Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • 'He just started screaming': Myles Brennan's commitment brought LSU's Les Miles to tears

    The Advocate "When Myles Brennan made the short trip to Baton Rouge last weekend with his parents, Owen and Megan, and St. Stanislaus coach Bill Conides, he was hopeful but not expectant. The Rockachaws quarterback had visited Oklahoma State earlier in the month to see what the Cowboys were all about but..." April 28

  • LSU TE Dillon Gordon’s college career is over after request denied

    Gridiron Now "LSU tight end Dillon Gordon’s college career is over. Gordon, who missed most of the 2015 season because of injury, announced on Twitter Friday that he is declaring for the NFL draft after the NCAA denied his request for a fifth year of eligibility via medical hardship waiver. After playing..." April 23

  • LSU OC Cam Cameron on prostate cancer: 'I was six months from death'

    Yahoo! Sports "It turns out LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s bout with cancer was more serious than the program let on. In a feature from The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, Cameron detailed what it was like continuing to coach – sometimes from a hospital bed – while dealing with an “aggressive” form of..." April 16

  • LSU gets commitment from 4-star Texas offensive lineman Edward Ingram

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU picked up a commitment Friday night from 4-star Texas offensive lineman Edward Ingram. The 6-foot-4, 325-pound prospect from Desoto (Texas) held offers from Alabama, Georgia, Houston and Baylor among several others. " April 16

  • Masters’ Contender Promoting Leonard Fournette For Heisman On His Golf Club

    College Spun "Leonard Fournette’s 2016 Heisman Trophy campaign started in Augusta, Ga. The LSU running back is being promoted for the award by former Tiger Smylie Kaufman, the 24-year-old golfer who’s in contention at The Masters heading into the tournament’s final day. Kaufman has “7 For Heisman” and..." April 11

  • Sources: LSU defensive back, sprinter Donte Jackson ruled academically ineligible for spring

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "LSU cornerback Donte Jackson won't be with the football team for the rest of spring practice. Jackson, who was also running track this spring, is academically ineligible according to the Baton Rouge Advocate. The newspaper cited two sources on the report Tuesday afternoon. The report also..." April 06

  • Les Miles making a spring break trip to Cuba

    College Football Talk "President Barack Obama is in Cuba this week, working to strengthen the burgeoning ties between the two nations. And today we learned LSU head coach Les Miles is there too, putting the nations’ new friendship to the test. Former LSU pitcher Mikie Mahtook let the cat out of the bag first,..." March 22

  • Morris Claiborne: unaware LSU title ring was being auctioned on eBay

    College Football Talk "For whatever reason, quite the brouhaha — or hubbub, if you prefer — erupted on social media Monday when an LSU SEC championship ring from the 2011 season belonging to former star cornerback Morris Claiborne showed up on eBay for the low, low price of $100,000. The problem? According to..." March 15

  • LSU WR Trey Quinn tweets he's leaving Tigers

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU rising junior wide receiver Trey Quinn says he's leaving LSU in a tweet posted Tuesday. Quinn is the second LSU receiver to announce he is leaving since the end of the 2015 season. Junior John Diarse, who graduated in December, announced last month he is transferring to TCU. Quinn caught..." February 16

  • Fournette staying loyal to LSU: 'I will never jump ship'

    The Score "Louisiana's financial crisis forced Gov. John Bel Edwards to threaten the future of LSU football on Thursday if a series of proposed tax increases aren't approved. But no matter what, star running back Leonard Fournette is sticking with his team. If LSU's season were to be forfeited,..." February 13

  • 'Say farewell' to LSU football in 2016 if there's no tax increase, governor says

    Sporting News - NCAAF "Pushing for tax increases amid a state budget crisis, Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards alluded to the nuclear option in a televised address Thursday: LSU's 2016 football season is in danger. Edwards cited a projected $940 million budget shortfall by the end of June, meaning campuses could run..." February 12

  • LSU lands five-star Rummel defensive back Kristian Fulton

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Rummel defensive back Kristian Fulton eased the minds of LSU fans when he picked the Tigers over Florida and Arkansas on Wednesday at his high school. The five-star prospect has had a whirlwind recruitment process and could have basically picked any school in the country to attend. He..." February 03

  • LSU FB Ronnie Feist transferring to UT-San Antonio

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU fullback Ronnie Feist, who signed as a linebacker in 2012, is transferring to University of Texas at San Antonio, according to a post on his Instagram account. Feist, who is from Edgard, La. and played prep ball at West St. John, follows former LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs..." January 30

