Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • LSU's La'el Collins meets with BR police for questioning in murder investigation

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins met with Baton Rouge police homicide detectives for more than an hour Monday at Louisiana State Police headquarters as part of a murder investigation in which Collins' former girlfriend was killed. Collins did not speak as he left the building..." May 05

  • Report: La'el Collins sought by Baton Rouge police for questioning about recent shooting death of pregnant woman

    The Advocate "Baton Rouge police seek to speak with former LSU offensive lineman La'el Collins about the recent shooting death of a pregnant woman who's believed to be an ex-girlfriend of Collins, according to an ESPN report. Collins isn't a suspect, police reportedly told ESPN. Collins is seen as someone..." April 28

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    Albert Breer @AlbertBreer

    1) Changing attitudes towards drugs? LSU CB Jalen Collins is a test case. Had multiple failed tests in college, per sources with 4 teams.

  • LSU coach Les Miles: Defensive tackle Travonte Valentine 'currently suspended'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles said after Saturday's spring game that freshman defensive tackle Travonte Valentine is suspended and his future with the team is in doubt. Valentine, a freshman from Miami, did not practice with the team throughout the spring drills. He joined the team for practice in the..." April 19

  • Former LSU CB Rashard Robinson expects to enroll at LSU in May

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "There has been a lot of news revolving around the LSU football program over the past few months, with the questions of Rashard Robinson's future in Baton Rouge certainly garnering their fair share of attention. The ever-changing landscape for his future evolves once again with Robinson telling..." March 25

  • Report: LSU's Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery

    The Score "Jalen Collins underwent foot surgery Thursday, but will be ready for NFL mini-camps, according to NFL.com's Gil Brandt. Collins is considered by many to be one of the top cornerbacks available in the upcoming 2015 NFL Draft, with some projecting the 22-year-old as a possible first-round..." March 22

  • LSU's Les Miles on NCAA violations: 'I don't know how it could have been done differently'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles said Saturday LSU was hamstrung by NCAA recruiting rules that resulted in violations and penalties handed down by the SEC last week. Speaking for the first time on the violations that resulted in a two-year ban on signing early enrollees to Financial Aid Agreements and..." March 09

  • John Chavis files lawsuit against LSU, Texas A&M over contract dispute

    CBSSports.com "Breakups can be so messy. According to KBTX.com, former LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis has filed a lawsuit against both LSU and Texas A&M over his contract situation. The root of the issue is whether LSU is owed money for Chavis leaving the school to take the same job at Texas A&M, and..." February 28

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    Shea Dixon @Sheadixon

    5-star CB Saivion Smith says he is "100-percent committed" to #LSU. Huge get for the Tigers. #Bolts http://t.co/c9up1wqyV3

  • LSU receives a commitment from Florida five-star DB Saivion Smith

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU received a big commitment Tuesday when defensive back Saivion Smith, from Bradenton, Florida, declared for the Tigers on ESPNU. The 6-foot-1, 180-pound prospect is listed as the number one cornerback prospect in the country by Rivals.com, 247Sports, Scout.com and ESPN. The IMG Academy..." February 24

  • LSU assistant Sean Patterson Jr. leaves LSU after brother commits to Ole Miss

    USA Today "Sean Patterson Jr. left his job as a quality control assistant with the LSU football team last week just days before his younger brother Shea Patterson, the No. 1 high school quarterback in the nation out of Calvary Academy in Shreveport, decided to commit to Ole Miss on Tuesday. Sean Patterson..." February 17

  • Reports: Georgia WR coach Tony Ball leaves for LSU

    CBSSports.com "According to multiple reports, including one from Dawgs247.com, Georgia wide receivers coach Tony Ball will join LSU's coaching staff in the same role. Former Tigers wide receivers coach Adam Henry left to join the San Francisco 49ers staff earlier this week, creating the vacancy." February 14

  • LSU hurdler Moore hopes to be football walk-on after transferring from TCU

    The Daily Reveille "As a three-time Georgia state champion in the 110-meter hurdles, LSU sophomore hurdler Jordan Moore was ranked No. 3 in the nation in the event. He had scholarship offers to run track at any college of his choice. But Moore is a two sport athlete, and he wasn’t ready to give up football. The..." February 10

