Posted August 02, 2012 on
Having the benefit of a bona fide blue chip offensive lineman grow up in your back yard is a nice luxury. La'el Collins grew up cheering for the hometown LSU Tigers, so the talented sled pusher relishes the chance to be one of the men in the middle when the Tigers take to the field this fall. Collins took his first snaps of the 2012 practice sessions at guard this morning.

LSU tops Coaches Poll

The LSU Tigers topped the preseason edition of the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll, narrowly edging out the Alabama Crimson Tide.

Miles expects LSU to apply lessons from 2011

Les Miles can only hope that LSU's preseason camp is a lot calmer this season than it was a year ago. ''I hope we learned some things from the distractions last year,'' Miles said Wednesday as the Tigers reported for August practices. ''My greatest hope (for camp) is a very, comfortable forecast for sustained focus and learning. ''But, I always...

Tigers express "urgency" to start playing again

LSU's season opener is nearly a month away and already defensive end Sam Montgomery is feeling ''a sense of urgency'' among the Tigers to settle unfinished business. Montgomery says coming up short last season in the national title game hurt after all the work that was put in to win the first 13 games, most of them by double digits. New starting quarterback...

USA Today Coaches Poll Has LSU as Preseason College Football #1

Today, the new pre-season USA TODAY Sports Coaches’ Poll was released and it has LSU atop of the bunch, with Alabama and USC nipping at their heels.  Get ready for some football, folks. “We are fortunate to be at a place that allows you to compete for that (No. 1) spot,” LSU coach Les Miles told USA TODAY Sports in a statement. “We recognize that it (No. 1 ranking) is...

LSU Soccer Sensation Mo Isom To Tryout Again

To make this happen, the former soccer star has to beat out some stiff competition with sophomore punter Brad Wing (Ray Guy Award watch list) and field goal kicker Drew Alleman (Lou Groza Award watch list) both expected to return and make a big impact on LSU’s already solid kicking game.  Head Coach Les Miles has a lot of respect for Mo and welcomes the opportunity for her to...

LSU Practice Gallery: Day Two

The LSU Tigers were back on the practice field today going through their second practice session of fall camp. Spirits were high and the only non-quarterback in a green non-contact jersey was defensive end Barkevious Mingo.

Blue expects offensive explosion

Alfred Blue is one of several quality running backs on campus at LSU. The junior standout understands that the expectations of an upperclassmen can be intense and Blue welcomes that challenge. With day one of fall camp in the books, Blue believes the Tigers are on the verge of something big.

Ford confident in LSU backfield

Michael Ford arrived on the LSU campus as a wide eyed freshman four years ago. Now a veteran of the SEC wars, Ford is excited about the Tigers' depth at running back for the up coming season. Ford credits LSU running backs' coach Frank Wilson for his maturation as both a player and a person.

Reid believes secondary will improve

The LSU secondary proved to be one of the most athletic defensive backfields in the country. Junior safety Eric Reid believes that the talented group of play makers can improve on last season's successes.

Faulk ready to protect

Slidell native Chris Faulk understands that LSU football is a year round interest for the residents of Louisiana. Faulk, along with followers of the Bayou Bengals, has been counting down the days until fall practice opened. A warm, humid August morning greeted the Tigers onto the practice field, but Faulk was pleased with his group's level of effort.

One to grow on

LSU running back Alfred Blue showed some flashes of athletic brilliance last fall during the Tigers' run to the BCS National Championship game. Those who bleed Purple and Gold are expecting more of the same from the rising junior this fall. When asked which offensive player would be a major difference maker this fall, Blue said without hesitation, "Jarvis Landry".

Scouting Rashard Robinson

Rashard Robinson committed to LSU on Tuesday and the Tigers are getting one of the top cornerbacks in the Sunshine State. Find out what type of player Les Miles is getting here.
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