BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's 2014 recruiting class was important, not just because of the significant talent infusion that it provided, but also because of the numerous holes that the Tigers needed to fill.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- A player's career is often defined by performances in the biggest games. There are no bigger games at LSU than the ones against Alabama. Will Leonard Fournette, Kendell Beckwith or Tre'Davious White become the next Tigers to make their mark in a win against the Crimson Tide?
BATON ROUGE, La. -- We're a week away from the start of preseason practice for the LSU Tigers. Since several open spots on the depth chart make this arguably the most important freshman class in Les Miles' decade as the Tigers' coach, we thought it might be a good time to offer a refresher on Miles' thoughts about each signee once they officially became Tigers on national signing day.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- Les Miles has never been afraid to play a true freshman -- LSU's sports information department reports that the Tigers have played 87 first-year freshmen in Miles' nine seasons -- but it has become one of the program's trademarks only in recent years.
As the 2014 NFL draft drew to a close last Saturday, I could still hear Joe Pendry's prophetic words in the press box on Nov. 5, 2011. Pendry, who had just retired the previous year as Alabama's offensive line coach, said there was a very simple reason that nobody could score a touchdown that night in Tuscaloosa, Ala.
Another season, another 10 wins for LSU under Les Miles. It wasn't quite as good as Tigers fans have come to expect lately, but Miles' club still graded out fairly high. OFFENSE: B With new offensive coordinator Cam Cameron at the helm, the Tigers became the SEC's first team to boast a 3,000-yard passer (Zach Mettenberger), a 1,000-yard rusher (Jeremy Hill) and two 1,000-yard receivers (Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry) in one season.
BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU fans are drooling over uncommitted targets such as Malachi Dupre and Adoree' Jackson, which is understandable since four- and five-star prospects are statistically more likely to become productive college players.