  • LSU target Leo Lewis chooses Mississippi State

    The Advocate "Brookhaven (Mississippi) High linebacker Leo Lewis has signed with Mississippi State, he announced Wednesday on National Signing Day. Lewis, ranked as a four-star recruit, had been an Ole Miss State commitment since September. He had also been an Alabama commitment, according to the Biloxi..." February 04

  • LSU lands 4-star defensive end Key out of Georgia high school

    Fox Sports South "Four-star defensive end Arden Key pulled an LSU cap from underneath a table and placed it on his head, announcing his decision to join the Tigers football program in the fall of 2015. The 6-foot-5, 210-pound pass rusher ended any speculation on where he'd play football live on the FOX Sports South..." February 03

  • LSU Kevin Steele to get two-year contract for $1M a year; salary a big drop from John Chavis’ deal

    The Advocate "New LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has been offered a two-year contract paying him $1 million per year. Steele’s contract was released Monday afternoon and is expected to be approved by the LSU Board of Supervisors on Friday. Steele’s salary is $300,000 less than what his..." January 31

  • Ezekiel Elliott tops, OSU QB trio among early Heisman favorites

    College Football Talk "If you thought the third-string quarterback who helped propel Ohio State to a three-win postseason run that culminated in a national championship, and who eschewed early entry into the NFL draft, would be the current Heisman front-runner, you’d be wrong. Instead, it’s his backfield mate Ezekiel..." January 30

  • LSU lands a huge, surprise commitment from 5-star OL Chidi Valentine-Okeke

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In what can only be labeled as a surprise announcement, Georgia offensive lineman Chidi Valentine-Okeke declared for LSU on Thursday morning. The 6-foot-6, 310-pound prospect picked LSU over Alabama and Auburn. LSU head coach Les Miles and offensive line coach Jeff Grimes had an in-home visit..." January 30

  • LSU QB Brandon Harris' high school coach encouraged him to transfer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris was encouraged to transfer by his high school coach last season, the coach said on a Shreveport radio station Wednesday morning. Bossier City-Parkway High School coach David Feaster, in an interview on the Tim Fletcher Show on 1130-AM, wasn't happy with the way..." January 29

  • LSU's Jalen Mills gets April trial date related to allegation that he punched a woman

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was given an April 8 trial date for a charge of misdemeanor simple assault related a woman's accusation that he punched her in the mouth, according to court records. One of the team's standout players, Mills was arrested in June after a woman who claims he punched..." January 28

  • Leonard Fournette's brother, Lanard, to join him at LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Lanard Fournette will be joining his brother Leonard at LSU next fall. The 2015 St. Augustine standout played wide receiver and running back for the Purple Knights but NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune's James Smith said he projects as a slot receiver at the college level. " January 26

  • LSU defensive tackle Mickey Johnson says he will transfer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU sophomore defensive tackle Mickey Johnson told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Saturday via text he will transfer to another school for the 2015 season. Johnson, a four-star recruit from St. Paul's in Covington, said he has not been given a release but expects to get one when he graduates in..." January 19

  • Report: A Man Chose To Go To Jail Over Naming The LSU Player Whose Game-Worn Gear He Sold On eBay

    College Spun "Fletcher Sanders’ love for the LSU football program is serious, so serious that the 25-year-old Baton Rouge native opted to go to jail over potentially hurting the Tigers. Sanders, an employee at a Baton Rouge shoe store, sold on eBay a pair of gloves and game-worn cleats used by an LSU player..." January 15

  • LSU names Alabama LB coach Kevin Steele new defensive coordinator

    CBSSports.com "LSU has named Alabama linebackers coach Kevin Steele the Tigers' new defensive coordinator, the school confirmed Tuesday afternoon. A 56-year-old coaching veteran with two previous stints as an FBS defensive play-caller, Steele replaces his good friend John Chavis, who recently left LSU's..." January 13

  • LSU DE Danielle Hunter to enter NFL Draft

    CBSSports.com "After a lot of speculation about his future, LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter took to Twitter on Friday to clear up his status once and for all. He's leaving LSU to enter the NFL Draft. Hunter is an intriguing draft prospect. He finished the 2014 season third on the Tigers with 73 tackles, but..." January 10

