Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • LSU announces Arden Key taking leave of absence from program; remains on the team

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU announced outside linebacker/defensive end Arden Key will "take some time away" from football but will remain on the football team. The school made the announcement on Wednesday afternoon. Here's the full statement from LSU coach Ed Orgeron: "In consultation with our staff and his..." February 15

  • LSU's Brandon Harris to transfer out of program

    ESPN "LSU quarterback Brandon Harris announced on Monday that he will transfer. Harris tweeted his intentions to transfer Monday afternoon and LSU spokesman Michael Bonnette later confirmed Harris' departure to ESPN. Harris was named the Tigers' starter, but was benched in favor of Purdue transfer..." February 14

  • New Orleans area coaches considering boycott against LSU

    SEC Country "Is LSU close to losing one of its most fertile recruiting grounds within the state? That might ultimately be what occurs on Thursday evening when several of the New Orleans Metro area high school football coaches gather to discuss a potential boycott of the LSU Tigers football..." February 07

  • Leonard Fournette now says sitting out the bowl game was not his decision

    CBS Sports "And now we know the rest of the story. Former LSU running back Leonard Fournette took some heat in December when he announced he would not play in the Citrus Bowl against Louisville. Chiefly, Fournette was criticized for "quitting" and being "soft" by resting his nagging ankle injury and..." February 04

  • North Shore star K'Lavon Chaisson chooses LSU over Texas

    Houston Chronicle "North Shore defensive end K'Lavon Chaisson's signing was one of the most highly anticipated decisions in the country on Wednesday's National Signing Day. He made folks in Louisiana really happy." February 01

  • LSU flips heralded LB Jacob Phillips from Oklahoma

    SI "LSU has flipped four-star linebacker Jacob Phillips from Oklahoma on Thursday, the Army All-American announced on Twitter. The flip comes after months of pushing from the LSU staff, lead by General Manager Austin Thomas. "This has been one of the hardest decisions I have ever made in my..." January 27

  • LSU to pay OC Matt Canada $1.5 million per year

    The Advocate "Dave Aranda isn’t the only assistant on new coach Ed Orgeron’s staff making the big bucks. LSU offensive coordinator Matt Canada is set to make $1.5 million per year as part of a three-year contract that he and the school agreed upon, according to documents obtained by The Advocate. Canada’s..." January 19

  • LSU's Dupre declares for 2017 NFL Draft

    Alabama "LSU wide receiver Malachi Dupre is headed to the 2017 NFL draft, he announced Friday. Dupre made the announcement via a video posted to his Twitter account. The 6-foot-3, 190-pound Dupre was a two-year starter for the Tigers, totaling 98 receptions for 1,609 yards and 14 touchdowns in his..." January 14

  • LSU safety Jamal Adams leaving school early for 2017 NFL Draft

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "In an announcement that surprised few, LSU All-American safety Jamal Adams will skip his final season of eligibility and enter the 2017 NFL Draft. Adams, a junior from Lewisville, Texas, made the announcement at a press conference Friday at LSU. He is expected to be no worse than a top-10 pick..." January 06

  • Police investigating LSU football field being vandalized

    Larry Brown Sports "LSU police are investigating an incident reported on Tuesday night about the football field being vandalized. The alleged burglary took place at 11:30 pm on Tuesday night, according to the campus police crime log. This is the second time in two months that there was an incident with the LSU..." January 04

  • LSU's Davon Godchaux to declare for NFL draft

    The Advocate "LSU defensive lineman Davon Godchaux will forego his senior season with the Tigers and enter the NFL draft early, he announced in a post on social media Sunday. "I know in my heart this is the best choice for me and my son, Davon Montel Godchaux II," Godchaux, a Plaquemine native and three-year..." January 01

  • LSU pounds Jackson, Louisville in Citrus Bowl

    The Sports Xchange "ORLANDO, Fla. -- No matter what Heisman Trophy winner Lamar Jackson tried to do, the LSU defense had all the answers Saturday. Jackson was sacked eight times while LSU running back Derrius Guice rushed for a 70-yard touchdown to lift the No. 20 Tigers to a 29-9 win over No. 13 Louisville in..." December 31

