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LSU Quarterbacks – Youthful Talent
I have always wondered if there was ever a situation in recent big time college football history that a preseason top ten ranked team has ever entered a season like the 2009 LSU Tigers? Case in point: The Tigers enter the season as a consensus preseason top ten team w...
4 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU Quarterbacks – Youthful Talent ( 1 )
LSU Tigers – It’s Not Where You Start, But Where You Finish
As any coach or player would tell you, not a whole lot of stock is placed in preseason rankings. But let’s look at the LSU Tigers going in to the 2009 season. The Tigers were ranked ninth in the Coaches Preseason poll which was released earlier today. This marked the...
4 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU Tigers – It’s Not Where You Start, But Where You Finish ( 0 )
LSU trying to recover after emotionally draining setback
Talk about a letdown. If you're LSU, do you prepare for Troy this week after having gone toe-to-toe with top-ranked Alabama and your former coach Nick Saban? Commentary: LSU’s third loss in nine games counts just as much as the others, but this was far different than t...
5 years, 8 months ago   |   LSU trying to recover after emotionally draining setback ( 1 )
Frenzied LSU fans ready for Saban’s long-awaited return
As LSU senior linebacker Darry Beckwith put it, “Ole Saint Nick” is returning to Tiger Stadium. The coach LSU fans love to hate will be in their midst again when the Tigers entertain the undefeated and No. 1 Alabama Crimson Tide on Saturday. Commentary: The Tiger fait...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Frenzied LSU fans ready for Saban’s long-awaited return ( 1 )
LSU makes dubious history in losing to Georgia
Well, if nothing else, the LSU Tigers’ 52-38 loss to the Georgia Bulldogs last week was historic. Coupled with a 51-21 setback at Florida, LSU has now allowed 50 points twice in a season for the first time ever. Commentary: It’s not so troubling that LSU has lost two o...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   LSU makes dubious history in losing to Georgia ( 2 )
LSU gets ugly win over South Carolina
Ugly can be pretty when it means a victory, particularly one as imperative as the LSU Tigers’ 24-17 win over the South Carolina Gamecocks last Saturday. Not only did LSU avoid its second consecutive loss, but it may have salvaged its season in the process. <b>Commentar...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   LSU gets ugly win over South Carolina ( 1 )
LSU couldn’t back up talk against Florida
It’s a good thing LSU didn’t bring junior defensive tackle Ricky Jean-Francois to its game at Florida last Saturday. It saved Francois from getting the kind of whipping that the Tigers took in losing their first game of the season, 51-21. Commentary: The worst setback...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   LSU couldn’t back up talk against Florida ( 1 )
Open date aside, LSU ready to face Florida on the road
LSU didn’t lose a game, but it lost in the polls simply for having an open date last week. After its one-spot drop to third in The Associated Press Top 25, LSU travels to 11th-ranked Florida on Saturday. Commentary: If coach Les Miles’ enthusiasm is infectious, the Tig...
5 years, 9 months ago   |   Open date aside, LSU ready to face Florida on the road ( 1 )
Even at less than its best, LSU breezes by Mississippi State
Well, at least LSU avoided the upset bug last week. The Tigers surely weren’t at their best in beating Mississippi State, 34-24, but they won, which is more than three of the previously top four ranked teams can say. Commentary: Redshirt freshman Jarrett Lee gave a str...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Even at less than its best, LSU breezes by Mississippi State ( 1 )
LSU now SEC, BCS title contender again
Last Saturday, LSU and Auburn waged another physical, tense battle which came down to the final minute. The same thing seems to happen every year between the two programs, so how the game was played wasn't too surprising. However, this year’s result was slightly diffe...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   LSU now SEC, BCS title contender again ( 1 )
Lee, Scott leading LSU’s offense
OK, so LSU quarterback Andrew Hatch was left virtually punch-drunk against Auburn last weekend, but who was knocked down for the count? Auburn, of course, as LSU responded with a dramatic 26-21 victory. Commentary: After a dreadful first-half performance in which he th...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   Lee, Scott leading LSU’s offense ( 2 )
LSU hopes home isn’t so sweet after all in its SEC opener
The road has been rocky in the LSU-Auburn series, with the last eight games having been won by the home team. What’s more, six of the last eight winners have gone on to win the Southeastern Conference Western Division championship. Commentary: After weathering the di...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   LSU hopes home isn’t so sweet after all in its SEC opener ( 2 )
LSU ready to play again after Hurricane Gustav’s destruction
Now that LSU finally has a chance to play a game again, there’s still a problem: Where will the Tigers face North Texas on Saturday? Hurricane Ike’s uncertain path has LSU officials making contingency plans should the storm mimic Hurricane Gustav and make landfall...
5 years, 10 months ago   |   LSU ready to play again after Hurricane Gustav’s destruction ( 0 )
LSU opens season well amid gloomy backdrop
For all the uncertainty surrounding LSU’s season opener this past Saturday against Appalachian State, there was no doubt about the Tigers’ strength. On the first play from scrimmage, senior running back Charles Scott bolted 56 yards. On the next play, he scampered...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU opens season well amid gloomy backdrop ( 1 )
LSU won’t suffer Michigan’s fate against Appalachian State
LSU opens its national title defense Saturday evening in Tiger Stadium against a Football Championship Subdivision (formerly 1-AA) team. It would appear to be a rather mundane start to the season, but this isn’t any FCS club. It’s three-time defending champion Appal...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU won’t suffer Michigan’s fate against Appalachian State ( 1 )
LSU’s Miles still hasn’t named starting QB
Nothing yet. Coach Les Miles held his first weekly press luncheon of the year Monday, and still no word on his starting quarterback. If Miles knows the identity of his starter, he wouldn’t reveal it. Miles might tell the players Thursday, he said. Certainly, everyon...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU’s Miles still hasn’t named starting QB ( 1 )
Back problems sideline two LSU quarterbacks
LSU has completed the three scrimmages it planned to conduct in getting ready for the Aug. 30 season opener against Appalachian State in Tiger Stadium. But we'll get back to that later. Besides the public and media, which were barred from the workouts, the real news wa...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   Back problems sideline two LSU quarterbacks ( 0 )
LSU looks to offensive line for stability
Football games are won in the trenches. You’ve heard coaches, players and announcers say it for years, probably because it’s true. The team that controls the line of scrimmage is going to win the game. No one knows that better than LSU head coach Les Miles. In...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU looks to offensive line for stability ( 2 )
LSU should start Jefferson from Day 1
After having an embarrassment of riches at quarterback only two seasons ago, LSU now faces a major dilemma at the position. During the 2006 season, which ended in a Sugar Bowl dismantling of Notre Dame, LSU had JaMarcus Russell, Matt Flynn and Ryan Perrilloux on its ro...
5 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU should start Jefferson from Day 1 ( 0 )
LSU intensifies efforts in getting ready for season opener
As its Aug. 30 season opener draws closer, LSU has intensified preparations for Appalachian State. The Tigers conducted their first scrimmage of the summer this past Tuesday in getting ready for an even more strenuous scrimmage scheduled for Saturday at Tiger Stadium....
5 years, 11 months ago   |   LSU intensifies efforts in getting ready for season opener ( 1 )