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2014 College Football Rankings: #19 LSU Tigers

By Athlon Sports, 2 months 1 week ago
LSU has won at least 10 games in each of the last four years, but that streak could be in jeopardy in 2014. The Tigers return 12 starters from last year’s 10-3 team and have one of the top offensive lines in the SEC. However, quarterback play is a concern with the departure of Zach Mettenberger, while receivers Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry will be playing on Sundays next year. The...

Top 8 O-line prospects from the state of Louisiana since 2008

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Louisiana, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating offensive linemen the last few years. Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked offensive lineman coming out of the state of Louisiana is Cameron Robinson–who chose Alabama over LSU this past recruiting...

Top 10 Tight Ends of the BCS Era

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Athlon Sports continues its series looking back the best players of the BCS Era (1998-2013). Today, the staff ranks the 10 best tight ends to play at least one season during the BCS Era.Note: Florida's Aaron Hernandez was No. 5 initially but has been removed from the rankings by choice.1. Chase Coffman, Missouri (2005-08)Stats: 247 rec., 2,659 yds, 30 TDsIt didn’t take long for Tigers...

LSU’s Zach Mettenberger, Anthony Johnson and eight others have flagged drug tests at combine

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 2 weeks ago
Former LSU QB Zach Mettenberger and defensive tackle Anthony Johnson are among 10 players who were “identified to NFL teams as either testing positive for drugs or having a diluted sample in February,” reported by Fox Sports. Mettenberger’s flagged drug test came from a diluted urine sample, and his agents said it was nothing more than too much water in his urine. Mett’s agents attributed...

Ranking the SEC West's Toughest College Football Schedules in 2014

By Braden Gall, 2 months 2 weeks ago
The State of Alabama is the epicenter of college football.Alabama and Auburn have won either the SEC or BCS national championship in five consecutive seasons and have won the SEC West in five of the last six seasons. Needless to say, the Iron Bowl has become a marquee showdown of national importance with the 2013 regular-season finale going down in history as one of the most remarkable games in...

From 3-star SEC signee to the NFL Draft: Lavar Edwards, LSU

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
SDS will count down the 31 biggest overachievers of the SEC, at least as far as their recruiting rankings go. We’ll take a look at two and three-star prospects coming out of high school who became NFL Draft picks in 2011, 2012 and 2013 … finishing up the end of the month with the five who became first-round draft picks. Find out which stars from your school defied the recruiting...

Top QB prospects from the state of Texas since 2008

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Texas, the recruiting rankings have had some misfires. The names Johnny Manziel, James Franklin, Robert Griffin III and Darron Thomas come to mind. Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked quarterback coming out of Texas has been … drumroll please … a guy who didn’t...

Top QB prospects from the state of Louisiana since 2008

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
It’s fun to look back and see which prognostications were correct and which were way off. When it comes to the state of Louisiana, the recruiting rankings haven’t been far off when rating quarterbacks the last few years. Frankly, there haven’t really been that many big-time QB prospects. Since 2008, the No. 1 ranked quarterback coming out of Louisiana is the guy who signed in...

Les Miles sounds off on the SEC’s future scheduling format

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
LSU’s athletic director Joe Alleva slammed the SEC’s scheduling format last night with a written statement to Louisiana media members. You can read it here. Today, it was Les Miles’ turn. Miles basically told The Advocate the SEC leaders reaffirmed a biased schedule by keeping the 6-1-1 format, including the LSU-despised permanent cross-divisional game against Florida. RELATED: Winners &...

Touted LSU DE Frank Herron arrested for stealing a bike

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
Former five-star defensive end and redshirt freshman Frank Herron was arrested for admitting to stealing a bike, according to multiple reports. The bike was reported stolen Wednesday afternoon, and the victim alerted the police that he saw someone riding his bike – or what he thought was his bike – near the Cox Center of Academics. Oddly, Herron wasn’t the one riding the bicycle, but when...