  • LSU players eat 4,000 wings as part of Citrus Bowl festivities

    SEC Country "It remains to be seen if LSU will win on the field when it plays Louisville in the Citrus Bowl on Saturday, but the Tigers won off it Tuesday. As relayed by The Advocate’s Ross Dellenger, LSU players ate 4,000 wings at Buffalo Wild Wings as part of their fun before their season finale in..." December 28

  • Myles Garrett: Leonard Fournette has ‘been trying to leave since sophomore year’

    Sportsnaut "Texas A&M defensive end Myles Garrett has known star LSU running back Leonard Fournette since high school. They graduated the same year, and many of the same colleges recruited the two. So a recent comment from Garrett regarding Fournette’s decision to skip the bowl game to prepare for the NFL..." December 20

  • Narcisse commits to LSU

    LSU 247 Sports "LSU kicked off the week with some big news on Monday morning, with four-star quarterback Lowell Narcisse making the announcement that he was back on board with the Tigers and committed to play his college football in Baton Rouge. Narcisse, who reopened his recruitment process last Monday, got..." December 19

  • Leonard Fournette Won't Play Bowl Game 'I Gotta Do What's Best For My Future'

    TMZ "LSU's gonna have to face Lamar Jackson without their star RB ... 'cause Leonard Fournette's decided to sit out the Citrus Bowl ... and get healthy for the NFL draft. Fournette, a junior, announced he'd be leaving for the NFL after this season. The 19th ranked Tigers have 1 game left -- a highly..." December 16

  • Myles Brennan shuts down recruitment, locked into LSU

    SEC Country "It did not take long, but alas, LSU has locked up its quarterback. Myles Brennan, the 4-star quarterback from St. Stanislaus (Miss.) High, reaffirmed his commitment to the LSU Tigers just hours removed from his inaugural conversation with new offensive coordinator Matt Canada and head coach Ed..." December 15

  • Four-star QB Lowell Narcisse decommits from LSU, says coaching situation played role

    The Advocate "St. James High and four-star dual-threat quarterback Lowell Narcisse announced Monday that he has decommitted from LSU. Narcisse told ESPN 104.5 FM's Jordy Cullota and Hunt Palmer that the uncertainty surrounding LSU's coaching staff is on his mind. The Tigers are still searching for a new..." December 13

  • Pitt's Matt Canada nearing agreement to become LSU's offensive coordinator, sources say

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU is zeroing in on Pittsburgh's Matt Canada as its next offensive coordinator and an agreement could be reached as early as Tuesday, two sources with knowledge of the situation told NOLA.com | The Times-Picayune on Monday night. Canada has emerged as the leading candidate and is scheduled to..." December 13

  • Four-star St. James quarterback Lowell Narcisse decommits from LSU

    Scout "LSU has lost one of the long-time commits of the 2017 class in St. James (La.) quarterback Lowell Narcisse, who announced via Twitter on Monday morning that he was decommitting from Ed Orgeron and LSU. "I have thought and prayed long about the situation and I've decided to de-commit from LSU,"..." December 12

  • Leonard Fournette intends to enter 2017 NFL Draft

    NFL.com "LSU RB Leonard Fournette will apply for early eligibility to enter the 2017 NFL Draft, a long-anticipated decision for one of college football's elite rushers. Fournette announced the decision via Twitter on Monday. Fournette deepens what is expected to be a deep draft pool at the position..." December 05

  • LSU Offers 5-Star Alabama QB Commit Tua Tagovailoa

    Tiger Droppings "LSU extended an offer to five-star Alabama quarterback commit Tua Tagovailoa from Honolulu, HI on Tuesday. He is No. 1 dual-threat quarterback in the country for 2017. Tagovailoa, a 6-1, 212-pound dual-threat prospect has been committed to the Crimson Tide since May and is expected to..." November 30

  • New LSU coach Ed Orgeron will reportedly try to hire away Alabama's Lane Kiffin

    CBS Sports "Ed Orgeron will be announced as LSU's next full-time football coach on Saturday, assuming the job after going 5-2 as an interim coach following the dismissal of Les Miles. According to multiple reports, including The Advocate and FootballScoop.com, one of Orgeron's first moves will be to pursue..." November 26

