Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • Pair of 2014 LSU signees cited for misdemeanors

    College Football Talk "It’s certainly been an interesting last couple of months for LSU’s Class of 2014 — and for one signee in particular. Last week, incoming freshman Trey Lealaimatafao suffered what was initially feared to be an amputation-level injury to his arm after punching through a weight-room window...." July 30

  • LSU freshmen cited on bicycle theft, criminal mischief charges

    CBSSports.com "Two LSU freshmen defensive linemen were issued misdemeanor citations last week by campus police for separate July incidents, nola.com reported Monday. Per an LSU police official, Trey Lealaimatafao was cited last Thursday on a bicycle theft charge, and Davon Godchaux the previous Wednesday on a..." July 29

  • LSU freshman DT Trey Lealaimatafao released from hospital

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao was released from a local hospital Wednesday, two days after severely injuring his left arm from punching a glass window. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed that the 6-feet, 300-pounder from San Antonio, Texas, was..." July 24

  • LSU freshman suffers serious injury after punch through window, school confirms

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU freshman defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao suffered a serious arm injury when he punched a glass window in the team weight room, LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette confirmed to NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune Monday (July 21). Sources who were present said Lealaimatafao, a..." July 22

  • Bar owner: Alabama fan sucker-punched Titans QB

    USA Today "Tennessee Titans rookie quarterback Zach Mettenberger was the victim of a sucker punch during an incident over the weekend at a popular Nashville nightspot, according to its owner. Steve Ford, owner of Losers Most Wanted Bar & Grill, said Mettenberger did nothing to provoke another bar patron,..." July 22

  • Former LSU kicker James Hairston transfers to Rice

    The Advocate "Former LSU kickoff specialist James Hairston has transferred to Rice, the school announced with a statement Monday. Hairston, a rising senior, was the primary handler of LSU’s kickoffs over the previous three seasons. " July 22

  • LSU lands commitment from mammoth Mississippi offensive tackle Matt Womack

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Mississippi offensive tackle Matt Womack decided to put an end to his recruitment by selecting LSU over offers from Ole Miss, Mississippi State and Louisville. The 6-foot-7, 320-pound prospect visited LSU this weekend and the level of comfort he developed with the program led to him ending the..." July 21

  • Ex-LSU quarterback Rob Bolden transfers to Eastern Michigan

    The Advocate "Former LSU quarterback Rob Bolden has a new home: Eastern Michigan. Bolden, a Michigan native who spent his first two college seasons at Penn State before joining the Tigers, transferred to Eastern Michigan, the school announced Friday. Bolden came to LSU in 2012 and played that position for..." July 19

  • SEC defines QB 'strike zone' for defenders

    ESPN.com "In a move to further protect players from dangerous hits, the SEC has defined a "strike zone" from below the neck to above the knees in which an unabated defender may attempt to tackle an "offensive player in a passing posture." "This is a player safety issue," said Steve Shaw, the SEC's..." July 17

  • Former Penn State and LSU QB Rob Bolden transferring to Eastern Michigan

    Give Me Sport "Former Penn State and LSU player Rob Bolden has announced he will transfer once again, this time he leaves the Beaux Bengals for the Eagles of Eastern Michigan to play under new head coach Chris Creighton. Bolden played QB at Penn State and switched to WR while with LSU. Bolden is originally..." July 16

  • LSU wide receiver, former QB Rob Bolden planning to transfer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU senior wide receiver Rob Bolden will transfer to another school prior to the 2014 season, a source close to LSU told NOLA.com | The Times Picayune Monday. Bolden transferred to LSU as a quarterback from Penn State two years ago. Bolden, a 6-foot-4, 208-pounder from Detroit, was moved from..." July 14

  • LSU gets re-commitment from East St. John's Xavier Lewis

    Shreveport Times "For the second time, East St. John's Xavier Lewis has given LSU an oral commitment to sign a football scholarship with the Tigers. Lewis, a 5-foot-10, 180-pound cornerback, announced his decision on ESPNU on Tuesday night. "My decision was based on coaches' trust, the stadium, the crowd,..." July 09

