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  • Joe Burrow leads group of 4 Heisman Trophy finalists

    Yahoo! Sports "The 2019 Heisman Trophy finalists were revealed Monday, with four players earning invitations to the ceremony Saturday night in New York City. The finalists are LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, Ohio State quarterback Justin Fields, Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts and Ohio State defensive..." December 09

  • With offense that seemingly can't be stopped, LSU is team to beat in Playoff

    USA Today "As LSU players ascended stairs to the temporary stage in the middle of Mercedes-Benz Stadium, a highlight reel of past SEC championship games began playing on the scoreboard up above. The thousands of LSU fans who stuck around for the trophy presentation after the Tigers’ emphatic..." December 08

  • Joe Burrow has LSU fans, NFL scouts and his hometown waiting to see how magical his season can get

    CBS Sports "At a nondescript dining table in a quiet suburban home 78 miles from Columbus, the shaping of Joe Burrow's future has begun. "All the time," Burrow's father replies when asked whether agents have begun seeking representation of his son, LSU's quarterback and..." December 07

  • Jake Fromm suffers ankle injury on sack against LSU

    Larry Brown Sports "Jake Fromm was briefly knocked out of Saturday’s SEC Championship Game after a sack by LSU in the second quarter. Fromm was sacked by Grant Delpit on a second down play in the middle of the second quarter as his Georgia Bulldogs trailed 14-3. The quarterback’s left ankle..." December 07

  • LSU's Ed Orgeron in position to reach at least $1.7 million in bonuses

    USA Today "Before becoming LSU’s interim head coach early in the 2016 season, Ed Orgeron was making $610,000 as the Tigers’ defensive line coach. This season, his third as LSU’s full-time head coach, Orgeron already has racked up bonuses worth more than that. And if..." December 06

  • College Football Playoff committee may have difficult decision leaving out either Pac-12 or Big 12 champion

    Larry Brown Sports "College football has five “power” conferences and only four teams in their playoff. That means one conference champion gets left out of the playoff. In some seasons, when there are several 2-loss teams, that is not a big issue. But this season is different. Things are shaping up for..." December 03

  • CFP Rankings: Top 4 unchanged, Alabama falls to No. 12

    The Score "With the final rankings less than a week away, another powerhouse school is out of the playoff hunt. The College Football Playoff selection committee unveiled its fifth rankings of the season Tuesday without any change to the top four, but with SEC..." December 03

  • LSU stadium sod giveaway turns chaotic, runs out in minutes

    Larry Brown Sports "2019 marks the most memorable and successful football season LSU has had in at least eight years, and it’s fair to say fans are desperate for a piece of the action. If you need proof of that, you need only see what happened in Baton Rouge on Monday when the university gave away..." December 02

  • Joe Burrow sports a special 'Burreaux' jersey on senior night, gets a huge ovation

    The Advocate "Joe Burrow sprinted onto the Tiger Stadium field for his senior day tribute Saturday night with a little something extra. As the crowd gave him a huge ovation, Burrow sported a "Burreaux" jersey and met his family and coach Ed Orgeron at midfield. Burrow has etched..." December 01

  • Joe Burrow sends cool tweet on Thanksgiving

    Larry Brown Sports "Joe Burrow sent a pretty cool tweet on Thanksgiving Thursday. Burrow went from being a backup quarterback buried on the depth chart at Ohio State to starting at leading the LSU Tigers to what is currently an undefeated season. He is a Heisman Trophy contender and being discussed..." November 28

  • CFP committee chairman explains why Ohio State jumped LSU in rankings

    Yardbarker "The latest College Football Playoff rankings were released on Tuesday, and perhaps the biggest development was Ohio State jumping LSU for No. 1 in the rankings. Ohio State beat Penn State 28-17 at home last weekend, while LSU defeated Arkansas 56-20. The Buckeyes played a tougher..." November 27

  • The craziest college football playoff scenarios after the latest rankings are released

    247 Sports "The College Football Playoff picture underwent a bit of a shakeup Saturday as Oregon and Penn State’s losses catapulted Utah, Oklahoma, Minnesota and Baylor up the rankings. The new top six are now: No. 1 Ohio State, No. 2 LSU, No. 3 Clemson, No. 4 Georgia, No. 5 Alabama and No. 6..." November 26

