UL Head Football Coach, Mark Hudspeth, took the stage at a massive tailgate party Friday night a the Marriott in New Orleans. The pep rally, which was put on by Home Bank, welcomed thousands of Ragin Cajun fans to New Orleans as the Cajuns prepare to take on East Carolina in the R+L Carrier's New Orleans Bowl tomorrow.

Coach Hudspeth thanked all of those fans in attendance, and reminded the Cajun faithful that they, the fans, are the driving force behind the football program at UL. Coach encouraged all fans to become active members in the Ragin Cajun Athletic Foundation (R.C.A.F) and even told fans in attendance that they would be much needed tomorrow when it comes to bringing the noise to the Mercedz Benz Superdome.

Watch as UL Head Coach Mark Hudspeth gets UL fans motivated for the big game tomorrow against East Carolina. This is the second year in a row that UL is invited to participate in the R+L Carrier's New Orleans Bowl.