LSU Dismisses Honey Badger--Tyrann Mathieu
Heisman Trophy finalist Tyrann Mathieu was kicked off LSU's football team Friday for breaking an athletic department rule, a blow to the Tigers' national championship hopes three weeks before their season opener.
The junior defensive back nicknamed Honey Badger was a surprising Heisman candidate last season when the Tigers won the Southeastern Conference championship and reached the BCS title game. They are among the favorites to win the championship this year.
At a news conference Friday, coach Les Miles would not specify the reason Mathieu was dismissed.
LSU Offers 8th Grader
ESPN- Last week, a hopeful prospect showed up at LSU's July football camp. He posted an impressive 4.46 40-yard dash, and he earned a scholarship offer from the Tigers' coaching staff for his efforts.
It's a scene that plays out on college campuses every single summer, although this offer was different for one main reason -- Dylan Moses has yet to start eighth grade.
Considering the Tigers are only just starting to hand out offers to members of the Class of 2014, it came as a bit surprise for a 2017 prospect to get one.
SEC WEST: LSU Leads 2012 Recruiting Through July 31, 2011
Through the end of July, here are the verbal commits for 2012:
1) LSU Tigers 18
2) Alabama Crimson Tide 14
3) Miss State Bulldogs 14
4) Auburn Tigers 13
5) Arkansas Razorbacks 12
6) Ole Miss Rebels 8
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Impact Freshman: SEC West
Ha’Sean Clinton-Dix, S: Alabama boasts one of the best safety tandems in the league in Mark Barron and Robert Lester, but the 6-foot-1, 203-pound Clinton-Dix has the size and skill set to come in and make the Crimson Tide even stronger on the back end of their defense.
Cyrus Kouandjio, OT: One of the top offensive tackle prospects in the country last year, Kouandjio could provide some immediate depth. The Tide were already looking at moving All-SEC guard Barrett Jones to left tackle.
Jarvis Landry, WR: If the Tigers are going to make a run at a national championship in 2011, they’re going to need a lot more production from their passing game than they got a year ago. Landry is dynamic in the open field and should complement Rueben Randle and Russell Shepard nicely.
Les Miles Visiting ESPN Studios
LSUSPORTSNET- Miles has become somewhat of a regular on ESPN as he recently shot his second commercial for the network, which will promote the networks popular college football preview show - GameDay.
Miles is featured in the commercial that also includes ESPN personalities Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and Desmond Howard. The commercial, which is still in production, is expected to air beginning in July.
VIDEO: LSU Commit John Thomas---Man Among Boys
Our sources have told us we have to check out this video and we did. We found this footage of LSU commit John Thomas Tight End 6'6", 225 lbs from Boosier City, Louisiana.
He looks like a man among boys.
Miles Attends Bayou Jamb---Talks Importance of Encouraging YouthTHE NEWS STAR
- There was food, golf, laughter and education Friday as dozens of coaches gathered at the Southern Pines Golf and Country Club's Pine Hills Course clubhouse Friday for the annual Bayou Jamb Coaches Clinic and Golf Scramble.
RECRUITING: LSU Picks Up 3rd Commitment for Weekend
Our Sources indicate Jerquinick Sandolph of Boutte, LA has committed to LSU. Sandolph is 6'1" 180 lbs plays cornerback and is the third commitment for LSU this weekend.
Sandolph also had offers from Memphis and Pittsburgh.
RECRUITING: Commitment Switches from Texas A&M to LSU
RIVALS- Jerald Hawkins 6'7", 285 lbs from St. Mary's in Baldwin, Louisiana switched his commit from A&M to LSU on Saturday.
He also had offers from Memphis, Tulane and Southern Miss.
LSU Picks Up Commitment from Home State
BAYOU BENGAL INSIDER- Derrick Raymond from East Jefferson High in Louisiana committed to Les Miles on Saturday at LSU Family Day.
Raymond is 6'2, 175 lbs and has offers from Ole Miss, Miss State, and Tennessee.
He also had offers from Texas A & M, Nebraska, and Penn State.
Will the LSU Offense Take-Off Under Kragthorpe?
