As colleges and universities ponder how to reopen campuses to droves of students during a pandemic, athletic programs around the country are providing a daily glimpse at the challenges that lie ahead _ and maybe some possible solutions.
The legend of Joe Burrow and his 2019 season will live on forever in Baton Rouge but now it’s time to focus on who’s next to lead the LSU football program. The favorite to land the starting quarterback gig is Myles Brennan.
According to a report from Sport’s Illustrated’s Ross Dellenger, at least 30 LSU football players are in quarantine because they tested positive for COVID-19 or were found to have had contact with those who tested positive.
Ryan Perrilloux is without a doubt one of the biggest “what ifs” in LSU football history. The East St. John High athlete joined the Tigers in 2005 as one of the most highly sought-after players in the country.
Nearly nine years have passed since LSU’s miserable 21-0 defeat to Alabama in the 2011 BCS National Championship game. But if you listen to Tigers’ former offensive lineman Will Blackwell talk about the defeat, it might as well have happened yesterday.
The story ahead of the 2020 LSU football season is how do the Tigers reload after all that talent is now gone from last season and while it’s a legit question, there are key guys returning at critical playmaking positions that will serve as pillars for the whole team.
Brandon Taylor was a standout safety and permanent team captain on the 2011 LSU football team, and boy, does he have some memories to share about that season and the dreadful night that completed his collegiate career.
Tyrann Mathieu is without question one of the most electric players in LSU football history. His former LSU teammate in the secondary, Brandon Taylor, humorously recalled the day LSU offered Mathieu a scholarship and what it was like to be his teammate.
LSU executive deputy athletic director Verge Ausberry and Southern athletic director Roman Banks both spoke with WAFB-TV this week, saying the Tigers and Jaguars finally playing each other in football is great for both the community and the state.
A former LSU star, whose company trains high-level athletes in the off-season, says a situation like this could not only create separation among institutions and their programs but the athletes themselves.
The autograph signing event with former LSU quarterback Joe Burrow, the winner of the Heisman Trophy and MVP of the College Football Playoff National Championship, that was supposed to be held in April will still occur but with some major changes.
LSU announced Monday, June 1, it has added Southern and Grambling to its future football schedules. The move marks the first time the Tigers will face the two historic in-state opponents, according to athletic director Scott Woodward.
LSU is returning a talented bunch of wide receivers led by Biletnikoff Award winner Ja’marr Chase and Terrace Marshall. But thanks to big-time recruiting recently, it isn’t just those two excellent pass catchers that Tiger fans should see make a ton of plays.
LSU football is less than a week away from welcoming players back to campus and if all goes well with COVID-19 testing, training will resume June 8th.“We are so excited that the NCAA decided our players can come back," Ed Orgeron said.
New LSU defensive coordinator Bo Pelini says simple and fast is the best approach to allow for the entire unit to be on the same page while working with what you have available to you as a coordinator.