TheNewsStar Louisiana Tech starting quarterback Ryan Higgins was arrested early Friday morning in Ruston, according to the Lincoln Parish Sheriff’s Office. Higgins, a senior, was arrested for DWI and speeding (11 to 20 miles per hour over) just a few days before Tech starts fall camp. Ruston Police Department arrested Higgins at 3:19 a.m. on West Alabama Avenue near campus. He was booked at 5:08 a.m. and has a bond amount of $1,750. As of 8:30 a.m., records indicated Higgins was still at Lincoln Parish Sheriff Office. Higgins, 22, was expected to replace Jeff Driskel as the Bulldogs’ starter for 2016. Higgins started six games as a redsirt freshman in 2013, throwing for 1,715 yards with six touchdowns and 13 interceptions.
This is a big mistake by Ryan Higgins, who was slated to be the starting quarterback for Louisiana Tech this season, a program on the rise which went (9-4) last season. Your starting quarterback is supposed to be the team leader, he is supposed to set an example for the rest of the program, and for him to get arrested for DUI a month before the season is inexcusable. With questions about leadership, and the loss of several players to the NFL including quarterback Jeff Driskel, running back Kenneth Dixon and nose tackle Victor Butler who was a first round pick of the Carolina Panthers, expect a down year for the Louisiana Tech Bulldogs in 2016.