  • LSU'S Jerald Hawkins, Jalen Mills to return in 2015, website reports

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU sophomore offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins and junior defensive back Jalen Mills are telling those close to them they play to return to LSU for the 2015 season, according to a website report via Twitter. Also, linebacker Lamar Louis, who was not expected to leave, confirmed his return with a..." January 08

  • Sources say Ohio State QB Braxton Miller could be headed to LSU

    CBSSports.com "According to sources, there is a likely scenario that two-time Big 10 MVP Braxton Miller could be leaving Ohio State to play for LSU. The starting quarterback for the Buckeyes, who has been replaced by two younger backups on their way to Monday night's national championship game, has already..." January 06

  • Notre Dame QB Everett Golson has reached out to LSU about transferring, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Notre Dame quarterback Everett Golson, who played against LSU less than a week ago, is interested in becoming a Tiger. The senior, who is scheduled to graduate in May, has reached out to LSU about transferring there for his final season of NCAA eligibility. Golson, who helped the Irish to a..." January 05

  • LSU's leading tackler Kwon Alexander to enter the 2015 NFL draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's leading tackler, linebacker Kwon Alexander, announced via Twitter Wednesday that he's leaving the Tigers early to enter the 2015 NFL draft. He's the first of as many as seven underclassmen who might take the plunge. Alexander, who had a team-leading 11 tackles in the Tigers' 31-28 loss to..." January 02

  • LSU CB Jalen Collins to enter draft

    ESPN.com "LSU cornerback Jalen Collins announced on his social media accounts Thursday that he will forgo his senior season and enter the NFL draft. ESPN NFL draft analyst Mel Kiper Jr. recently listed Collins as the No. 8 cornerback prospect for the 2015 draft. However, Collins told reporters before the..." January 02

  • Report: John Chavis leaving LSU for Texas A&M

    CBSSports.com "When Will Muschamp suddenly became available there were a few SEC teams looking to add him as their defensive coordinator, but Auburn was the school that got him. Texas A&M was one of the schools that missed out, but they seem to have found a replacement within their own division. Fox Sports'..." December 31

  • Leonard Fournette's 2015 Heisman campaign has officially started

    Fox Sports - College Football "Remember when LSU running back Leonard Fournette struck a Heisman pose after scoring on Sam Houston State back in September? It seemed premature at the time, especially for a true freshman playing in his second college game. It doesn't anymore. Fournette went off Tuesday in the Music City..." December 30

  • LSU cornerback Jalen Collins to enter draft, Jalen Mills to stay, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "erback Jalen Collins will enter the 2015 NFL draft but fellow defensive back Jalen Mills is staying, sources close to LSU told NOLA.com | The times-Picayune Sunday. Both players are juniors. Collins received a favorable draft grade from the NFL Advisory Committee while Mills did not, the source..." December 23

  • 5-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack announces his top 2 schools

    The Score "After decommiting from Texas A&M on Friday, five-star defensive tackle Daylon Mack has announced which schools he's considering playing at next season. " December 20

  • LSU WR Travin Dural says he coming back for 2015 season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's leading receiver Travin Dural told a Baton Rouge TV reporter Tuesday he will return for his junior season with the Tigers rather than enter the NFL Draft. Dural, who caught 37 passes for 758 yards and seven touchdowns, is a draft eligible sophomore because he redshirted in his first..." December 17

  • Les Miles: Not returning to Michigan

    ESPN.com "Les Miles will not be the next coach at Michigan. So says Les Miles. After LSU's Monday evening bowl practice, the Tigers' coach addressed persistent rumors that he will return to his alma mater, where he played under Bo Schembechler and spent a decade as an assistant coach. Miles refused to..." December 16

  • Michigan contacts LSU's Les Miles about coaching job, according to report

    SB Nation "Still searching for a new head coach, Michigan has contacted LSU's Les Miles about the position, per Sam Webb of U-M's Scout site. However, Football Scoop says it's unlikely anything will come from the overture. Miles has a history of being a potential candidate for the Wolverines, seeing his..." December 10

  • LSU's Les Miles tells recruit he's staying, report says

    Detroit News "LSU coach Les Miles, a former Michigan player and assistant coach thought to be in the running for Michigan's head coaching position, has told at least one recruit he's not heading to Ann Arbor. Brady Hoke was fired on Tuesday after four years as Michigan's coach. Interim athletic director Jim..." December 05

