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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".
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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.
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...
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.
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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...
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...
EYE OF THE TIGER
The LSU Tigers topped the preseason edition of the USA Today Sports Coaches Poll, narrowly edging out the Alabama Crimson Tide.
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.
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.
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.
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.
The LSU Tigers have managed to clinch the No. 1 spot in the just released USA Today top 25 Coaches poll despite having fewer first place votes (18) than both the Alabama Crimson Tide (20) and the USC Trojans (19).
LSU's rank may have been a surprise to some considering the pummeling the Tigers suffered at the hands of Alabama in the BCS National Championship Game last year...
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.