Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • OL Elliott Porter to miss LSU’s home opener while completing two-game suspension

    The Advocate "Senior center Elliott Porter will not play in LSU’s home opener Saturday against Sam Houston State as he completes the second of a two-game suspension handed down by the school, multiple sources told The Advocate on Thursday. Porter sat out last Saturday’s 28-24 win over Wisconsin in Houston as..." September 05

  • LSU coach Les Miles' says Ethan Pocic will start at center, hints Elliott Porter won't play

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU coach Les Miles said Wednesday Ethan Pocic will start his second consecutive game at center. Miles also hinted that Elliott Porter would not play. Porter, who started 12 of 13 games at center last year, did not play in the Tigers' 28-24 victory against Wisconsin last week. Miles did not say..." September 04

  • Cornerback Rashard Robinson, receiver Malachi Dupre are not making trip with LSU to Houston

    The Advocate "Starting cornerback Rashard Robinson and freshman receiver Malachi Dupre did not make the trip to Houston for LSU’s game against Wisconsin, sources confirmed with The Advocate on Friday. Dupre suffered an ankle injury in practice this week, and Robinson has been at least temporarily suspended,..." August 30

  • LSU Players Help Freshmen With Move

    ThePostGame.com "LSU freshmen got a little help moving into dorms this week from none other than the players on the nation's 13th ranked football team. Les Miles' guys hit the pavement Wednesday to help incoming students carry bedspreads, books, backpacks and much more. And this wasn't just the bench players..." August 21

  • LSU gets DT help as Travonte Valentine is apparently cleared by the NCAA

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "LSU's defensive tackle positon got a huge shot in the arm on Monday when highly touted freshman Travonte Valentine was apparently green-lighted by the NCAA Clearinghouse. Valentine tweeted Monday morning that he had been cleared to play and posted two other references to that effect on his..." August 19

  • Mills regrets causing distraction

    ESPN.com "Although he did not get into specifics about his still-open legal case, LSU safety Jalen Mills said Sunday that he regrets putting his teammates and coaches in a bad position with his June arrest. Speaking publicly for the first time since his arrest for allegedly hitting a woman and knocking..." August 11

  • LSU coach Les Miles said the QB competition is a long way from over

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "After two seasons of having a clear-cut starter, LSU has returned to a muddled situation at quarterback. But what is clear is Tigers head coach Les Miles is in no hurry to hand the job to anyone. The way he talked at LSU Media Day Sunday, the decision may not be known publicly until the season..." August 11

  • Judge rules against NCAA in revolutionary O'Bannon case

    ESPN.com "In a landmark decision, a federal judge ruled Friday that the NCAA is in violation of the nation's antitrust laws by restricting the compensation that major college football and men's basketball student-athletes can receive for use of their names, images and likenesses. U.S. District Court..." August 09

  • LSU DB Jalen Mills returns to football practice Monday afternoon

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "Suspended LSU defensive back Jalen Mills was back on the practice field Monday, the same day his second degree battery charge was reduced to simple battery by East Baton Rouge District Attorney Hillar Moore. An LSU spokesman declined to comment and said Tigers coach Les Miles would address the..." August 05

  • 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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