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9 SEC teams among ESPN’s 2016 preseason Top 25

It’s never too early to make football predictions for next year. Although with National Signing Day passed, this may be a good time to come out with more accurate rankings than the day after the National Championship. That said, ESPN came out with its first Football Power Index, one of the most referenced in college football. ESPN characterizes the rankings as so: Preseason FPI...
Via Campus Sports Net
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

4-Star Louisiana Defensive End Chris Allen Has Alabama On Top After Visit

LSU absolutely cleaned up in-state during the 2016 recruiting cycle, leading the Tigers to a top three finish in 247Sports’ team rankings. Les Miles has his work cut out for him, however, as Alabama continues to sign No. 1 classes. Now, Nick Saban is looking to poach some of the best players out of his former team’s backyard. Four-star defensive end Chris Allen, a Baton Rouge...
Via College Spun
16 hours ago  |  Discuss

Les Miles: Recruiting class wants 'to win another national championship' at LSU | Video

LSU coach Les Miles talks to the media on National Signing Day.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
2 days ago

Les Miles talks impact freshmen in 2016 | Video

LSU coach Les Miles talks to the media on National Signing Day.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
3 days ago

The hype ends for signees, and now it's time to sweat: Ron Higgins

We're all guilty of feeding - especially recruiting services and the media - a beast that has gotten so big that veteran head coaches 64-year-old Nick Saban and 62-year-old Les Miles actually "dabbed" with a couple of five-star recruits that eventually signed with Alabama and LSU respectively.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
4 days ago

Taking a look at the 2016 LSU recruiting class

On Wednesday, the LSU Tigers solidified their recruiting class as one of the best in the nation. After falling from number one, the Tigers finished with the third best recruiting class according to 247Sports. The Tigers signed 24 players for the 2016 class and this season they focused on getting defensive talent. After getting little from their front seven in the past two years,...

Les Miles' individual breakdown of LSU recruiting class | Video

LSU coach Les Miles talks to the media about each member of the 2016 recruiting class.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
5 days ago

Virginia Celebrates Frank Beamer Day To Honor Former Hokies Head Coach

When the Virginia Tech Hokies open up their 2016 football season on September 3rd against Liberty, there will be something vastly different on their sideline. For the first time in nearly three decades, the Hokies will be led into action by someone other than Frank Beamer. After 29 seasons coaching at his alma mater, Beamer retired following the 2015 season, going out in style with...
Via Gamedayr
5 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU doesn’t land a No. 1 class, but results matter more

By any standard, LSU’s National Signing Day was a mixed bag. Sure, the Tigers landed five-star corner Kristian Fulton, but that was just the cherry on top of a loaded defensive-back class at a position which already was a relative strength on the depth chart. Elsewhere, LSU lost out on key four-star linebacker Erick Fowler to Texas and saw longtime target Trayvon Mullen choose...
Via Bloguin Best
6 days ago  |  Discuss

LSU’s Les Miles Explains Interesting Origin Behind Eating Grass Before Games

If you’ve ever watched or attended a LSU Tigers football game, you’ve seen the rather interesting moment when head coach Les Miles picks up a piece of grass off the ground and put it in his mouth for a taste. It’s something that makes people scratch their heads wondering one simple thing: why? During National Signing Day, Miles was interviewed about the class that LSU signed...
Via Gamedayr
6 days ago  |  Discuss

How Did We Do? Very Well, Thank You.

What a fine finish to a hard fought and victorious recruiting season!  Here is Pitt’s “Singing Day Special” presentation of the 23 young men who just signed on the dotted line to play football for the University of Pittsburgh.  They posted great write ups and videos of each recruit – well done Pitt and thanks for the info. Before we start digging into the details of the...
Via Pitt Blather
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Les Miles gives CBS Sports interviewer something to chew on

It seems like LSU football coach Les Miles love of chewing blades of grass never gets old for the national media.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

'Mayhem' Miles walks unscathed through potential disaster: Ron Higgins

Don't ask me to explain how LSU football coach Les Miles landed the nation's No. 3 recruiting class Wednesday, despite to having to navigate through a minefield of distractions that would have blown apart most programs.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

Les Miles: Filling needs more important than rankings on National Signing Day

LSU gets nine of top 10 players in-state.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

LSU adds depth to veteran squad with top-5 rated class

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) Tigers coach Les Miles was not necessarily seeking immediate help from the 2016 recruiting class, not with up to 18 starters returning from last season's 9-3 LSU team, Still, there could be a number of players contributing sooner than later among the 23 new signees who formally committed to LSU on Wednesday. ''You look at the veteran team we have coming...
Via AP on Fox
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Les Miles: Recruiting class will allow LSU to become 'dominant' |Video

LSU coach Les Miles talks about his 2016 recruiting class.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

What Les Miles said on National Signing Day

LSU signs nine of the top 10 players from Louisiana.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

Les Miles: Recruiting is 'a collective effort' | Video

LSU coach Les Miles talks about his 2016 recruiting class.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

Podcast: Les Miles on Signing Day: LSU enjoys 'playing to high expectations'

LSU head coach Les Miles joins Bruce and Stew on National Signing Day to discuss the star-studded 2016 class that's coming to Baton Rouge, which includes LSU's next great defensive backs and a wide receiver who's already drawing comparisons to Odell Beckham Jr.Miles talks about how the Tigers put together a class that's ranked by many as No. 1 in the country.Click on the embedded...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Les Miles: LSU still working on extension for Cam Cameron

Report earlier Wednesday that Cameron will not return in 2016.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
6 days ago

There's no reason LSU shouldn't compete for championships this year

It was only last November that LSU coach Les Miles narrowly avoided a backroom coup among power brokers to run him out of town. It seemed crazy then and even nuttier now after Miles’ program signed a consensus Top 5 class Wednesday.Clearly, this year’s loaded group -- which includes seven of the top 8 prospects in the state of Louisiana, according to Scout.com -- still thinks...
Via Fox Sports
6 days ago  |  Discuss

Live updates: Les Miles' LSU National Signing Day press conference, 4 p.m.

Tigers have 23 players signed.
Via The Times Picayune - LSU
7 days ago

Five Star Defensive Back Kristian Fulton Commits To LSU

In the circus that is college football’s National Signing Day, there is plenty of drama between conference foes who are going after the same recruits. One of the top players who was still undecided coming into the day is five star cornerback Kristian Fulton. The Louisiana native was torn between staying home and playing for the Tigers or heading over to the SEC West and playing...
Via Gamedayr
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Big OT flips from South Carolina to LSU on signing day

The allure of staying home was too much for Lloyd Cushenberry to pass up. A 6-foot-4, 310-pound guard from Geismar, La., Cushenberry committed to LSU on National Signing Day -- reneging on his longtime pledge to South Carolina in the process. Les Miles had offered the big guard on Sunday night -- only a few days before signing day. A mauler in the run game, Cushenberry's physicality...
Via Fox Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Video: Les Miles Shouts Out Holly Rowe

Whether or not you’re a fan of LSU, it’s hard not to love Tigers coach Les Miles. Wednesday, Miles, during one of the most important days of the year for his program, took a few moments to shout out ESPN’s Holly Rowe, who is currently in a Utah hospital having a tumor removed from her chest. The network had announced the news yesterday. “I know you’re going to do a great...
Via College Spun
7 days ago  |  Discuss
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