LAFAYETTE, La. (AP) Louisiana-Lafayette coach Mark Hudspeth and his players subscribe to the notion that offseason turbulence that included 13 arrests has brought the team closer and made it stronger.
"Life gives you the test first and the lesson second," Hudspeth explained recently as his team neared the start of fall camp. "These young men have learned an awful lot and I think they're going to be better men for it and I know our team is much better for it because we've come together."
Whether that's reality or just spin will become evident before long.