Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • Leonard Fournette expected to return for LSU's game against Mississippi

    USA Today "LSU tailback Leonard Fournette is expected to return to the field Saturday when the No. 23 Tigers host No. 22 Mississippi, LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron said Monday afternoon at his weekly press luncheon. Fournette has not played since reinjuring his ankle at Auburn on September 24. "I expect..." October 17

  • Florida season-ticket holders offered discount for relocated LSU game

    ESPN "Florida season-ticket holders will be reimbursed for the two games that won't be played in Gainesville and are being offered half-price tickets for the Gators' game against LSU that will now be played on the road in Baton Rouge. These details were revealed in a letter emailed Sunday and signed..." October 17

  • Etling, Guice fuel LSU's third-quarter uprising in rout

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU broke open a tie game with a 28-point explosion in the third quarter, including scoring passes of 80 and 63 yards by quarterback Danny Etling and runs of 61 and 20 yards by tailback Derrius Guice, to rout Southern Mississippi 45-10 Saturday night at Tiger Stadium. LSU..." October 16

  • LSU, Florida to make up game Nov. 19, buy out previous opponents

    ESPN "LSU and Florida will play this season after all. After a heated debate over what to do after Hurricane Matthew forced last Saturday's game to be postponed, the schools reached an agreement with SEC commissioner Greg Sankey to move the game from Florida to LSU and to play Nov. 19 at Tiger..." October 13

  • LSU safety Rickey Jefferson breaks ankle during practice, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU senior safety Rickey Jefferson broke his ankle during Wednesday's practice, multiple sources with knowledge of the situation told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Thursday. The injury is believed to be season ending for Jefferson, the sources said. Jefferson has started every game this..." October 13

  • Are the options to reschedule the Florida-LSU game realistic?

    ESPN "With the Thursday announcement that No. 18 Florida’s home game with LSU has been indefinitely postponed because of Hurricane Matthew, the scramble to figure out if these two teams can play again in 2016 is on. Opinions -- and rage -- have proliferated when it comes to the late decision on..." October 07

  • Florida-LSU postponed due to Hurricane Matthew

    USA Today "Saturday's college football game between the LSU Tigers and Florida Gators has been postponed as a result of Hurricane Matthew, the schools announced on Thursday. Both programs and the Southeastern Conference are expected to decide on a rescheduled date — for the 2016 season — at a later time...." October 06

  • Les Miles explains why he definitely plans to coach again

    Fox Sports "It seemed like almost immediately after Les Miles was fired at LSU, the attention not only turned to who would replace him in Baton Rouge, but where Miles would land. Although Miles is 62, he's got a strong resume that includes a national championship, making him an ideal candidate at just about..." October 06

  • Derrius Guice expected to make a second consecutive start vs. Florida

    SEC Country "Derrius Guice made the most of his starting opportunity last week against Missouri, and it appears he’ll have an opportunity to do more of the same Saturday. Coming off a career-best performance in LSU’s 42-7 rout of Missouri in Ed Orgeron’s debut as interim coach, Guice is expected to make his..." October 04

  • LSU star running back Leonard Fournette 'very doubtful' vs. Missouri

    CBS Sports "The status of Leonard Fournette has been a question all week after LSU's star running back reinjured his ankle against Auburn last Saturday. According to ESPN's Brett McMurphy, Fournette is presently "very doubtful" for Saturday night's home game against Missouri. Fournette, who has 386 yards..." October 01

  • Ed Orgeron says Danny Etling is still the starting quarterback

    LSU 247 Sports "New LSU interim football coach Ed Orgeron took questions from Tigers fans on his radio show on Wednesday night, and he said the offense will start to look different and new changes will be evident each week. However, one change Orgeron isn't making right now is at quarterback. " September 29

  • Miles firing could shuffle Dylan Moses' official visit plans

    247 Sports "The nation’s top-ranked outside linebacker per 247Sports in five-star Dylan Moses is set for the first of five official visits this weekend to Alabama. Perhaps he may alter his plans to fit LSU moving forward. A source speculated told 247Sports that Moses may now see an official to LSU..." September 28

  • Bovada’s 10 Favorites For The LSU Job

    College Spun "Tom Herman is the favorite to land the LSU job, per Bovada. Bovada, one of the biggest sportsbooks in the world, has released odds on LSU’s coaching search. They have odds on 10 coaches, with Herman having the best odds to get the position at 5/4." September 27