  • Rashard Lawrence to LSU: Tigers Land 5-Star DT Prospect

    Bleacher Report "The deep pool of defensive tackle recruits for 2016 has gotten shallower with reports that Louisiana high school star Rashard Lawrence committed to the LSU Tigers on Friday, per Shea Dixon of 247 Sports. Defensive tackle is a position flush with talent at the high school level. Lawrence is the..." January 22

  • 4-star offensive tackle Willie Allen commits to LSU

    The Score "Four-star offensive tackle Willie Allen has given his pledge to LSU. Allen is rated on ESPN's 300 as the No. 2 ranked prospect at his position, and 16th overall. He visited TCU, Georgia, and LSU." January 21

  • LSU's Tre'Davious White, Kendell Beckwith won't enter NFL draft

    The Score "LSU cornerback Tre'Davious White is officially returning for his senior season, the program announced Monday. White never seemed too eager to jump to the NFL, but with a late first-round projection, there was always the possibility of him changing his mind at the last minute. "Decisions like..." January 18

  • Source: LSU RB coach Frank Wilson to be new head coach at UTSA

    Fox Sports - College Football "LSU running backs coach and associate head coach Frank Wilson is set to become the new head coach at Texas-San Antonio, a source told FOX Sports on Thursday night. UTSA is expected to have a press conference Friday to announce its new coach. Oklahoma State defensive coordinator Glenn Spencer..." January 15

  • Former LSU signee, Zachary star Zack Von Rosenberg to walk on with Tigers

    The Advocate "Zack Von Rosenberg has come full circle. The former Zachary High pitcher and punter is walking on to the LSU football team this spring, the school announced Thursday. The 25-year-old Von Rosenberg, 6-foot-5, 205 pounds, spent 2009-2014 in the minor leagues of the Pittsburgh Pirates’..." January 15

  • LSU Tight End 'Doing Great' After Bar Stabbing ... Teammate Says

    TMZ "The LSU football player who was stabbed in a bar fight last week is on the mend and "doing great" -- one of his teammates tells TMZ Sports. FYI, Dillon Gordon was hospitalized with injuries to his chest, stomach and legs after being stabbed multiple times at Reggie's bar in Tigerland. His..." January 12

  • LSU junior OT Jerald Hawkins declares for NFL Draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU junior left tackle Jerald Hawkins will forgo his senior season and enter the 2016 NFL Draft. The 6-foot-6, 305-pound Hawkins made the announcement Wednesday night on his Instagram account." January 07

  • LSU coach Les Miles on players and bars: 'I'm cutting it off'

    USA Today "Now that an LSU football player has lost a bar fight, LSU coach Les Miles is reworking his game plan for his Tigers' night life. "I'm cutting it off," Miles said of his players frequenting bars after LSU tight end Dillon Gordon suffered multiple stab wounds in a fight with another man at..." January 05

  • LSU football player in stable condition after stabbing at Reggie’s bar

    The Advocate "LSU tight end Dillon Gordon was in stable condition Tuesday morning after being stabbed multiple times during what Baton Rouge Police are calling a “major incident” at Reggie’s bar in the early hours of Tuesday. Police responded to a brawl at the Tigerland nightclub at 12:45 a.m. Tuesday. A..." January 05

  • LSU QB Harris exits surgery ready to go

    The Advertiser "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris had surgery for a sports hernia Monday morning and expects to be 100 percent for the start of spring practice in March. “Just got out of surgery — five-hour process,” Harris texted to Gannett Louisiana just after 2 p.m. Monday. Harris, a sophomore from Bossier..." January 05

  • LSU's Kevin Steele is candidate for Auburn defensive coordinator job

    ESPN "LSU defensive coordinator Kevin Steele has emerged as the leading candidate for the same position at Auburn, sources told ESPN on Wednesday. Auburn coach Gus Malzahn has been looking for a replacement for Will Muschamp, who left earlier this month after just one season to become the head coach..." December 30

  • Les Miles contacted Muschamp, Mike Stoops, others for DC opening in '15

    CBS Sports "The lawsuit between Texas A&M defensive coordinator John Chavis and LSU -- over the coach's departure from the school and what is owed as part of the contract buyout -- has led to a number of recent revelations based on phone and e-mail records that have been made available as part of discovery..." December 18

