl official told ESPN. “They turned it down.” The Bulldogs finished third in the Western Athletic Conference, which has only one bowl tie-in. That went to champion Utah State. San Jose State, which finished second, will play in the Military Bowl Presented By Northrop Grumman.
NBA legend Karl Malone ripped his alma mater on Twitter. ”I am Bulldog to the core, I am heart broken and embarrassed that our university would do this to Tech Nation. To our football and staff this … is exactly what is wrong with our university. Now it’s time to get former athletes to run our program. I’m (6-foot-9) and not hard to find,” Malone wrote. Malone demanded to know the reason behind turning down the Independence Bowl and called for a change in leadership. ”Wouldn’t it be nice to hire a person doing it for university, and not somebody doing it for a bigger and better job in their mind?” he wrote.
Listen I don’t know why exactly the AD decided to decline their invitation to the Independence Bowl. If it’s really because they’re holding a grudge against their rival school or not. Why he went against the wishes of literally everyone associated with the program and cut the season short and denied the seniors a shot at playing in a bowl game after a solid season. All I know is that you don’t want to see Karl Malone angry because you would NOT like him when he’s angry. Just ask his kids. Or American congressmen. The Mailman is not to be trifled with. You may think he was some big Uncle Tom softy running pick and rolls with Stockton but off the court he’s one of the baddest meanest mofos out there. So when Karl Malone declares himself to be 6’9″ and ready to fight for Tech Nation I would hide and I would hide fast.
PS- Can’t hear the name Karl Malone without thinking about vintage Man Show.