  • Sources: Ed Orgeron to be LSU's new football coach

    The Advocate "LSU is scheduled to announce Ed Orgeron as its new football coach, multiple sources told The Advocate, promoting the gravelly-voiced Cajun to the Tigers' top spot. The Advocate reported Friday that the search narrowed to two. Athletic director Joe Alleva and interim coach Ed Orgeron met..." November 26

  • Guice runs for 285, 4 TDs as LSU blasts Texas A&M

    The Sports Xchange "COLLEGE STATION, Texas -- Perhaps the LSU administration should reconsider its stance on Ed Orgeron. The Tigers finished the regular season with arguably their best performance in what could be Orgeron's last game in charge of the football program. Derrius Guice ran for a school-record..." November 25

  • LSU's backup plan appears solidified if Tom Herman falls through

    CBS Sports "LSU's coaching search has reportedly taken many turns over the past couple of days, but it would appear as though that search is achieving some clarity. That is, of course, if the following reports are to be believed, and Houston coach Tom Herman doesn't want you to believe anything. The..." November 25

  • Reports of leaving Houston are 'absolutely' false, Tom Herman says

    Sporting News "Houston coach Tom Herman is a hot commodity in the coaching search at Texas, LSU and Baylor with the latest reports saying he could be the coach of the Tigers by Saturday. "Don’t believe anything that you read," Herman told ESPN about the coaching rumors before Friday's game against Memphis,..." November 25

  • LSU to zero in on Tom Herman as HC

    USA Today "The Tigers' Thanksgiving weekend may end up being quite a Texas two step. The LSU football program moved close to hiring a new football coach on Thursday afternoon, then roared by Texas A&M, 54-39, on Thursday night in the Tigers' regular season finale. LSU officials met with Houston coach..." November 25

  • Jimbo Fisher to FSU fans amid LSU rumors: 'Just be patient'

    Orlando Sentinel "The first question Jimbo Fisher received during his radio call-in show Wednesday night expressed gratitude. “Thanks for coaching us, Jimbo,” the caller said. “I love it,” Fisher responded. About 20 minutes later, a young fan bashfully asked if Fisher was going to return as Florida State’s..." November 24

  • LSU cuts coaching candidate list to 4

    The Advocate "LSU’s search for a head football coach revved up this past weekend, as a group of university leaders took the next step in the hunt for Les Miles’ replacement. A group of five to six decision-makers, during a meeting, narrowed a list of candidates to as few as four and formulated multiple plans..." November 21

  • Goal-line stand gives No. 23 Florida SEC East crown

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- Forget the fire hose of bad blood spilled in the LSU-Florida rivalry over the last six weeks, the fallout from a critical game being postponed by a hurricane and moved out of The Swamp to Tiger Stadium 600 miles away. Forget all the huffing and puffing in pre-game..." November 19

  • Originally thought inactive, Leonard Fournette suits up, plays on LSU's opening drive

    The Advocate "Reports of Leonard Fournette being inactive were greatly exaggerated. Originally thought to be out for the game, Fournette asked coach Ed Orgeron to suit up after a pregame scuffle and shoving match with Florida defensive back coach Torrian Gray, according to a report from SEC Nation. He..." November 19

  • Leonard Fournette shoves Florida assistant during pregame scuffle

    The Big Lead "Florida and LSU were originally scheduled to play in early October, but the game was canceled because of Hurricane Matthew. Both schools had problems with the rescheduling negotiations, but they are finally meeting today after buying out non-conference opponents. Before the game the teams got..." November 19

  • Jimbo Fisher reaffirms love for Florida State despite LSU coaching rumors

    Orlando Sentinel "Jimbo Fisher did not deny having interest or if his representatives have made contact with LSU for its head coaching position. But Fisher did express his love for his current post after Tuesday’s practice, as Florida State prepares to play at Syracuse at 3:30 p.m. Saturday. “I’m not going to..." November 16