  • Report: LSU negotiated with Jimbo Fisher but money was an issue

    Larry Brown Sports "LSU did indeed enter contract negotiations with Jimbo Fisher before ultimately backtracking and announcing they were sticking with Les Miles as their head football coach. But money and support for Miles were the two biggest obstacles preventing the school from hiring Fisher, according to a..." December 04

  • LSU prez: Decision to keep Les Miles made at halftime of Texas A&M game

    CBS Sports "So how close was Les Miles to being fired? Well, based on all the speculation surrounding his job status in the final weeks of the regular season, it certainly seemed like the end was at hand for the Mad Hatter in Baton Rouge. The president of the school has now let us know just how close it..." December 03

  • Feleipe' Franks commits to Florida after decommitment from LSU

    ESPN "Just one night after being held to zero offensive points against in-state rival Florida State, the Florida Gators landed a commitment from the No. 4 pocket passer in the ESPN 300, Feleipe' Franks. The No. 59 player overall in the ESPN 300, Franks had been committed to LSU for more than a year,..." November 30

  • Miles to remain coach at LSU, AD says after win

    ESPN "Les Miles will remain as coach at LSU, athletic director Joe Alleva said Saturday night, ending a week of intense speculation that he would not return. A source involved in the talks told ESPN's Joe Schad that the decision to retain Miles was not made until the third quarter of Saturday night's..." November 29

  • LSU denies reports of Les Miles coaching final game on Saturday

    CBS Sports "LSU denied reports that coach Les Miles informed a group of boosters that Saturday's game against Texas A&M would be his final game. The school sent out this tweet Friday after numerous reports surfaced earlier in the day about what Miles may or may not have said during his weekly meeting with..." November 28

  • Sources: No decision made, but Les Miles likely to be let go soon

    ESPN "Les Miles' final hurrah with LSU could take place Saturday. A source close to the situation told ESPN's Joe Schad that LSU leadership is "heavily in favor" of a change but that a final decision has not been made and that Miles has not been formally informed he will not return. Another source..." November 28

  • Les Miles calls job speculation a 'pretty prevailing and evident distraction'

    ESPN "Les Miles still doesn't know where he stands as LSU's football coach. At his weekly media briefing after Wednesday's practice, Miles said he has not spoken this week with athletic director Joe Alleva about whether he will return as the Tigers' coach. "I have no idea," said Miles, who has won..." November 26

  • 5 Coaches Who Could Replace Les Miles At LSU

    The Big Lead "Both local beat and national writers are in agreement. It seems a matter of “when” not “if” for Les Miles departing LSU. One would presume if the administration is comfortable with a $15 million buyout, they know who they want. Here are five plausible candidates. Jimbo Fisher: His appeal is..." November 25

  • Les Miles' status leads to LSU losing commitment from 2017 ATH JaCoby Stevens

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Standout 2017 Tennessee two-way athlete JaCoby Stevens decommitted from LSU Tuesday night. The Tigers' landed Stevens' commitment in September. Stevens' told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune that the uncertainty surrounding LSU coach Les Miles' job was a factor in his decision." November 25

  • LSU WR Travin Dural has torn hamstring, out for season

    Yahoo Sports - NCAAF - Dr. Saturday "LSU wide receiver Travin Dural will miss the rest of the season, Les Miles announced Wednesday. Dural has a tear in his hamstring and will undergo surgery, which will require a recovery time of three months, Miles said. The Daily Reveille, which first reported the news, said Dural’s surgery is..." November 25

  • Report: LSU to decide Les Miles' future after Saturday's game vs. Texas A&M

    The Score "Whatever happens to Les Miles won't happen until the end of the regular season. Until then, we can still call him the LSU head coach. After 11 years of churning out more wins in Baton Rouge than all but one coach, the last month has encompassed a three-game losing streak. Suddenly, a team once..." November 24

  • FSU's Jimbo Fisher won't comment on prospect of LSU coaching opportunity

    Orlando Sentinel "FSU coach Jimbo Fisher is widely rumored to be a candidate for the LSU coaching job if the Tigers part ways with current coach Les Miles. Speaking about other jobs – vacant or not – is “unprofessional” and “disrespectful” according to Fisher. The coach was asked what he thought about the LSU..." November 24

  • Big-name LSU commitment Feleipe Franks withdraws pledge from LSU, has eye on Florida

    The Advocate "LSU lost its only quarterback commitment for the Class of 2016. Four-star recruit Feleipe Franks of Crawfordville, Florida, announced Monday night on Twitter that he decommitted from the Tigers. Franks is a top-five pro-style quarterback nationally, according to the 247sports.com composite..." November 24

