Boise State easily dispatched of Louisiana-Lafayette, 45-10, and emptied Cajun Field in the first half as the Broncos raced out to a 35-3 lead at the half.
There has been a casualty from the loss and Ragin’ Cajuns head coach Mark Hudspeth announced that Melvin Smith is no longer their defensive coordinator, effective immediately and less than 24 hours after the loss.
“We appreciate everything that Melvin has done for us since coming here, and we wish he and his family nothing but the best in the future,” Hudspeth said in a prepared statement on Sunday. “Making a change is never easy, but we feel this was the necessary thing to do for the success of our program.”
Smith was entering his second year as defensive coordinator after spending nearly two decades in the SEC with stops at Ole Miss, Mississippi State, Alabama and Auburn.
What made this awkward was that Smith actually the position coach at Delta State for Hudspeth back in the early 1990s.
ULL named linebackers Mike Lucas the defensive coordinator for the rest of the season.
Boise State’s offense is very effective and has known to put up points but this might be a first that the Broncos offense was so good that it forced the hand of the other team to fire its defensive coordinator immediately after the loss.