CHUCKOLIVER.NET- Kragthrope favors multiple formations utilizing the same personnel. I-formation, single back, shotgun, etc., all without substituting players.
This should take advantage of LSU's incredible wealth of offensive talent and versatility while exploiting defenses who won't have the chance to make substitutions.
SEC Quarterback Battles
ESPN- There are four SEC schools that still haven't locked down a starting QB for the 2011 season. This articles looks at the battles going on for Alabama, Auburn, Ole Miss and Florida....
Click on web link for full espn story
SPORTING NEWS Pre-Season: LSU #1
2 THE ADVOCATE- The magazine's senior writers have picked the LSU Tigers to be the pre-season #1 team in the country. Alabama was picked #3.
The writers noted that LSU had a tough schedule but plenty of talent to win.
RECRUITING: Bama Leads SEC West with Commitments 5-24-11
As we approach Memorial Day weekend, the Tide lead in commitments for the SEC West:
Ole Miss 5
Miss State 2
Miles Welcomes 2-Sport Athletes at LSU
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED- LSU Coach Les Miles has had success recruiting big time athletes because of his 2 sport policy.
The policy helped recently in recruiting star running back Spencer Ware who is also a center fielder on the baseball team.
New LSU Football Video--Highlights for 2011
LSUSportsNet- LSU staff puts together another great highlight video. If you are ready for football in May, you got to see this.
LSU Sets School Record for Ticket Sales for Away Football Game
WAFB- LSU opens the 2011 football season against Oregon in the Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas with 37,000 tickets sold....
Game is scheduled for September 3rd at 7 pm...
SEC Toughest September Schedules--
ESPN- Sports Analyst Chris Low seems to think LSU, Georgia and Alabama have the toughest start....here's why....
Quarterback Battles Continue in SEC West
LINDY SPORTS-- Alabama, Auburn and Ole Miss still are trying to figure out who the starting QB will be...
SEC Dominates NFL Draft---10 Players in 1st Round---9:21 amESPN-
Round One: The SEC had 5 of the first 6 picks, 4 from Alabama, from 6 different SEC schools....
RECRUITING: SEC WEST---Total Commits thru April .......6:10 pm
SEC SPORTS REPORT- Alabama leads the pack for the 2012 commits.
Ole Miss 3
Miss State 2
SEC Expected to Dominate 1st Round Picks 11:28 amESPN-
Analyst Mel Kiper believes the SEC will have 5 of the first 6 picks and at least 9 in the first round...
RECRUITING: Ole Miss Rebels Get Two Verbals from S. Panola High, Batesville, Miss 4:50 pm
CLARION-LEDGER- Isaac Gross, Defensive Lineman, 6'4" 240 lbs had offers from Tenn, ALA, Miss State.
Temerio Strong, Linebacker, 6'1" 217 lbs had offers from LSU, Tenn, Miss State
Les Miles Sister Dies in Car Accident
Coach Miles is grieving the loss of his sister who was killed in a traffic accident
Les Miles Staying at LSU
Les Miles met with Michigan officials but no offer was made. Joe Schad with ESPN had reported earlier in the week that if the Michigan job was offered, Miles would take it. Miles has stated publicly he will continue to be the head football coach for LSU....
LSU RIPS TEXAS A&M 41-24-------IS LES MILES STAYING OR GOING??
In Michigan, the Wolverines are searching for a head football coach. Our prediction is that the timing is better for Les Miles to return to his alma mater this time around.
Too much scrutiny and competition in the SEC to make Miles stay around. Even when he is winning, Miles has been getting pummeled by the media and the Tiger fans...
If the job is offered, Miles is gone....
SEC Bowl Games
Ten SEC teams will play in postseason bowl games.
Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl: North Carolina 30 Tennessee 27– FINAL
AutoZone Liberty Bowl – Georgia 6 Central Florida 10 FINAL
Chick-fil-A Bowl – South Carolina 17 Florida State 26 FINAL– ESPN
Outback Bowl - Florida 37 Penn State 24 FINAL
Gator Bowl– Michigan 14 Mississippi State 52 FINAL--
Capital One Bowl - Alabama 49 Michigan State 7 FINAL--
Allstate Sugar Bowl - Arkansas 26. Ohio State 31 final
AT&T Cotton Bowl – Texas A&M 24 LSU 41 final
BBVA Compass Bowl – Pittsburgh vs. Kentucky – Noon ET, ESPN (Pitt favored by 3 points)
Tostitos BCS National Championship Game – Oregon vs. Auburn -8:30 pm ET, ESPN (Auburn Tigers favored by 3 points)
BREAKING.....NCAA RULES: CAM NEWTON ELIGIBLE
Auburn fans got the news they wanted to hear but the investigation may not be over yet.
Very interesting ruling and timing by the NCAA....This clearance by the NCAA almost guarantees Cam Newton will win the Heisman trophy.
SEC GAME OF THE WEEK---#4 Auburn vs #6 LSU
SPORTS ILLUSTRATED- Two teams in the SEC West are undefeated and this Saturday they will meet and only one goes home a winner. LSU Defensive coordinator John Chavis believes his team can contain Cam Newton better than the other defenses Auburn has faced...
AP TOP 25-- Auburn Top SEC Team, Alabama Toppled to #8, Gamecocks in Top 10, Florida Demoted to #22
#7 Auburn Tigers
#8 Alabama Crimson Tide
#10 South Carolina
To see full AP Top 25, click link.
SEC vs ACC: LSU vs North Carolina--12 Tar Heels Declared Ineligible
ESPN- The pressure just got stronger on LSU coach Les Miles with the announcement that 12 Tar Heel players would not be able to play on Saturday night's game.....
For Les Miles, It's 9-3 Season or Better or Find A New Job
TIMES PICAYUNE- Noboby really knows what to expect from the LSU Tigers in 2010. But the alumni understand, if the team loses more than three games, there will be a new coach in Baton Rouge....
Miles Loses Future Quarterback to Major League BaseballAL.COM-
Les Miles worked it as hard as he could. The glass was still half full until the Los Angeles Dodgers laid out $5.25 million over five years to Zach Lee to play baseball and give up LSU football....
Miles Starts 2010 on DefensiveNBC SPORTS-
LSU Coach Les Miles is still answering questions about the final 30 seconds against Ole Miss. With the Tigers picked 4th in the SEC West, Coach Miles is feeling the heat....
Southern Temperatures Scorching Players for Two a Days
Current Temperatures 5:58 pm Eastern Time
Tuscaloosa, AL 102*, Starkville, MS 100*,Columbia, SC 96*,
Fayetteville, AR 95*, Athens, GA 94*,Auburn, AL 93*
Oxford, MS 91*, Lexington, KY 91*,Baton Rouge, LA 86*
Gainesville, FL 85*, Knoxville, TN 84*,Nashville, TN 75*
LSU Losing Back Up QuarterbackTHE TIMES PICAYUNE
- Chris Garrett is leaving LSU that is for sure. Coach Miles says he is transferring, Garrett's family say he has letter stating his scholarship will not be renewed...
SEC PREVIEW: At Home with Les Miles (Video)
FOX SPORTS SOUTH- LSU fans and Fox Sports South gives us an inside look at Coach Les Miles. Talking LSU football by his pool, Miles gives a look at some of his strategies to win SEC Football...
BREAKING NEWS-- TOP 5 REASONS TEXAS WON'T JOIN SEC..
Texas knows that a weekly fight in the SEC could wear out the Longhorns. Texas wants to be the flagship of a conference and it won't happen with a move to the SEC....
Miles Working Zach Lee Hard on Being an LSU Football PlayerSHREVEPORT TIMES-
You have to hand it to Coach Les Miles for trying. Future LSU quarterback Zach Lee got drafted in the first round to play baseball and it looked like with the big money, his days in Louisiana were over. Not so fast. Coach Miles has Lee enrolled as a part time student and is saying publicly that Lee could be drafted in the first round of the NFL....
More Trouble for LSU--Promising QB Drafted to Play BaseballADVOCATE-
Some more difficult news for the LSU fans. QB hopeful Zach Lee got drafted in the first round to the LA Dodgers. With a signing bonus approaching $2 million, the Tigers should be losing a quarterback....
