BATON ROUGE, La. -- Les Miles has never been afraid to play a true freshman -- LSU's sports information department reports that the Tigers have played 87 first-year freshmen in Miles' nine seasons -- but it has become one of the program's trademarks only in recent years.
As the 2014 NFL draft drew to a close last Saturday, I could still hear Joe Pendry's prophetic words in the press box on Nov. 5, 2011. Pendry, who had just retired the previous year as Alabama's offensive line coach, said there was a very simple reason that nobody could score a touchdown that night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU fans are drooling over uncommitted targets such as Malachi Dupre and Adoree' Jackson, which is understandable since four- and five-star prospects are statistically more likely to become productive college players.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- GeauxTigerNation writer Gary Laney answers your questions: From: Biff (Chicago): Do the recruiting coaches feel any advantage in having someone like Lavar Edwards, who wasn't a starter his senior year, get drafted into the NFL?
As LSU prepares to begin spring practice March 14, GeauxTigerNation will take daily looks at aspects of the spring camp. This is the sixth in the series: BATON ROUGE, La. -- In four years, LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has not yet had a unit allow an average of 20 points per game.
As LSU prepares to begin spring practice March 14, we'll take daily looks at aspects of the spring camp. This is the first in the series: BATON ROUGE, La. -- Spring practice can be looked at as simply 15 extra practices.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Whatever you do, don't try to out-evaluate LSU coaches. LSU has been one of college football's premier producers of pro talent in the Les Miles era, and more often than not, the eventual high draft picks are players who were unheralded recruits.