Friday's practice begins at 4 p.m.
Coach Holtz previews Rice game
Coach Dykes previews New Mexico State game
Coach Dykes previews the UNLV game
Rufus Porter leads defense with eight tackles
2012: Registered 19 total tackles on the year (five solo, 14 assisted) with three QB hurries, assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards and blocked a kick ... Saw action at Virginia (9/29) ... Assisted on three tackles against UNLV (10/6) while also being credited with a QB hurry ... Assisted on a tackle at New Mexico State (10/27) ... Blocked an extra point and recorded three total tackles at Texas State (11/10) ... Assisted on two tackles against Utah State (11/17) including assisting on a sack for a loss of three yards ... Assisted on a tackle at San Jose State (11/24).
2011: Did not play, redshirted 2011 season ... Member of the scout team.
High School: Rated as a three-star athlete by both Rivals.com and Scout.com ... Ranked as the fifth-best offensive guard in the state by Louisiana Football Magazine ... Expected to graduate from Salmen High School in 2011 ... Lettered in football, track, basketball and power lifting ... Recorded over 100 tackles in his senior year along with eight sacks ... Coached by Jerry Lenard.
Personal: Malcolm Pichon ... Son of Ralph and Michelle Pichon ... Born on Feb. 26, 1993 in Slidell, La. ... Chose Louisiana Tech over Louisiana-Lafayette, Memphis and SMU ... Recruited by Jeff Koonz.