  • Ohio State Leaps LSU for Top Spot in Latest College Football Playoff Rankings Shakeup

    12 Up "With a win over No. 9 Penn State on Saturday afternoon, Ohio State evidently made a good impression of the College Football Playoff committee. The Buckeyes jumped the LSU Tigers in the latest edition of the CFP Rankings, which were announced on Tuesday..." November 26

  • College football major position awards finalists announced

    The Score "The finalists for a number of major college football awards were announced Monday. LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Ohio State pass-rusher Chase Young are both nominated for multiple honors. Here are the notable award..." November 25

  • LSU Makes Joe Burrow Delete Tweets Calling People Monkeys and Clowning Foreigners & Roger Goodell

    Total Pro Sports "Once again, a high profiled athlete forgot to do a clean sweep of his Twitter account and he is certainly going to pay for it. LSU Tigers QB Joe Burrow has likely become the most-coveted QB on most draft boards after Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa suffered a dislocated hip in his..." November 25

  • LSU coach Ed Orgeron with utterly savage quote

    Sportsnaut "The LSU Tigers (No. 1 in the nation) pasted SEC foe Arkansas, 56-20 on Saturday, but they weren’t in a celebratory mood afterward. LSU coach Ed Orgeron was asked why the Tigers didn’t celebrate.  His response was both savage and legendary: “There wasn’t..." November 24

  • Alabama fan charged with murder of LSU fan during LSU-Alabama game

    College Football Talk "Sadly, this has become a ghoulish tradition of late when it comes to the LSU-Alabama game. Last year, an Alabama fan was fatally injured after a verbal altercation with two LSU fans during the annual SEC West clash turned physical.  This year, an LSU fan, 29-year-old James..." November 21

  • LSU's Michael Divinity not playing because he's ineligible — he didn't leave for personal reasons

    Lafayette Daily Advertiser "The reason LSU starting linebacker Michael Divinity Jr. has not played in the TIgers' last two games and will not play in several more is because he has been and remains ineligible, coach Ed Orgeron confirmed Wednesday on the Southeastern Conference teleconference. It was not..." November 21

  • CFP Rankings: LSU sticks at No. 1, top 6 remain unchanged

    The Score "The third edition of this season's College Football Playoff Top 25 was unveiled Tuesday with few significant changes from last week's list. The top six remained unchanged, as LSU slotted in at No. 1 for the second straight week. Ohio State, Clemson,..." November 19

  • Which teams are most likely to make the College Football Playoff?

    Larry Brown Sports "Though we’re only two weeks from the various conference championship games across the college football landscape, there remains a considerable amount of uncertainty in how the College Football Playoff field will come together. There are only a couple teams who can really feel confident..." November 19

  • LB Michael Divinity returns to LSU, practices with team

    The Advocate "Senior linebacker Michael Divinity practiced with LSU on Monday afternoon, appearing with the team for the first time since he left the program two weeks ago. Divinity, wearing his No. 45, went through drills with the rest of his teammates. He appeared to be a full..." November 18

  • LSU RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire's transformation from overlooked to indispensable

    CBS Sports "At LSU, the conversation has always been about the offense. "How can LSU fix the offense? How can LSU find a quarterback? What offensive coordinator has the answers?" And yet, amid the yearly uncertainty, running back has always been a constant. An assembly line..." November 16

  • Joe Burrow and Jalen Hurts among finalists for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award

    NBC Sports "LSU quarterback Joe Burrow and Oklahoma quarterback Jalen Hurts have been named finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award. The Golden Arm Foundation revealed its list of five finalists for the award for the nation’s top fourth or fifth-year quarterback on..." November 15

  • Matt Luke to return for fourth season at Ole Miss

    247 Sports "Ole Miss has had a down season by its standards. At 4-6, the Rebels would need to beat No. 1 LSU and rival Mississippi State to play in the postseason. The last two years, the Rebels were not able to participate in the postseason due to NCAA violations that took place under Hugh..." November 14

  • Ed Orgeron explains how video was leaked

    The Sports Daily "LSU head coach Ed Orgeron drew some criticism for the way he celebrated his team’s win over Alabama after the game on Saturday, but he surely didn’t mean for his words to go public. A video of Coach O in the locker room was somehow leaked, and in it, it features him going..." November 12

