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LSU junior WR Drake Davis was arrested on Friday on a count of second degree battery.

While he was technically booked on the count of second degree battery, Davis' arrest on Friday was the culmination of an apparently long, troubled history of alleged abuse toward his ex-girlfriend, with four incidents -- including allegations of multiple strangulations -- said to have occurred between April of 2017 and June of the current year. LSU has moved to indefinitely suspend the wideout following his arrest. At this juncture, it's very possible this suspension lasts into the regular season, as quick legal turnarounds are rare in these kinds of cases. While Davis played in all 13 of LSU's games last season, the speedy wideout managed just three catches for the campaign. We could see some rejiggering on the depth chart with his being suspended, but we don't count this as a major loss.
Aug 18 - 11:56 AM

LSU coach Ed Orgeron said sophomore CB Kary Vincent would start if there was a game today.

Vincent (5'10/181) would be starting alongside highly touted CB Greedy Williams to form a great secondary for the Tigers. Vincent is one of the best athletes in the country -- he ran the lead leg of LSU’s 4x100 meter relay team that captured the 2018 SEC title -- and was Scout's No. 92 overall prospect not too long ago. As a freshman, Vincent started three games at nickel, recording one interception and nine tackles. In addition to cornerback, Vincent could be in line for return work.
Aug 15 - 8:36 PM

LSU redshirt junior QB Justin McMillan will transfer as a graduate.

McMillan (6'3/215) is the second LSU quarterback to announce his transfer intent in the last 24 hours, joining fellow outgoing signal-caller Lowell Narcisse. If there's any positive to be gleaned from the dual exits, it's that presumably, Joe Burrow has started to separate himself from the competition. For whatever that might be worth. While McMillan will be eligible to play immediately after his transfer, we're at the midway point in August and even if he did land in a palatable situation, there are realistic time constraints that would prevent him from playing out of the gates.
Aug 15 - 11:22 AM

In the latest release of the Rivals100 for the 2019 class, LSU five-star verbal CB commit Derek Stingley Jr. maintained his No. 1 spot in the rankings.

"Stingley had a great summer and still remains as rare a prospect as they come at the corner position with great size, athleticism, leaping ability and instincts," writes Rivals recruiting director Mike Farrell. Both of the prospects trailing behind Stingley in the newest rankings release are five-star receivers in Theo Wease (committed to Oklahoma) and Jadon Haselwood (Georgia). One other note from this new release -- Auburn saw three pledges (QB Bo Nix, LB Owen Pappoe and WR George Pickens) all receive bumps from four-star to five-star status.
Source: Rivals
Aug 14 - 12:48 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline was "impressed" with LSU junior DT Ed Alexander's film.

Alexander is a bit of a sleeper for Pauline who says he "doesn't get a lot of mention." Going more in-depth he explains "He’s a large space eater in the middle who eats up blockers and occupies the gaps with ease. Alexander has a terrific first step, is impossible to move off the point and shows himself to be an occasional playmaker." He received a second round grade from Pauline and could improve on that if he finds a way to increase last year's pedestrian tackle and sack total.
Aug 13 - 6:52 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline believes LSU junior LB Devin White is a "next-level linebacker."

Pauline gave White (6'1/240) a 1st round grade and said he "is smart, tough and very athletic. He plays with terrific speed and fundamentals and can stack against the run or drop into coverage." Pauline does mention that White is shorter than most NFL linebackers, but "the league does not mind smaller or shorter linebackers, and I doubt White is penalized much for barely touching six feet on the tape." White has a legitimate chance to be the first linebacker off the board next April.
Aug 13 - 6:09 PM

Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline writes LSU redshirt sophomore CB Greedy Williams is "still very rough around the edges."

Williams is considered one of the top 2019 NFL cornerback prospects, but Pauline believes he is not quite ready yet. Pauline writes that Williams "struggles to locate the ball" and "does not show a real good feel for coverage at this point." With all of the excitement - Williams was named to the Jim Thorpe preseason watch list and is NFL Media's Lance Zierlein's top DB to watch in 2018 - it is notable that Pauline is critiquing Williams' ball skills. Pauline writes that everyone is counting on Williams meeting his "great upside" but he is not "NFL-ready." All in all, Pauline gives Williams a second round grade.
Aug 13 - 3:03 PM

The NCAA has denied the appeal of LSU DB Kristian Fulton in regards to his two-year suspension for violation of the governing body's drug program.