  • LSU's Les Miles sidesteps questions about Michigan

    Michigan Live "Les Miles and Michigan go way back. And every time there's been speculation about the future of the Michigan football head coaching job since 2007, Miles' name has been right there. It was there in 2007, when he sternly denied a report he was headed to Ann Arbor while his LSU team was..." November 25

  • Source: LSU running back Kenny Hlliard to miss rest of regular season

    The Advocate "LSU senior running back Kenny Hilliard is out for the final two regular season games, a source told The Advocate. Hilliard suffered a shoulder injury on the third play of LSU’s 20-13 loss to No. 4 Alabama last week. He did not return to the game, and he was doubtful for Saturday’s game against..." November 15

  • LSU AD apologizes for 'profane' chant at Nick Saban during Alabama game

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "A tense and great night for football between SEC West rivals LSU and Alabama was nearing the end Saturday night when a small portion of the capacity crowd put a black mark on the night. With action stopped, a small group which sounded primarily like the student section began chanting 'F___ you..." November 11

  • LSU CB Rashard Robinson suspended indefinitely, school announces

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU starting cornerback Rashard Robinson has been indefinitely suspended from the team, the school announced shortly before the Tigers' game against Alabama. He will be replaced by junior Jalen Collins. Robinson, a 6-feet-3, 177-pound sophomore from Pompano Beach, Fla., has played in eight..." November 11

  • LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis gets one-year extension

    The Advocate "LSU defensive coordinator John Chavis received a one-year contract extension through the 2015 season, according to a letter of agreement the school provided The Advocate on Monday. Chavis received the extension in January 2013, the letter says. Chavis’ previous three-year contract with the..." November 05

  • Miles tries to keep QB under hat

    The Advertiser "LSU football coach Les Miles promised on his radio show Wednesday night that one of his two quarterbacks will start Saturday at Florida. And that is about as much as he will reveal until Saturday. True freshman Brandon Harris started the 41-7 loss at Auburn last week, and struggled, completing..." October 09

  • LSU DB Dwayne Thomas likely out for the season, source says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU defensive back Dwayne Thomas suffered a torn anterior cruciate ligament and is likely out for the season, a source confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times Picayune. Thomas, a redshirt sophomore from New Orleans, was injured when he tried to tackle New Mexico State quarterback Tyler Rogers in the..." October 01

  • Les Miles: Brandon Harris has closed gap, but Anthony Jennings should start for LSU

    The Advocate "In an expected move, coach Les Miles announced Wednesday that Anthony Jennings should start at quarterback for LSU against New Mexico State on Saturday. But the coach left the door open for a change. “I think Anthony Jennings will take the first snap,” Miles said. “Right now it looks pretty..." September 25

  • Mullen on Day suspension: "We disagree with the decision..."

    The Dispatch "Hours after the Southeastern Conference announced a one-game suspension for Mississippi State center Dillon Day following a pair of incidents during MSU's 34-29 win over LSU Saturday night, Bulldogs' head coach Dan Mullen wasted little time in standing behind his fifth-year senior Tuesday night...." September 24

  • Injured in car wreck, Travin Dural to play for LSU Sat.

    College Football Talk "As it turns out, Travin Dural will get the opportunity to add to his burgeoning offensive legend this weekend. Speaking to reporters Wednesday evening, head coach Les Miles confirmed that the wide receiver returned to practice Wednesday after missing the previous two. Dural suffered minor..." September 11

  • LSU's Dural misses practice after car accident

    The Advertiser "Travin Dural, who is off to the best start for a wide receiver in LSU football history after two games with 291 receiving yards on six catches, suffered minor injuries in a car accident Saturday night here. Dural, a sophomore from Breaux Bridge who leads the nation with 48.5 yards per catch and..." September 10

  • LSU's Leonard Fournette said to regret striking Heisman pose

    NFL.com "Highly touted LSU true freshman tailback Leonard Fournette was widely -- and rightly -- derided for striking the Heisman pose this past Saturday against Sam Houston State, and Tigers coach Les Miles said Fournette basically apologized to his teammates. Fournette, who received a ton of preseason..." September 10