  • LSU contacts Jimbo Fisher, Larry Fedora; Ed Orgeron emerges in coaching search

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Florida State's Jimbo Fisher and LSU interim coach Ed Orgeron have emerged as strong candidates in the school's search to replace Les Miles as head football coach, sources with knowledge of the situation said Monday. The sources were given anonymity to speak freely about the school's search to..." November 15

  • No. 24 LSU runs over No. 25 Arkansas

    The Sports Xchange "FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. -- LSU found a cure for the Alabama hangover. Derrius Guice ran 21 times for a career-high 252 yards, including the longest play from scrimmage in school history, and Leonard Fournette scored three touchdowns as the 24th-ranked Tigers handled No. 25 Arkansas 38-10 on..." November 12

  • Freshman Donavaughn Campbell reinstated, Jazz Ferguson still suspended, Ed Orgeron says

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Freshman offensive lineman Donavaughn Campbell has been reinstated to the team but wide receiver Jazz Ferguson remains suspended indefinitely, LSU coach Ed Orgeron said Thursday. "Donavaughn Campbell we let back on the team," Orgeron said after practice. "Jazz Ferguson is still suspended fromt..." November 11

  • Ed Orgeron's road to being named LSU's permanent head coach just got easier

    Fox Sports "When LSU lost to Alabama on Saturday, many (myself included) wondered if it ultimately cost Ed Orgeron his chance to eventually be named the Tigers’ full-time head coach. Granted, no one could blame Orgeron for losing to the Crimson Tide. But at the same time, the Tigers only put up 125 yards, in..." November 08

  • No. 1 Alabama shuts out No. 13 LSU

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- It was ugly, but in Nick Saban's world of performance-based metrics -- where there is winning or there is misery -- it was a thing of old-school beauty. For three quarters on Saturday night before 102,231 at Tiger Stadium, No. 1 Alabama and No. 13 LSU played defense and..." November 06

  • LSU's Fournette calls players-only meeting ahead of Alabama tilt

    247 Sports "LSU head coach Ed Orgeron wasn't in the room when the team held a players-only meeting on Thursday. And he didn't want to be. "I didn't want to be in there," Orgeron said. "They wanted it. I gave it to them." Orgeron said running back Leonard Fournette, offensive lineman Ethan Pocic and..." November 04

  • LSU still has a long road ahead in replacing Les Miles

    CBS Sports "Ed Orgeron's livelihood is about to flash before his eyes. Either way, Saturday night in Death Valley is likely to be a turning point in the LSU interim coach's colorful career. Beat Alabama -- or even play the Crimson Tide close -- and a case can be made for athletic director Joe Alleva..." November 02

  • LSU OG Donavaughn Campbell suspended after arrest Sunday in Atlanta

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU freshman offensive guard Donavaughn Campbell was arrested on two counts of battery Sunday after being involved in an on-campus fight at Georgia Tech, Fox 8 reported Tuesday. LSU sports information director Michael Bonnette said Campbell has been suspended indefinitely by LSU coach Ed..." November 01

  • Nick Saban: Leonard Fournette ‘looks as good as ever and maybe even better’

    SEC Country "Leonard Fournette’s huge performance against Ole Miss last Saturday impressed a lot of people, including Alabama coach Nick Saban. Fournette ran for 284 yards (17.8 yards per carry) and 3 touchdowns in LSU’s 38-21 win. “I haven’t really seen a guy dominate a game like he did that game for a..." October 26

  • E-mail chain about Florida game another embarrassment for LSU

    USA Today "An e-mail chain that circulated within the LSU athletic department following Florida’s decision to postpone their Oct. 8 game due to Hurricane Matthew reveals that the dysfunction between the two parties and the Southeastern Conference was every bit as real as suspected. LSU officials, in fact,..." October 25

  • Fournette runs wild as No. 25 LSU subdues No. 23 Ole Miss

    The Sports Xchange "BATON ROUGE, La. -- It started with a 1-yard loss. And then, in a purple-and-gold flash, Leonard Fournette went off. After missing the last two games with a gimpy ankle, Fournette shredded the Ole Miss defense for a school-record 284 yards on 16 carries and touchdown runs of 59, 76 and..." October 23

  • 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