BATON ROUGE, La. -- Frank Wilson hasn't been taking it easy on his players lately. LSU's running backs coach has been giving Terrence Magee and Kenny Hilliard a heavy workload in spring practice, which was partially out of necessity since the two seniors are the only scholarship tailbacks on the Tigers' spring roster.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Kenny Hilliard walked into the first player interview session of LSU's August camp Monday looking rather svelte. "I'm 230 pounds," he said with pride, while explaining how he lost about 10 pounds since the 2012 season by consulting with a dietician and cutting out the fast food and soul food he loves.
It was a huge weekend for LSU football. It was also a bit of a black eye for Tigers football. On the same weekend LSU set an NFL record with six defensive players drafted in the first three rounds and a school record with nine players total getting picked, the Tigers also had two players arrested -- their leading rusher and a draft prospect two nights before he was picked.
How does LSU produce so many NFL draft picks? Recruiting is one good answer. Another is development. The Tigers set an NFL draft record with six defensive players picked in the first two days (top three rounds), finishing with a school-record nine players drafted overall.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- GTN writer Gary Laney took your questions about the Tigers as they headed to the home stretch of spring practice: From: Tone (Denver): Gary, do you think Zach Mettenberger will be better prepared to perform at a higher level than last year?
BATON ROUGE, La. -- It's only going to look like an all-comer's combine. LSU's Pro Day on Wednesday will feature a whopping 28 participants, the result of a year where the Tigers sent 13 players to the NFL combine.