  • CFP Rankings: LSU moves up to No. 1, Alabama drops out of top 4

    The Score "The second edition of this season's College Football Playoff Top 25 was unveiled Tuesday with significant changes from last week's list. LSU moved up from No. 2 with a huge win over Alabama. The Crimson Tide dropped to fifth,..." November 12

  • LSU players had a message for Alabama's recruiting section after big win

    The Spun "The LSU Tigers were on cloud nine as the clock struck zero in yesterday’s huge win over the Alabama Crimson Tide. In fact, they were so confident after the win that they decided to let some Alabama VIPs in on the celebration. After the game, several LSU players decided to walk..." November 12

  • Man Arrested For Attempted Murder After Shooting Friend During LSU-Alabama Argument

    Daily Snark "Sometimes people take sports way too seriously. This was the case for a couple of fans who tuned into last Saturday’s LSU-Alabama game. According to a report from ABC 33/40, one man was shot and another was arrested for attempt murder over an argument the two had over the big..." November 12

  • Ed Orgeron addresses leaked viral video of post-game speech

    Larry Brown Sports "Plenty of fans loved the release of video of LSU coach Ed Orgeron’s postgame speech after beating Alabama, but the coach was not one of them. An LSU player livestreamed Orgeron’s speech after Saturday’s 46-51 win, and the coach’s words quickly went viral...." November 11

  • Joe Burrow Getting Compared to Tom Brady Proves the Hype is Officially Out of Control

    12 Up "The Joe Burrow hype train has been rapidly building steam throughout the season, and it's officially reached peak insanity. After a statement victory over Alabama in Tuscaloosa on Saturday, Burrow established himself as not only the Heisman Favorite, but also a..." November 11

  • Nick Saban impressed by LSU's offense: 'They have no weaknesses'

    The Score "LSU put up an astonishing 46 points on the Alabama defense Saturday, and all Nick Saban could do afterward was praise the winning side. "They have no weaknesses on offense," the veteran head coach said, according to Stewart Mandel of The Athletic. "I..." November 10

  • Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa likely to play against LSU

    ESPN "Alabama coach Nick Saban expects quarterback Tua Tagovailoa to play in Saturday's key SEC West matchup with LSU, barring any issues during pregame warm-ups, he told ESPN's College GameDay. "If he feels good in pregame and we don't have a setback, I..." November 09

  • LSU vs. Alabama: Which powerhouse gets the edge?

    The Score "Something has to give on Saturday. For 10 weeks, LSU has been arguably the story of the 2019 season. The Tigers' transformation from an offensively challenged program into one with a Heisman Trophy front-runner at quarterback has been swift and remarkable. Now,..." November 09

  • True freshmen will be in the spotlight as Alabama faces LSU

    247 Sports "We’ve got another Game of the Century, at least per the AP Poll, on deck this week when No. 1 LSU will travel to No. 2 Alabama. Funny thing is, a number of key contributors for this game were not born at the turn of this century. Alabama and LSU are talent juggernauts, and that..." November 09

  • Offense, not defenses, will decide who wins the Alabama-LSU showdown

    USA Today "LSU began looking at Alabama’s offense during the spring, eight or nine months before Saturday's matchup between the top-ranked teams in the Amway Coaches Poll. At daybreak on Monday, the Tigers' defensive coaching staff met to discuss how to slow down the Crimson Tide's..." November 09

  • LSU-Alabama loser still will have playoff hopes

    ESPN "LSU-Alabama may be a critical game in the SEC title race, but it by no means will end the playoff hopes of the loser -- regardless of whom that is. According to the Allstate Playoff Predictor, LSU would have a 42% chance to reach the playoff with a loss in Tuscaloosa, while..." November 08

  • Alabama-LSU rivalry is back because the Tigers transformed under Ed Orgeron

    USA Today "Perhaps we shouldn’t be surprised. Ed Orgeron promised, after all, that things would change, and the LSU coach made sure to tell everyone a couple of years back, after yet another loss to Alabama: “We coming!” And now, here the Tigers are – but who..." November 08

  • Gary Danielson: Tua Tagovailoa Doesn't Look Like Himself

    The Big Lead "The health of Alabama quarterback Tua Tagovailoa has been a great unknown and a point of much discussion since he went down with a high-ankle sprain against Tennessee on Oct. 19. Getting him to a productive place in time for Saturday night's game against LSU has been Job One. No one really..." November 08

