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LSU will play Syracuse in home-and-home series

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
A matchup between LSU and Syracuse has been in the works quite some time, and today it will be made official, according to The Advocate. The Tigers will travel to the Carrier Dome in 2015, and the Orange will return to Baton Rouge in 2017. LSU recently scheduled two future Pac-12 series against UCLA and Arizona State. The Tigers will play UCLA in 2021 and 2024, and they will play the Sun Devils...

NFL Draft rewind: LSU has put 32 players in the NFL over last five years

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 3 weeks ago
The NFL Draft is just around the corner on May 8th. SDS will take you around the SEC to look at every team and just how many players they have put into the league over the last five years. LSU keeps putting players in the NFL like a legitimate factory. The Tigers had nine players drafted last year, and they set a record with six defensive players selected in the first three rounds. That’s...

Which SEC teams run the most plays per game?

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Only two SEC coaches took a liking to the 10-second proposal that would theoretically slow down hurry-up offenses. Nick Saban and Bret Bielema were the only two proponents of the shelved rule, while offensive-minded coaches such as Gus Malzahn, Hugh Freeze and Kevin Sumlin were against it. It’s easy to see why. RELATED: Which SEC teams have the most ‘spread’ offenses? Ole Miss (79.8...

Top 100 prospect Guice announces a top five

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 4 weeks ago
LSU, Alabama, Georgia … congratulations, you just made a top 100 prospect’s top five. Of course, that’s nothing new for this trio of SEC schools. Derrius Guice, a 5-foot-10, 195-pound running back out of Baton Rouge (La.), told Rivals.com that he has a top five. The aforementioned SEC schools join Texas and Southern Miss at the top of his list. LSU is expected to be the...

No. 1 prospects from each Southeastern Conference state

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Every top state school wants to keep its talent home. Nothing burns up a coaching staff–and the program’s fans–more than a top in-state product leaving home to go play for a rival. Here’s a look at the SEC’s 11 home states (Alabama, Mississippi and Tennessee of course have 2 SEC schools a piece) and the top prospect in each state. We’ll break down how they...

SEC spring QB battles: Which signal callers are standing out?

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 4 weeks ago
Six SEC teams — Auburn, Florida, Georgia, Mississippi State, Ole Miss and South Carolina — all have starting quarterbacks identified, and the spring was all about getting those quarterbacks comfortable and confident heading into the 2014 season. However, eight other SEC teams aren’t so fortunate and either have had ongoing battles or currently have several competing. Let’s go around the...

SEC Football: A look back at the last 5 years

By Saturday Down South, 2 months 4 weeks ago
The 2014 season is quickly approaching. Just yesterday it seemed like it was National Signing Day, and now we’re almost through spring football. Let’s take a look around the conference at the past five seasons during the BCS era. Alabama won three national championships and two SEC Championships, and the Tide lead the SEC with .896 winning percentage, along with five 10-win seasons. LSU is right...

Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones in serious condition after Friday shooting

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 1 day ago
Former LSU linebacker Tahj Jones is in intensive care after a Friday night shooting, and another former LSU player has been arrested and charged with the crime. Brandon Winey, who played at LSU more than a decade ago and was picked in the sixth round of the NFL Draft back in 2001, was the former player arrested. He is charged with attempted second degree murder by the Sulphur (La.) Police. As of...

Which SEC teams have dominated turnover margin the last five years?

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 5 days ago
How strong of a correlation is there between winning and turnover margin? Turnovers are momentum halters and drive killers, much like penalties. They are more important than nearly every stat line outside of touchdowns or points scored. Momentum throughout games is usually seized or lost due to turnovers. RELATED: SEC’s most penalized teams over last 5 years It’s always interesting to look...

SEC owns the five-star prospects, a look back since 2002

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 5 days ago
The Rivals network has done an impressive job of ranking recruits, going back to 2002. Since that recruiting class, current SEC schools snatched up 170 five-star prospects–according to Rivals’ rankings, which go back farther than any digital recruiting service. RELATED: Ranking the SEC’s top impact newcomers for 2014 Here’s a look at all 14 of the current SEC schools, how...