BATON ROUGE, La. -- What LSU's national signing day lacked in last-minute fireworks, it more than made up for in overall effectiveness. The Tigers added just two new players to their class on Wednesday -- No.
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Editor's note: This week we continue to break down each of LSU's position groups as we prepare for the Tigers to open preseason practice in early August. After examining the offensive positions last week, today we shift to the other side of the ball with the defensive line.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- For most LSU fans, there is only one spring storyline that matters: the quarterback battle between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris. Indeed, the competition between junior Jennings (1,611 passing yards, 11 TDs, 7 INTs in 2014) and sophomore Harris (452 yards, 6 TDs, 2 INTs) might determine whether the Tigers re-emerge as legitimate contenders in the SEC West or remain in the middle of the pack like last season's 8-5 club.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's coaching staff had not fully completed its 2015 signing class before 2016 was already front-and-center in the coaches' minds. Only three days after national signing day, LSU will stage its "Boys From the Boot" recruiting weekend where it will host many of the state's up-and-coming prospects -- so getting the state's top talent on campus this weekend became an immediate top priority.
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LSU wrapped up an 8-4 regular season by edging Texas A&M on Thursday -- with freshman running back Leonard Fournette leading the way. Here is how Fournette and LSU's other true freshmen fared in the 23-17 victory over the Aggies: S Jamal Adams What he did: Adams started for the second time in the past three games and tied for the team lead with eight tackles, plus he made a tackle for loss.
With the obvious exception of tailback Leonard Fournette, whose 140 rushing yards and two touchdowns were key elements in the victory, LSU's true freshmen didn't make as big an impact as usual in Saturday's 30-27 win against Florida.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Plenty of true freshmen played in LSU's 63-7 rout of New Mexico State on Saturday, but it was Brandon Harris' night. The young quarterback led the Tigers' offense to touchdown in all seven of his possessions after replacing a slumping Anthony Jennings.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- In the first, second and fourth quarters last Saturday, Mississippi State's offense converted just one out of nine third downs. But in the Bulldogs' key third-quarter run - a stretch where they pushed their lead from 17-10 to 34-10 - State's offense didn't just convert on third down, it made some of its biggest plays of the entire game.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- When he and his teammates traveled to Houston last weekend, LSU safety Jalen Mills had no idea whether he'd actually play against Wisconsin. It wasn't until the final moments before his team took the field that Tigers coach Les Miles informed the junior safety of his decision.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has speed and athleticism in spades within its linebacking corps and a secondary that appears ready for a breakout season. The biggest unknown on the Tigers' defense -- a line that has little experience and only marginal productivity -- might be the biggest factor in whether LSU returns to its dominant form on D.