  • LSU football reportedly will ‘gauge the interest’ of Nick Saban, Urban Meyer and others

    Sportsnaut "After firing Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, LSU football is reportedly setting its sights on the top coaches in the nation, including Nick Saban and Urban Meyer. Currently, the LSU football program is under the interim guidance of former USC interim Ed Orgeron, who coached the..." September 27

  • LSU DE Davon Godchaux booked with domestic battery/child endangerment

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU defensive end Davon Godchaux was booked Monday morning with false imprisonment and domestic abuse battery/child endangerment by the East Baton Rouge Parish Sheriff's office, according to an arrest report. Godchaux, 21, a junior from Plaquemine, was released from East Baton Rouge Parish..." September 27

  • LSU fires coach Les Miles, will reportedly name Ed Orgeron interim coach

    CBS Sports "LSU has fired coach Les Miles and offensive coordinator Cam Cameron, a source with knowledge of the situation confirmed to CBS Sports. Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate first reported the firings. Miles, who led the Tigers to three SEC West titles, two SEC championships and one..." September 26

  • Clock runs out on No. 18 LSU; Auburn prevails

    The Sports Xchange "AUBURN, Ala. -- For a moment, it appeared that LSU had stunned Auburn on a touchdown pass as time expired. But the apparent winning touchdown was nullified after the play was reviewed and it was determined that the ball was not snapped before the time expired, giving Auburn a most improbable..." September 24

  • Re-live the moment Cam Newton crushed LSU's soul and became an Auburn legend

    Fox Sports - College Football "Auburn and LSU are set to play on Saturday night in a game that has huge implications for both teams. Les Miles and Gus Malzahn are both on the hot seat, and a loss could do irreparable damage to their respective seasons, and possibly their careers. It wasn't all that long ago that these two..." September 22

  • LSU’s Leonard Fournette on Alton Sterling, social issues: ‘I have a voice’

    SEC Country "When Leonard Fournette posted a photo of himself wearing an Alton Sterling shirt last week, he received an outpouring of support, backlash and indifference. “Wear a FREE OJ shirt as far as I care,” one response said, “just give me TD’s.” His role as a social-justice advocate is not yet on..." September 20

  • Desmond Howard on College GameDay: LSU QB change 'had to be made'

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "ESPN College GameDay analysts all seemed to agree that LSU coach Les Miles is making the right move by starting Danny Etling over Brandon Harris against Mississippi State. Desmond Howard kicked things off on Saturday morning by saying Miles "had to make the move." "We saw (Harris), he wasn't..." September 17

  • Les Miles names QB Danny Etling as starter vs. Mississippi State

    Sporting News - NCAAF "The decision was inevitable. LSU quarterback Danny Etling has replaced Brandon Harris as the starter for the game against Mississippi State, coach Les Miles announced Friday. The move was a no-brainer — Harris struggled against Wisconsin in Week 1 and in the first half of the Tigers' game..." September 16

  • The five college football programs with the most NFL players

    Fox Sports - College Football "Which colleges produce the most future NFL players? With preseason cuts officially over, we decided to take a look. Obviously these numbers are subject to change -- based on injuries, free agent signings and general roster transactions -- but as of right now, here are the five schools which..." September 14

  • Les Miles Provides Updates On RB Leonard Fournette

    Tiger Droppings "LSU head coach Les Miles expects star running back Leonard Fournette to return to practice this week and play against Mississippi State on Saturday night. Fournette sat out against Jacksonville State last Saturday. " September 12

  • No. 21 LSU wins without Fournette

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU played without its best player and might have found a couple of new key players in the same game. All-America running back Leonard Fournette rested a sore ankle and Derrius Guice replaced him and ran for 155 yards and a touchdown and quarterback Danny Etling came off..." September 11

  • LSU fan starts online donation campaign to buyout contract of Les Miles

    College Football Talk "It seemed as though Les Miles was walking on thin ice in Baton Rouge at the end of the 2015 season. One game into the 2016 season and Miles is already starting to skate on that thin ice once more. One fan of the Tigers is already taking donations to try and buyout Miles’ contract. LSU fan Andy..." September 06