  • LSU coach Les Miles would 'love' to see his son play for Michigan

    Detroit News "LSU football coach Les Miles wasn’t sure where to stand, where to sit. Miles attended the first day of the Sound Mind Sound Body camp on Thursday at Chandler Park Academy but not in the same role as some of his Division I colleagues like Michigan State’s Mark Dantonio and Minnesota’s Jerry..." June 14

  • Report: Rutgers lands ex-LSU QB Hayden Rettig

    College Football Talk "Earlier this week it was reported that Hayden Rettig would be visiting Piscataway as he attempted to determine his next step at the collegiate level. Just three days later, it appears the former LSU quarterback had one helluva trip to New Jersey. While the school has yet to confirm it, Bruce..." June 14

  • LSU lands a 2015 commitment from QB Justin McMillan

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Cedar Hill, Texas, quarterback Justin McMillan committed to LSU Wednesday as a member of the 2015 class. His commitment comes less than two weeks before the expected decision by his five-star wide receiver teammate DaMarkus Lodge, who is considering LSU, Alabama, and Texas A&M, among others." June 12

  • LSU DB Jalen Mills charged with 2nd-degree battery

    CBSSports.com "LSU rising junior defensive back Jalen Mills was arrested early Wednesday morning and charged with second-degree battery, multiple outlets reported. According to the Baton Rouge police's probable cause report cited by CBS affiliate WAFB, Mills stands accused of punching a female victim in the..." June 11

  • Hayden Rettig to take official visit to Rutgers Tuesday, per report

    Newark Star-Ledger "According to Bruce Feldman, CBS Sports senior college football columnist, former LSU quarterback Hayden Rettig will take an official visit to Rutgers, beginning Tuesday. A 6-3, 220-pound pro-style quarterback, Rettig signed to LSU out of Cathedral high school (Los Angeles, Ca.) in 2013. He was..." June 10

  • LSU QB Stephen Rivers officially transfers to Vandy

    Tennessean "Vanderbilt has bolstered its depth at quarterback, announcing the transfer of former LSU quarterback Stephen Rivers. Rivers, 6-6, 230, has two years of eligibility remaining. He completed an undergraduate degree at LSU in May, was granted the waiver to join Vanderbilt late Tuesday by the..." June 04

  • Report: Miami discussing future game with Alabama or LSU

    College Football Talk "No we’re getting somewhere, schedule-wise. While the talks are said to be very preliminary, the Miami Herald‘s Barry Jackson writes that Miami “has been approached about opening the football season against Alabama in 2017 in Atlanta or LSU in 2018 in Arlington, Tex.” Jackson stresses that the..." June 03

  • LSU picks up commitment from 2016 Florida quarterback Feleipe Franks

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's strong weekend continued Sunday morning when the Tigers picked up a commitment from 2016 quarterback Feleipe Franks." June 03

  • Speaks: Missed phone call pushed me away from LSU

    The Clarion-Ledger "The day Breeland Speaks waited months for finally arrived. Hours after his graduation on Wednesday, Speaks and fellow Ole Miss signee Dayall Harris headed to Oxford to begin their college careers. And to think, none of this would have happened had Speaks flipped his commitment to LSU following..." June 03

  • Catholic-Baton Rouge running back Derrius Guice commits to LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Catholic-Baton Rouge running back Derrius Guice committed to LSU on Saturday at the Bayou Picnic in Baton Rouge. Before deciding on LSU, the class of 2015 prospect had narrowed his choices to Texas, Tulane, LSU and Alabama in March." June 03

  • LSU reserve quarterback Hayden Rettig to transfer

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU redshirt freshman backup quarterback Hayden Rettig confirmed via phone Saturday that he will transfer to another school. Rettig was the No. 3 quarterback on the Tigers roster behind sophomore Anthony Jennings and freshman Brandon Harris. When contacted by NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune,..." June 01

  • The 2012 Bama-LSU title game has produced 43 NFL draft picks

    Fox Sports "Unless you're an Alabama fan, you've probably forgotten about the 2012 BCS national championship game. Why would you remember it? The Crimson Tide beat LSU 21-0 in New Orleans on a night that lacked any semblance of intrigue. But there is one incredible thing about that game that ace..." May 13

  • Four-star QB Torrance Gibson announces his top 15

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Four-star quarterback Torrance Gibson of Plantation (Fla.) American Heritage may be one of Ohio State's top quarterback targets in the 2015 recruiting class. But the Buckeyes aren't Gibson's top school. At least not yet. Gibson released his top 15 in order Monday night, and Ohio State..." May 06

