Posted November 10, 2011 on
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LSU's punter from Down Under, Brad Wing, hopes he'll one day be known more for punting than an infamous celebration penalty that took away his 52-yard touchdown run.
Wing says that appears to be happening already in his native Australia, where sports fans may not be intimately familiar with the rules of American football, but know good kicking when they see it.
Wing's punting made him a star of No. 1 LSU's tense 9-6 overtime win over Alabama last weekend. His 73-yard punt in the fourth quarter was one of four punts he put inside the 20 in that game, including two inside the 10.
Wing says he hopes his success gives more Australians a chance to play college football in America.
LSU hosts Western Kentucky on Saturday night.
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Defying conventional wisdom seems to be convention for LSUs Les Miles. So, while everyone in college football says you have to have one starting quarterback to win championships continuity, leadership, all the usual bromides and youd better have that guy in place by the 10th week of the season, Miles appears quite content to lead the No.1-ranked Tigers into the final three weeks...
LSU and Alabama are probably the two best teams in the nation. I don’t know this for sure, and will probably never know this for sure, but my gut says yes. A lot of people would naturally conclude that if neither of these two teams lose again, that they should meet, once more, for the BCS Championship. There was the same sentiment preceding and following the OSU-Michigan matchup...
LSU head coach Les Miles describes his tumble before the Alabama game, touches on the Western Kentucky offense and talks about how the Tigers are preparing for this upcoming Saturday.
Defensive backs Brandon Taylor and Mo Claiborne talk about the progression of sophomore safety Eric Reid, how the Tigers' defense still needs to improve and what defensive backs coach, Ron Cooper, has done for their game.
Les Miles spoke with the media twice on Wednesday, once at the SEC teleconference and again following LSU's practice.
BATON ROUGE - LSU coach Les Miles goes after his 100th career win on Saturday as the top-ranked Tigers look to extend the nation's longest non-conference regular season winning streak when they host Western Kentucky for Homecoming.
BATON ROUGE - LSU safety Eric Reid picked up a third honor for the week on Friday as the sophomore has been named to the Capital One Academic All-District team, the College Sports Information Directors of America announced.