  • LSU to review Josh Boutte's late hit against Wisconsin

    ABC News "LSU coach Les Miles will review offensive lineman Josh Boutte's late hit on Wisconsin's D'Cota Dixon, but he thinks it's possible that Boutte didn't know the play was over. Boutte, a starting guard for the Tigers, was ejected after leveling Dixon with 57 seconds left in No. 5 LSU's 16-14 loss..." September 04

  • George Brown’s transfer from LSU to Miami made official

    College Football Talk "A week after leaving an SEC school, George Brown has landed in the ACC. Following up on the speculation that’s been growing in recent days, Miami has confirmed that Brown is enrolled in classes at the university and will begin practicing with his new teammates immediately. While he’s permitted..." September 01

  • Les Miles has firm warning for LSU players considering Lambeau Leap against Wisconsin

    Larry Brown Sports "The LSU Tigers face the Wisconsin Badgers at Lambeau Field on Saturday, so naturally, a few LSU players thought they’d have some fun with it if they scored a touchdown. Several players, including punt returner and cornerback Tre’Davious White, said they’d perform the Lambeau Leap if they scored..." August 31

  • LSU RB Leonard Fournette out of walking boot, running and set to return Thursday, Les Miles says

    The Advocate "LSU running back Leonard Fournette is out of his walking boot, is running and should rejoin the Tigers at practice Thursday, coach Les Miles said Tuesday. Fournette, a Heisman Trophy favorite, suffered a “slight” sprained ankle in practice last Tuesday and missed the past week of practice. The..." August 24

  • Ex-LSU WR Tyron Johnson transferring to Oklahoma State

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Former LSU wide receiver Tyron is set to officially transfer to Oklahoma state, according to the sophomore receiver. Johnson was granted a release from LSU on August 11, precluding a transfer to an SEC program, but giving him the freedom to join any other program in the country. Oklahoma State..." August 20

  • Fournette says ankle sprain won't keep him out of opener vs. Wisconsin

    The Score "LSU fans can breathe a sigh of relief, as they'll have their star running back available for the season opener versus Wisconsin. Leonard Fournette said Thursday that his sprained ankle won't cause him to miss any game time, according to Ross Dellenger of The Advocate. Fournette added that he..." August 18

  • Les Miles reveals Leonard Fournette is dealing with an ankle injury

    SEC Country "That’s why it was troubling to hear Tigers coach Les Miles reveal that the likely Heisman Trophy contender has suffered an injury during preseason practice. According to a report from NOLA.com beat reporter Jim Kleinpeter, Miles said on Tuesday that Fournette is in a walking boot after..." August 16

  • Why Alabama and LSU will both make the College Football Playoff in 2016

    Fox Sports "Five years ago, Alabama and LSU hijacked the 2011 college football season, staging not one but two No. 1 vs. 2 games, the latter marking the beginning of the end for the ill-fated BCS. Most of the public outside the Southeast revolted at not just the rematch but seemingly dinosaur..." August 15

  • LSU WR Tyron Johnson to transfer

    SEC Country "The sophomore wide receiver announced his intentions to transfer from the program on Thursday via Twitter. “I would like to thank LSU and the great coaching staff for giving me the opportunity to play for them at the highest level of college football and I would like to thank my family and fans..." August 11

  • LSU WR Travin Dural Blames Popeyes Chicken for 30lb Weight Gain

    Black Sports Online "LSU Travin Dural seems to be a good guy (once pulled a woman out of a toppled SUV), so I am not going to give him too much of a hard time over his Popeye’s Chicken weight gain. It happens to all of us. Travin Dural’s entree of choice during his convalescence from hamstring surgery last..." August 11

  • Senior LSU LB Corey Thompson suffers leg injury, according to sources

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The Times-Picayune learned Wednesday that senior LSU linebacker Corey Thompson suffered a leg injury on Wednesday, which was confirmed by a source in the program. The 6-foot-2, 222-pounder moved to linebacker in the spring to add depth to a thin linebacker corps, after playing as a safety..." August 10

  • Leonard Fournette Street Fight vs. Teammate

    TMZ "LSU running back Leonard Fournette -- a Heisman Trophy favorite -- was involved in a shocking street fight with one of his teammates ... but LSU says it was just innocent horseplay. It all went down Tuesday outside Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge -- when Fournette squared up against offensive..." August 10

  • Travonte Valentine rejoins LSU football, but faces one more hurdle to play in 2016

