SEC: Harry Coleman

Scott, LaFell get second chance at pro day

March, 16, 2010
LSU safety Chad Jones thinks he helped himself Monday at LSU's pro day and is hopeful of going in the second round of the draft.

The same goes for LSU receiver Brandon LaFell.

Ideally, they would like to climb into the latter part of the first round, but that's probably not realistic, which means a streak could be ending for LSU.

The Tigers have gone six straight years with a first-round selection in the NFL draft, which is the longest active streak in the nation.

Jones came back from a so-so showing at the NFL combine and ran a 4.54 in the 40-yard dash at LSU's pro day after running a 4.57 in Indianapolis. That's a decent time for a safety of his size. But his bench-press numbers were still puzzling. He did improve to 11 reps of 225 pounds. That's after doing just nine reps at the combine.

For comparison, 170-pound Ole Miss running back Dexter McCluster did 20 reps.

LaFell improved his 40 time from a 4.59 to a 4.55. He said he was limited at the combine because he was still recovering from a knee injury he suffered in the bowl game.

Cornerback Chris Hawkins had the fastest 40 time at LSU's pro day (4.40). Safety/linebacker Harry Coleman helped himself by running a 4.45, while running back Charles Scott was clocked at 4.53.

SEC Players of the Week

October, 26, 2009
Posted by's Chris Low

The SEC league office has announced its top performers for Week 8:


Dexter McCluster, RB/WR, Ole Miss: Tallied 260 all-purpose yards and a touchdown as Ole Miss defeated Arkansas 30-17. He took a middle screen from Jevan Snead and turned it into a 64-yard TD reception. McCluster became the first Ole Miss player in the modern era (records dating back to 1965) to top the 100-yard mark in both rushing and receiving in the same game.


Harry Coleman, LB, LSU: Recorded nine total tackles, including a pair of sacks and two forced fumbles, in LSU’s 31-10 win over Auburn. Both of his fumbles led to points.


Leigh Tiffin, PK, Alabama: Connected on four field goals -- Alabama’s only points of the game -- in the Crimson Tide’s 12-10 win against Tennessee. Tiffin’s field goals were from 38, 50, 22 and 49 yards.


Jorge Gonzalez, T, Kentucky: Led an offensive line that accounted for 330 yards and averaged 6.3 yards per play in Kentucky’s 36-13 win against Louisiana-Monroe. He graded out at 86 percent and did not allow a sack against the Warhawks.


Terrence Cody, T, Alabama: Blocked two field goals and had two tackles in Alabama’s 12-10 victory over Tennessee. His second blocked field goal of the contest came on the last play of the game on an attempted 44-yard field goal to preserve the Crimson Tide win.


Johnthan Banks, DB, Mississippi State: Intercepted a pair of Florida passes and ran both back for touchdowns in Mississippi State’s 29-19 loss to Florida. He becomes the first MSU player to ever return two interceptions for scores in the same game and only the third player in SEC history with a pair of pick-sixes.

Recapping LSU's spring game

April, 20, 2009

Posted by's Chris Low

The big story lines at LSU's spring game were that nobody got hurt and sophomore Jordan Jefferson tightened his hold on the starting quarterback job.

Otherwise, the Tigers were like everybody else in the SEC on Saturday. They got in and out without showing too much.

LSU coach Les Miles' confidence in his quarterbacks is greater than it ever was at any point last fall, and that confidence showed up in the way they played this spring, particularly Jefferson. He has a much better feel for the offense after starting the last two games a year ago as a true freshman and made the most of his first spring practice.

Charles Scott scored a pair of touchdowns for the White team, made up of first-teamers, and true freshman quarterback Russell Shepard showcased his ability to make things happen while leading the Purple team. Shepard isn't going to unseat Jefferson as the starter, but the Tigers will have a package ready for the multi-talented Shepard, who throws it well enough to be effective and is an absolute blur in the open field.

Defensively, cornerback Patrick Peterson returned an interception 69 yards for a touchdown. The Tigers' secondary is deep and talented will allow first-year defensive coordinator John Chavis a lot of flexibility. Harry Coleman, who started last season at strong safety, played most of the spring game at outside linebacker.

Here's a link to LSU's official Web site, which has a roundup, stats and quotes from the Tigers' spring game.