Athlon Sports SEC Football Predictions 2010
SEC EAST SEC WEST
1) Florida 1) Alabama
2) Georgia 2) Arkansas
3) South Carolina 3) Auburn
4) Tennessee 4) LSU
5) Kentucky 5) Ole Miss
6) Vanderbilt 6) Mississippi State
Paul Finebaum: Les Miles and Mark Richt Are in TroublePRESS-REGISTER-
Paul Finebaum is the first journalist to drop the bomb on a couple of great SEC coaches. The problem is his column is dead on. Which two SEC coaches must produce
or move on in 2010??
LSU Suspends Center for DWI ArrestLSU REVEILLE-
Coach Les Miles has suspended center Bob Hebert after the player received a DWI over the weekend....
Coach Miles Working Hard on Public Relations in State Tour2THE ADVOCATE
- Les Miles is making the rounds to Louisiana boosters and trying to make the case that his 5 years have been good for LSU. The events begin with a 30 minute promotional video including the National Championship, bowl game wins and NFL players drafted...
ROUND 4 NFL DRAFT of SEC PLAYERS
#103 LSU Perry Riley LB to Washington Redskins
#105 Kentucky Trevard Lindley CB to Philadelphia Eagles
#113 Florida Aaron Hernandez TE to New England Patriots
#120 Georgia Geno Atkins DT to Cincinnati Bengals
#123 LSU Al Woods DT to New Orleans Saints
#124 South Carolina Eric Norwood LB to Carolina Panthers
#129 Tennessee Jacques McClendon OG to Indianapolis Colts
Emerging SEC Quarterbacks for 2010ATLANTA JOURNAL CONSTITUTION
- Tony Barnhardt takes a closer look at the quarterbacks who will taking the snaps in 2010. Barnhardt believes there are only 2 solid qbs....read full story
SEC Coaching Seats Getting WarmSCOUT-
At this point, it doesn't look like any SEC coaches jobs are in danger for 2010 but a few have seats getting warm. Check out the latest on the 12 SEC coaches and where they rank going into the Spring of 2010...
LSU Spring Game--Running Game Great, Passing ???THE TIMES PICAYUNE
- LSU has to be impressed with their running backs who made something happen in the Spring game. The big question mark is can LSU throw the ball?...
Les Miles Believes 2010 Will Be Better for LSUESPN-
It's been a couple of down years in the bayou. Nobody knows it more than Les Miles. But for some reason, the team believes 2010 will be better. The Spring Game is Saturday and we should get a first look at this new LSU team...
LSU Finishing Up Spring PracticesESPN-
Chris Low spent some time with the Tigers as they finished up Spring Football and gives us a closer look about what to expect for Saturday's Spring game...
ESPN Breaks Down the SEC Running Backs 2010ESPN-
Chris Low breaks down the top running backs in the SEC for 2010...
LSU Football Spring 2010SCOUT
- LSU Spring football is about wrapped up and Shea Dixon has five things to mention about the Tigers...
Tennessee Levels LSU 59-49SEC Sports
- Tennessee had a sluggish first half but Wayne Chism and company pulled out the victory in the 2nd half...
SEC Mens Basketball Tournament ScheduleESPN
- Its March Madness. We found the brackets listed for you so you can pick a winner.
Holgate Signs With Football Speakers GroupSEC SPORTS REPORT
-Jay Holgate has joined Football Speakers
as a professional speaker. Jay is an SEC sports writer and motivational speaker based in Atlanta, Georgia. ...
POLL: Who Will Win the SEC West in Football in 2010?SEC SPORTS REPORT
- Fan feedback. Tell us who you think will win SEC football in the West in 2010...
SEC West Breakdown of 2010 SchedulesSCOUT
- Who has the most difficult schedule in the SEC West for 2010? Who has the best chance of going undefeated? Who has the toughest away games?
LSU Football Recruiting 2010SEC Sports Report
--SEC Analyst Jay Holgate talks with Dandy Don about the 2010 LSU football recruiting class....