  • Report: LSU boosters willing to pay Les Miles' $15 million buyout

    Larry Brown Sports "The chatter about Les Miles’ job at LSU being in jeopardy has grown louder and louder, and the team’s 38-17 loss to Ole Miss Saturday certainly did not help the coach’s case. Now there is increasing talk that the coach could lose his job. NOLA.com’s James Smith wrote an article Sunday saying..." November 23

  • Ole Miss fan says he was assaulted by police during Rebels-LSU game

    College Football Talk "Ole Miss’s 38-17 win over LSU was a great day for all but two Rebels. Chris Barnes was assaulted by police in the Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium stands during Saturday’s game. His wife Holly posted a video of Chris being punched by uniformed officers. Oxford police has claimed no responsibility..." November 23

  • Report: Les Miles’ job could be in question at LSU

    Larry Brown Sports "Usually when we talk about Les Miles’ job status, it’s in relation to rumors that other schools are trying to poach the coach, not because of a lack of security at LSU. This time around, a report indicates Miles could be coaching for his job. The Baton Rouge Advocate’s Scott Rabalais wrote a..." November 18

  • Todd Gurley says Leonard Fournette should play for LSU in 2016

    ESPN "Todd Gurley's message for Leonard Fournette is simple: Don't consider sitting out next season in order to ensure you're healthy for the 2017 NFL draft. "Come back and play, man," Gurley said in an interview with 99.9 The Fan's Big Game Day, according to CBSSports.com. "We don't care about all..." November 15

  • LSU investigating whether Leonard Fournette's family violated NCAA rules

    USA Today "LSU is investigating whether the family of star running back Leonard Fournette violated NCAA rules, according to a person familiar with the matter who spoke on the condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the situation. Bob Barton, an attorney representing LSU, has begun..." November 10

  • Alabama 'appalled' at fan's offensive Hurricane Katrina banner

    CBS Sports "The University of Alabama issued a brief statement on Twitter late Friday condemning a fan-made banner making light of the Hurricane Katrina disaster ahead of Alabama's Saturday showdown with LSU. After first surfacing (we believe) on the @OldRowOfficial Twitter account Friday afternoon, the..." November 07

  • LSU gets commit from 2018 Landry-Walker receiver Devonta Jason

    The Advocate "LSU landed a commitment Wednesday night from 2018 four-star wide receiver Devonta Jason. The Landry-Walker product becomes the Tigers’ third commit in the sophomore class, ranked No. 1, according to 247Sports. Jason joins quarterback Zadock Dinkelmann (Somerset, Texas) and athlete Justin..." November 06

  • Leonard Fournette's parents may have violated NCAA rules

    The Score "Before Leonard Fournette became Leonard Fournette, his parents tried to make a quick buck off their son's rise to stardom. As detailed in a report by USA TODAY's Josh Peter, Fournette's parents set up an online business to sell memorabilia with "BUGA Nation," an acronym standing for "Being..." November 05

  • Clemson, LSU, Ohio State and Alabama top four in CFP rankings

    ESPN "Being undefeated doesn't guarantee you a spot in the top four of the College Football Playoff as Alabama at 7-1 joins undefeated Clemson (No. 1) , LSU (No. 2) and defending champion Ohio State (No. 3) atop the season's first rankings. Though ranked seventh in the AP poll, the Tide leaped over..." November 03

  • LSU players dove in to flood waters to help two strangers

    Sporting News - NCAAF "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris and his receiver Malachi Dupre connected on a 55-yard touchdown pass Saturday night, but that wasn't even their best teamwork of the weekend. On Sunday, the two helped a woman and her son whose car was overtaken by flood waters. The son, who is diabetic, left his..." October 28

  • Les Miles: LSU TE Dillon Gordon likely out for the season

    The Advocate "LSU tight end Dillon Gordon will likely miss the remainder of the season, coach Les Miles said Monday during his weekly news conference. Gordon, a senior from Edgard, re-injured his left Achilles on the Tigers’ second series of the 35-28 win against Florida on Saturday – an injury which cost..." October 20

  • Florida DL Jon Bullard: Leonard Fournette 'nothing that we can't stop'

    CBS Sports "During the week before Auburn went to Baton Rouge to face undefeated LSU, Tigers safety Rudy Ford told reporters that stopping Leonard Fournette would be "not that much of a challenge." It turned out that speaking ill of the now-de facto Heisman frontrunner was as bad an idea in practice as it..." October 14