  • Arizona football lands LSU transfer Jordan Allen

    Arizona Desert Swarm "The Arizona Wildcats made a splash on Tuesday when LSU defensive end Jordan Allen decided Tucson would be his transfer destination, according to Daniel Berk of the Arizona Daily Star. Allen, who will be a fifth-year senior, graduated in December and as a graduate transfer will be able to..." April 29

  • LSU defensive lineman Frank Herron arrested for bicycle theft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU defensive lineman Frank Herron was arrested Monday for bicycle theft, LSU campus police said Monday. Herron, 19, a redshirt freshman from Memphis, Tenn., was issued a misdemeanor summons and released as the investigation continues, LSU police Capt. Cory Lalonde told NOLA.com/The..." April 28

  • LSU AD unhappy with SEC 'leadership' in rivalry decision

    CBSSports.com "For years, LSU athletic director Joe Alleva has made clear where his football program stands on its annual cross-division rivalry with Florida: It's unfair, and he wants out. Alleva didn't get his wish Sunday, as the SEC's decision to maintain its 6-1-1 scheduling format will force the Tigers..." April 28

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    LSU trainer Jack Marucci told me they tested QB Zach Mettenberger's surgically reconstructed knee on Friday -- It's now at 97% strength. ...

  • LSU announces home-and-homes with UCLA, Arizona State

    CBSSports.com "You know what my favorite thing about the College Football Playoff has been so far? The amount of awesome home-and-home series that have been announced since. Teams are scheduling to impress, not rack up wins. The latest example comes to us via LSU, as the Tigers announced a pair of future..." March 31

  • Terrence Magee getting a heavy workload in spring practice

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "If LSU running back Terrence Magee could push a button and have super-recruit Leonard Fournette appear at spring practice he would. And that's not spouting the old team-play company line. Darrel Williams, too, come on down. "Me and Kenny (Hilliard) are looking forward to him (Fournette) and..." March 13

  • SEC Outlook: A&M's potential 1-2 punch, Ole Miss pass rush and Vandy's 3-4

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The loss of Johnny Manziel and Ben Malena at Texas A&M opens the door for a pair of returning running backs to make their mark. Implementing new schemes, changing positions and coming back from injury are also what spring practice is about. RBs could supply Aggies with 1-2 punch With so much..." March 13

  • LSU makes official announcement on hiring of Bradley Dale Peveto

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles made it official Thursday that former assistant coach Bradley Dale Peveto is returning to the staff as special teams coordinator and defensive assistant. NOLA.com | The Times Picayune confirmed his hiring two weeks ago. Peveto, 51, coached at LSU previously from 2005-08 as a..." February 28

  • Ex-LSU QB Stephen Rivers interested in Aztecs

    College Football Talk "Depending on how things play out over the next couple of weeks, there could be a pair of Rivers flowing through Qualcomm Stadium this year. During a radio interview Wednesday, the San Diego Union-Tribune reports, San Diego State head coach Rocky Long confirmed that (almost) former LSU..." February 28

  • LSU lands eighth grade quarterback

    LSU 247 Sports "LSU made national headlines back in 2012 when Les Miles extended an offer to Dylan Moses the summer before his eighth grade year at Baton Rouge (La.) U-High. Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have found another youngster they feel is deserving of an offer in eighth grade quarterback..." February 24

  • LSU lands eighth grade quarterback

    247 Sports "LSU made national headlines back in 2012 when Les Miles extended an offer to Dylan Moses the summer before his eighth grade year at Baton Rouge (La.) U-High. Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron have found another youngster they feel is deserving of an offer in eighth grade quarterback..." February 23

  • LSU backup QB Stephen Rivers to transfer

    The Advocate "LSU reserve quarterback Stephen Rivers has decided to transfer, he and father said Wednesday night. News of Rivers’ decision came after his brother, San Diego Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers, told ESPN.com of Stephen’s decision. Stephen, working as a student assistant in the LSU Sports..." February 20

  • Kentucky football assistant Peveto accepts special teams post at LSU

    Louisville Courier-Journal "University of Kentucky safeties coach and special teams coordinator Bradley Dale Peveto has accepted the job of special teams coordinator at LSU, he told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday night. A UK spokesman confirmed late Tuesday that Peveto has resigned. Peveto has deep ties to the Tigers,..." February 19

