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Touted LSU DE Frank Herron arrested for stealing a bike

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 13 hours 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...

Les Miles offers five-star Georgia signee invaluable dating advice

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 19 hours ago
Georgia signee Lorenzo Carter has a boatload of personality, which was easily apparent in a recent Q-and-A interview he did with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution’s Michael Carvell. At one point in the interview, Carter told Carvell about how close he came to signing with LSU (more on that later), and how Tigers’ head coach Les Miles gave him dating advice. An excerpt– “...

LSU lands first commitment in more than two months, moves to No. 5 nationally

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 21 hours ago
Alabama, Auburn, Arkansas … you name it, the SEC West’s teams have been busy stockpiling commitments lately. LSU decided to get in on the act this weekend. The Tigers added their 10th commitment–and first since a flurry of additions in mid February–when three-star offensive lineman Adrian Magee came aboard late Sunday. It was an expected addition to the program, as Magee...

LSU AD slams the SEC’s future scheduling decision

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 22 hours ago
The SEC ended the future scheduling speculation last night, and LSU AD Joe Alleva slammed the conference’s decision. The current 6-1-1 model with six divisional games, one permanent cross-divisional opponent and one rotating cross-divisional opponent will remain intact. That means LSU will play Florida, well, for the foreseeable future, and Alleva isn’t happy about the 10-4 vote that was cast in...

SEC Makes the Right Decision: Eight-Game Conference Schedule Remains

By Steven Lassan, 3 months 22 hours ago
The future of scheduling in the SEC has been a hot topic in recent weeks, as the conference attempted to settle whether or not to stay with an eight-game conference slate each year.And after much debate among coaches, presidents and athletic directors, the decision is official: The SEC will play eight conference games.However, there is a slight twist to the schedule announcement. SEC teams have...

Who should be the first running back taken in the 2014 NFL Draft?

By Braden Gall, 3 months 23 hours ago
The running back is going the way of the dodo bird. The proliferation of the spread offense and pass-happy systems has all but eliminated the feature back from NFL game plans.In 2003, 13 NFL players carried the ball more than 300 times and 18 rushed for more than 1,000 yards. Ten years later, only two — LeSean McCoy (314) and Marshawn Lynch (301) — carried the ball more than 300...

LSU signee Valentine gets his score–he’s officially a Tiger

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 2 days ago
Travonte Valentine has gotten his ACT score and he’s officially on board now, he told The Times-Picayune newspaper out of New Orleans. Valentine was rated the No. 65 overall prospect in America as a member of the class of 2014, and the No. 3 defensive tackle prospect in the country. At one point, he was committed to Miami and also Florida, but in the end the Florida native chose LSU on...

SEC running back tandems to watch in 2014

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 3 days ago
Several SEC coaches and teams have the luxury of not having just one back to carry the rock but two…or three. A running backs league is exactly what the conference looks like for 2014, and spreading around carries is what helps players stay healthy for the longevity of a grueling season. Teams try to recruit and lean on multiple backs, and some have formidable duos and trios that complement one...

Five-star DT decommits from LSU, will look around a bit

By Saturday Down South, 3 months 3 days ago
Edwin Alexander is going to look around a bit. The five-star defensive tackle from Louisiana committed to LSU in November of his sophomore year, so he has a little while to check out other schools. Could he end up back with the Tigers later on? Absolutely. Alexander is 6-foot-3, 280 pounds and is from St. Thomas Aquinas in Hammond (La.). He is rated the No. 8 overall prospect in America in the...

Consensus Quarterback Rankings for the 2014 NFL Draft

By Braden Gall, 3 months 3 days ago
To win a Super Bowl, a team must play defense, must be able to run the ball in short yardage situations but, above all else, must have a good quarterback.It’s why 13 of the last 16 NFL drafts have begun with a team selecting a signal-caller with the No. 1 overall pick. Some of those have been home runs (Peyton Manning, Andrew Luck, Eli Manning), some have been total busts (JaMarcus Russell...