    The Advocate "Travonte Valentine has, indeed, rejoined the LSU football team, but he has not met academic requirements to play this season — at least not yet. Valentine, the top-ranked junior college defensive tackle in 2016, has been admitted to school and cleared to practice, LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette..." August 10

  • Christian LaCouture, Isaiah Washington out for season

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU football players Christian LaCouture and Isaiah Washington are out for the season, a source close to LSU told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune. Bot players suffered knee injuries recently. The source said LaCouture, a senior, could possibly return in time for a bowl game but it wasn't a sure..." August 09

  • Tennessee safety JaCoby Stevens re-commits to LSU

    The Advocate "The program they call "DBU" just got a little stronger. Tennessee 5-star safety JaCoby Stevens committed to LSU - again - on Monday during a ceremony at his high school, re-pledging to a team he de-committed from in November. "I'm going home, going back to the boot," Stevens said upon..." August 09

  • Star LSU recruit Andre Anthony taking academic redshirt

    SEC Country "Star LSU recruit and incoming freshman Andre Anthony will not join the team this year and will take an academic redshirt, coach Les Miles told the media Wednesday. Anthony will enroll at LSU and begin classes but will not participate in team activities, rejoining the team in the..." August 03

  • LSU coach Les Miles' son Ben commits to play football at Nebraska

    The Advocate "LSU made a splash by offering a scholarship to Catholic High School fullback Ben Miles, son of Tigers coach Les. Most assumed LSU would be the frontrunner to sign the younger Miles, but he flipped the script others wrote for him by announcing his commitment to Nebraska in a tweet Sunday. He is..." August 01

  • Father of injured LSU kicker says fire saved his son's life

    The Advocate "The fire saved Colby Delahoussaye’s life. Flames that scorched the LSU kicker’s left thigh woke him from an unconscious state, leading to his escape from Saturday night’s fiery car crash, which left two dead. “All he remembers is that the fire was burning his leg and that woke him up,” said..." July 26

  • Kary Vincent Jr., nation's No. 22-ranked prospect, commits to LSU

    ESPN "Kary Vincent Jr., the No. 22-ranked prospect in the class of 2017, is headed to Baton Rouge. The nation's No. 2-ranked cornerback committed to LSU on Sunday, over Ohio State, Texas, Florida State and Texas A&M. Vincent's father, Kary Vincent Sr., played wide receiver at Texas A&M." July 25

  • LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye injured in Wisconsin car crash that killed Nebraska, Michigan State players

    The Advocate "LSU kicker Colby Delahoussaye has been released from a Wisconsin hospital after being treated for burns on his legs and receiving stitches following a car crash overnight that took two players’ lives. Nebraska punter Sam Foltz and Michigan State punter Mike Sadler were killed in the crash, the..." July 24

  • Former LSU kicker Trent Domingue transferring to Texas

    Gridiron Now "Less than two weeks after he announced he was leaving LSU, kicker Trent Domingue has found a new school. Domingue announced Sunday on Twitter that he has “officially” transferred to Texas." July 24

  • Ex-LSU QB Anthony Jennings transfers to Louisiana-Lafayette

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Jennings hasn’t transferred far from LSU. Louisiana-Lafayette announced Thursday that Jennings has joined the team as a graduate transfer. He’ll be a senior in 2016. “We are excited about Anthony joining our program and competing for the starting quarterback position this fall,” ULL..." July 15

  • Leonard Fournette on why LSU is better than the NFL: 'Everything is free'

    Fox Sports "Entering the 2016 season, LSU running back Leonard Fournette is among the favorites to take home the Heisman Trophy. In 2015, he rushed for 1,953 yards as a true sophomore, finding the end zone 22 times. His numbers were obviously eye-popping despite LSU being forced to cancel its game against..." July 14

  • Leonard Fournette still feels Nick Chubb's the best running back in the SEC

    Macon Telegraph "A year ago at SEC Media Days, Leonard Fournette called Nick Chubb the best running back in the SEC. After a season in which Fournette, the Heisman Trophy favorite entering the 2016 season, ran for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns, Fournette was asked if he’d reassessed his opinion. “I still..." July 14

  • Police officer rebukes alleged Nick Saban claim of LSU bias

    USA Today "If, as ESPN host Paul Finebaum said Wednesday, Nick Saban insinuated that the Monroe (La.) police officers who arrested two Alabama players last month may have looking through purple and gold lenses, it would make no sense to the department’s public information officer. “I can tell you for a..." July 14

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