Louisiana State Rumors & News

  • 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

  • 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

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