  • Most Compelling Match-ups In College Football Week 11

    Sportsnaut "November is here, and with it comes the first College Football Playoff rankings of the season ahead of Week 11. Those rankings won’t stand for long, though, thanks to some outstanding matchups this weekend. The biggest game of the college football season so far is taking place..." November 08

  • 4 Bold Predictions for Alabama vs LSU Heavyweight SEC Matchup

    12 Up "Saturday will provide us the biggest matchup of the 2019 college football season so far when Joe Burrow and No. 2 LSU travel to Tuscaloosa to lock horns with Tua Tagovailoa, Nick Saban, and No. 3 Alabama. Given how potent these teams are on both sides of the ball, this game could turn..." November 07

  • D.J. Fluker Gunning To Clown Seahawks Teammates Over Bama-LSU, Hilarious Bets!

    TMZ "Forget 49ers-Seahawks ... Alabama vs. LSU is an even bigger matchup this weekend for some in Seattle's locker room -- 'cause D.J. Fluker says there's some hilarious wagers going on!!! D.J. -- an OL who cut his teeth at 'Bama -- tells us he's going to make..." November 07

  • Clemson left out of playoff in first CFP rankings of season

    Larry Brown Sports "The College Football Playoff committee on Tuesday released its first rankings of the season, and there are two big takeaways. One, they have Ohio State ranked No. 1. Two, they have the defending national champion Clemson Tigers ranked fifth, which means they would not be in the..." November 05

  • LSU's Joe Burrow On President Trump At Alabama Game, "It's Pretty Cool"

    TMZ "LSU star QB Joe Burrow says it's "pretty cool" President Trump is coming to his big rivalry game Saturday against Alabama ... no matter what political party you belong to. FYI, Trump's team has reportedly notified the University of Alabama..." November 05

  • Starting LSU LB Michael Divinity leaves team for personal reasons

    CBS Sports "LSU linebacker Michael Divinity has left the team for personal reasons, coach Ed Orgeron confirmed on Monday. The 6-foot-2, 241-pounder was a starter at the outside linebacker spot for the top-ranked Tigers and leaves a big void in the defense heading into Saturday's showdown with No...." November 04

  • Donald Trump expected to attend showdown for SEC West supremacy

    CBS Sports "No. 2 Alabama will host No. 1 LSU in the SEC on CBS Game of the Week this coming Saturday, and the leader of the free world might be among the people in attendance. Christopher Walsh of BamaCentral.com reported Monday that the Alabama administration is making..." November 04

  • How each College Football Playoff contender could fare with its backup quarterback under center

    CBS Sports "As the College Football Playoff picture starts to come into focus, it's understandable that quarterbacks like Tua Tagovailoa, Justin Fields and Joe Burrow have become the faces of their team's playoff runs. But in four of the five College..." November 02

  • Joe Burrow Has Chance to Surpass Tua Tagovailoa as Top 2020 NFL QB Prospect

    12 Up "Forget the notion that LSU Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow is a genuine contender for the Heisman Trophy. That's been a narrative for the better part of a month. It's about time we start recognizing that the senior gunslinger is putting together one of the..." November 01

  • LSU football recruiting: New 2022 WR commit has one of the greatest names imaginable

    CBS Sports "Players everywhere want to be the GOAT (greatest of all time), but how many strive to be the coldest one? One -- and he's going to LSU. The Tigers nabbed the commitment of 6-foot-1, 160-pound Class of 2022 wide receiver Decoldest Crawford on Monday. No, that's..." October 29

  • Three takeaways from No. 2 LSU's comeback win over No. 9 Auburn

    Sporting News "This was a close one ... until it wasn't. Joe Burrow led yet another comeback against Auburn as LSU pulled away with a 23-20 win after a third-quarter deficit. It seemed like the visiting No. 9 Tigers could have pulled off an upset, especially after a goalline..." October 27

  • How Bama, Ohio State and Saturday's other favorites could lose

    ESPN "The past two weeks have reminded us just how wild college football can be. While we focused all of our midweek energy looking at specific matchups -- Florida vs. LSU and Oklahoma vs. Texas in Week 7, Michigan vs. Penn State and Oregon vs. Washington in Week 8 -- supposed afterthoughts..." October 26