Addressing the needs:Coach Mark Hudspeth said the Cajuns filled three of their biggest needs — the secondary, punting/kicking and kick returns. The Cajuns signed six defensive backs because last season ULL lacked secondary depth. The kicking game needed a punter and kicker to replace Brett Baer.

WHERE THEY STAND: Hudspeth said the Cajuns have four scholarships remaining that might be given to transfers from other programs. And Hudspeth said there are at least two high school players being recruited by the ULL who did not sign.

Lagniappe:Hudspeth said he expects to name his new defensive coordinator Thursday. Hudspeth said he interviewed seven or eight applicants. He said ULL will probably use the 4-3 as a base defense instead of the 3-4. Greg Stewart, ULL’s defensive coordinator the past two years, was fired last month.

Coach Hudspeth says: “I think this is one of the highest-rated recruiting classes in school history and undoubtedly the highest in the Sun Belt Conference.”