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No doubting Thomas at NSU

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At Northwestern State, first year head coach Jay Thomas rallied his team down the stretch, winning three of the last four to finish a respectable 6-6.  But Thomas made it clear all season, he wants to win the Southland Conference and earn the automatic bid to the FCS playoffs.

This season winning "in" the conference was enough to land three Southland teams playoff berths, conference champion Southeastern Louisiana, McNeese St. and Sam Houston State.

The editor and publisher of Louisiana Football Magazine, Lee Brecheen, a regular contributor Friday Football Fever, gives Thomas high praise on what he is doing at Northwestern.  "I think he's the best hire since Sam Goodwin 20 years ago," says Brecheen. Brecheen says Thomas has a great eye for talent and he sees great things for the Demons.

Brecheen also says Thomas is not looking to use the Northwestern State job to move to another, "he'd like to retire in Natchitoches."  There is no doubt, if Thomas wins the way he hopes to, Northwestern State would like that too.

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