Thursday December 31st, 2015

Louisiana Tech outside receivers coach Tim Rattay is the Bulldogs’ new quarterbacks coach, according to a source.

Rattay takes over the position from Tony Petersen, who had also been Louisiana Tech’s offensive coordinator. Petersen left to be East Carolina’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.

The offensive-minded Louisiana Tech coach Skip Holtz doesn’t plan to name his new offensive coordinator until he hires Rattay’s replacement, according to the source. The Bulldogs are 18th in the FBS this season in scoring offense (37.5 points per game) and total offense (482.8 yards per game).

Rattay had been Louisiana Tech’s wide receivers coach the past three seasons. Before that, he was wide receivers coach for the United Football League’s Las Vegas Locomotives from 2011–12.

A seventh-round pick in the 2000 NFL draft after being a record-setting quarterback at Louisiana Tech, Rattay played in the NFL for eight seasons. He was with the San Francisco 49ers from ’00–05 before stints with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Tennessee Titans and Arizona Cardinals. A Phoenix product, Rattay also played for Locomotives from 2009–10.

This season marked an impressive second consecutive nine-win season and bowl victory for Holtz, whose team routed Arkansas State 47–28 in the New Orleans Bowl.

The 51-year-old former coach at Connecticut, East Carolina and South Florida has a career record of 110–88 and figures to be a candidate for higher-profile jobs next coaching cycle.

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