  • LSU picks up commitment from Lakeshore's David Ducre

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Just days after LSU snagged commitments from Karr's Isaiah Washington and Donaldsonville's Stephen Sullivan, the Tigers picked up another commit in 2015 Lakeshore running back David Ducre. Ducre, committed to the Tigers Wednesday morning as a fullback, and is considered one of the best at that..." February 19

  • Report: Ex-Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz a finalist for LSU special teams coach

    Dallas Morning News "Former Texas defensive coordinator Manny Diaz took over in the same role at Louisiana Tech last month. But Diaz might actually end up coaching in the SEC this season. According to NOLA.com, Diaz is one of three candidates under consideration for the special teams coaching job at LSU. His..." February 08

  • LSU coach Les Miles: RB Leonard Fournette could play in first game

    CBSSports.com "One of the biggest stories of National Signing Day has been LSU's climb to No. 2 in the 247Sports national team rankings. Les Miles joined the CBSSports.com Signing Day Live show on Wednesday to discuss the top prospects from the Tigers' 2014 class. Tune in above as Miles discusses what wide..." February 05

  • LSU lands Rivals No. 2 WR Malachi Dupre

    College Football Talk "With its top two wide receivers — Jarvis Landry and Odell Beckham — leaving school early for the NFL, LSU was looking for some immediate help to replace that lost production. In a big way, the Bayou Bengals have done just that. Five-star recruit Malachi Dupre announced Wednesday morning that..." February 05

  • Big-name prospects and uncertainty put LSU in the National Signing Day spotlight

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Well, we are only days away from the end of the 2014 recruiting cycle. As a result, angst is building, coaches are taking nighttime naps rather than a full night's sleep, and fans scour the internet looking for the latest news about their respective teams. The LSU Tigers coaching staff is..." February 04

  • Darrel Williams running down a dream, eager to compete at LSU

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "If it previously wasn’t obvious, it certainly should be by now. Darrel Williams does not shy away from a challenge. Need evidence? Well, just consider the next mountain that Ehret’s beast of a running back plans to scale, beginning Wednesday when he signs a national grant-in-aid to play..." February 04

  • LSU commit Garrett Brumfield tackles painting with same work ethic, determination as football

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Garrett Brumfield pulls his mask down over his face and gets to work, perfecting his technique and decisively making the correct moves, whether quick or patient, for which each instance calls. About 40 minutes later, the University Lab player stretches his back and finally takes a seat to..." February 04

  • LSU's Zach Mettenberger is making good progress rehabilitating his surgically repaired knee

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU trainer Jack Marucci is amazed at former Tiger quarterback Zach Mettenberger's progress in rehabbing from knee surgery. Mettenberger himself isn't as easily impressed. Less than a month after having the torn anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee repaired, Mettenberger is already able..." January 30

  • Ex-LSU OL coach Studrawa takes same job with Terps

    College Football Talk "Just a couple of weeks after “parting ways” with LSU, Greg Studwara has found himself a new coaching home. Maryland announced Saturday that Studwara has been hired as the Terps’ new offensive line coach. Studrawa had been a part of Les Miles’ LSU staff as line coach for seven seasons, making..." January 26

  • The FCS the new home for pair of LSU DB transfers

    College Football Talk "Just a couple of days after leaving LSU, two of the four players who transferred out of the Tigers program have found the same, new football home. Southeastern Louisiana has confirmed that defensive backs Derrick Raymond and Jerqwinick Sandolph have transferred into the FCS program. Because..." January 24

  • LSU safety Craig Loston out to prove his cover skills at Senior Bowl

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU safety Craig Loston isn't the guy you want to meet in an alley, dark or otherwise. That's the place on the football field where he does his best work. Loston has never shied away from making the big hit coming up fast from the secondary on running backs. What he'd like to show NFL..." January 22

  • OT La'el Collins to return for senior season at LSU

    CBSSports.com "A player with an NFL future has -- finally, it seems -- elected to play his senior season at LSU and put off the draft for a year. That player is All-SEC left tackle La'el Collins, who at 6-foot-5 and 315 pounds likely would have been a high draft choice in May's 2014 draft. But LSU announced..." January 15