Editor's note: This week we continue to break down each of LSU's position groups as we prepare for the Tigers to open preseason practice in early August. After examining the offensive positions last week, we looked at the defense this week and conclude today with the special teams.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- The passive LSU fan might vaguely recall the name "Reid Ferguson" from the 2012 season. He was the freshman long snapper who, in the Tigers' season-opening win over North Texas, sent a high snap sailing over the head of freshman punter Jamie Keehn, who managed to track the ball down and get the punt off.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Here are things to know as LSU starts spring practice: Practice dates: March 14, 15, 16, 19, 21, 23 (scrimmage), 25, 26 and 28. After spring break, resumes April 9, 11, 13 (scrimmage), 16, 18 and 20 (spring game).
BATON ROUGE -- With a number of top prospects still considering the possibility of signing with LSU Feb. 6, they should remember one thing before they sign with the Tigers: If you sign, you better come ready to play.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- If you think what you saw in LSU's 41-14 win over North Texas Saturday in any way defines what the Tigers will be as a team, think again. LSU was pretty vanilla and limited with what it showed against the Mean Green on both sides of the ball.
BATON ROUGE, La. - Depending how you look at it, LSU's August camp ended on Aug. 16 with the last scrimmage before the start of the fall semester, or on Aug. 21, with the last scrimmage before the Tigers shifted their focus to preparations for the Sept.
For Zach Mettenberger, finishing second is something he's grown accustomed to. Frankly, he's tired of it. LSU's quarterback has been on teams that lost in national championship games for two straight years.
GeauxTigerNation writers David Helman and Gary Laney break down the competitions, issues and talking points of LSU's August camp. Players report to campus Aug. 1 and we'll have a preview segment every weekday in July leading up to the day the players report: Even with all the glowing reports about LSU, a favorite to contend for the BCS national championship again, nobody is going to declare the Tigers national champion at the start of August.
GeauxTigerNation writers David Helman and Gary Laney break down the competitions, issues and talking points of LSU's August camp. Players report to campus Aug. 1 and we'll have a preview segment every weekday in July leading up to the day the players report: Of all the battles LSU dominated en route to one of the remarkable regular seasons in college football history, there was one that stood out against the rest.
BATON ROUGE, La. - If you're looking for reasons why LSU could be so dominant last season despite being occasionally anemic on offense, chew on these numbers: LSU was plus-7 yards in net punting (41-34), plus-2 in net kickoffs, kicked 11 more touchbacks than its opponents, had three kick returns for touchdowns to none for its opponents and made 89 percent of its field goals compared to 68 percent by its opponents.