One blogger on TigerDroppings.com, an LSU fan site, referred to it as “a precursor to a coaching change” at UL: Head coach Rickey Bustle’s home in Greenbriar Estates is for sale and under contract. We’re told there’s also a reference to the Bustle house on RaginPagin.com, a UL fan website, although we couldn’t find it.
But there’s little doubt that Bustle’s house on Ducharme Lane near Doucet Road and W. Bayou Parkway is on the market — the address on the MLS listing at Van Eaton and Romero's website and Bustle’s address in the phone book are the same. Asking price: $479K and change. The 3,700-sqaure-foot, 5-bedroom, 4.5 bath home features a salt water pool with a waterfall.
Ragin Cajun football fans — largely an apathetic bunch who rarely muster more than 15,000 fans at home games (although there are admittedly some die-hards who bleed vermilion) — may speculate about what this means for Bustle’s future with the program. A graduate of Clemson University where he was a four-year letterman as a wide receiver, Bustle is 40-64 in his ninth season as the head coach of the Ragin’ Cajuns, who are currently 2-8 overall and 2-4 in the Sun Belt Conference. The Cajuns face conference leader Florida International Saturday at Cajun Field. Bustle came to UL in 2002 from Virginia Tech, where he served as offensive coordinator.
The Independent left messages with the UL Athletic Department — the number listed on the UL website as Bustle’s direct line — as well as with Athletic Director David Walker. Those calls have not been returned. If/when they are, we’ll update this story.
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