Fulton (6'1/195) is halfway home on his suspension, having already sat out the 2017 season in accordance with the NCAA's ruling. All of this was brought down on the defensive back's head due to his allegedly tampering with a drug-testing sample. While his appeal has failed, Fulton and family will try one more avenue, with a waiver request to the governing body. He might just be out of options here when it comes to potentially returning in 2018. LSU HC Ed Orgeron has previously stated that Fulton would be in competition to start if reinstated -- Coach O has praised his practice habits while he's been out of action -- but barring that, we'll likely be looking at some combination of Terrence Alexander, Kelvin Joseph, Kary Vincent, Jontre Kirklin and Mannie Netherly working in rotation opposite elite CB Greedy Williams.
Aug 10 - 11:13 AM

LSU levied an indefinite suspension against sophomore LB Tyler Taylor for his May arrest in relation to a suspected burglary.

This has been a long-time coming, as the actual precipitating incident -- an alleged pawn shop robbery in which Taylor may have served as getaway driver -- occurred all the way back on Jan. 8. It would be another five months before the 6-foot-3, 230-pounder was arrested and another three months before his suspension. LSU is saying that they were not even aware of the arrest until Wednesday, with Taylor practicing up until that point. How long it might take this case to resolve remains to be seen. No charges have been filed to date, but if they are eventually filed, we could be talking about potential felony raps. The former four-star recruit appeared in all 13 games as a true freshman last year while making five starts in that space. We'll have a better idea of how the program will adjust to Taylor's absence once the Tigers have a few post-suspension practices under their belts and begin to sort through their other linebacking options.
Aug 9 - 12:15 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that he does not want to rotate quarterbacks during games.

Orgeron is hopeful that he'll be able to name a definitive starter from Joe Burrow, Lowell Narcisse, Myles Brennan and Justin McMillan by the start of the season. Should none emerge from this hatch, though, Coach O has no intention of muddling his offense with multiple in-game signal-callers. If we're to handicap this race, we give Burrow the inside track. That would seem to be the general consensus, as well. A wrinkle on the "just one quarterback" comments -- Narcisse could potentially see time out of the Wild Cat even if he does not start.
Aug 4 - 2:29 PM

LSU indefinitely suspended sophomore G Edward Ingram for an unspecified violation of team rules.

No current word as to what Ingram did to incur the wrath of HC Ed Orgeron, but it plays to the short term benefit of JUCO transfer Damien Lewis, who received a taste of first-team reps at right guard during Saturday's practice. Ingram burst onto the scene with the Tigers this past season, when he jumped from signing as a four-star recruit in the winter to starting 12 games for the most recent campaign. It's unknown how long Ingram might be in the doghouse for.
Source: ESPN.com
Aug 4 - 11:38 AM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that redshirt sophomore TE Jamal Pettigrew (knee) will likely miss the upcoming season.

Reports surfaced in mid-July that Pettigrew had undergone knee surgery during the summer after injuring himself during a non-contact workout. Looks like that surgery could knock the 6-foot-6, 229-pounder out of action for the long term. If there's a positive for LSU, here, it's that Pettigrew has not been a particularly active offensive piece during his career in the program. Thaddeus Moss is one potential option to receive a closer look in camp as the team tries to sort through options behind starter Foster Moreau.
Aug 1 - 4:52 PM

LSU redshirt sophomore CB Greedy Williams was named to the Jim Thorpe Award preseason watch list.

There are 35 players on the watch list this year, which is a relatively small number compared to some of the other lists that have come out so far. Williams should be among the favorites, and he's considered by many as the top corner in the 2019 draft class. You can view the full list in the link below, but other candidates include Washington's Taylor Rapp and Byron Murphy, Georgia's DeAndre Baker and Michigan's Lavert Hill.
Jul 23 - 2:13 PM

NFL Media's Lance Zierlein lists LSU junior LB Devin White as the top linebacker to watch in college football for 2018.

White was a star for the LSU defense in 2017, and he enters 2018 with sky-high expectations. The 6-foot-1, 240-pound linebacker gets rave reviews for his ability to go sideline-to-sideline, and Zierlein notes that White can "mirror" running backs if they try and bounce plays to the outside. He does note that White isn't perfect in finishing tackles and can improve his technique. If he does, he has a great chance to be the first linebacker off the board in 2019, assuming he doesn't come back for his senior season.
Source: NFL.com
Jul 20 - 6:14 PM

Multiple outlets are reporting that LSU redshirt sophomore TE Jamal Pettigrew underwent knee surgery earlier this summer.

At this juncture, details have yet to surface as to the exact timing of the knee injury, but it's being reported as occurring during a non-contact workout. The former four-star tight end has yet to truly boot up his career with the Tigers, having redshirted in 2016, with a mere one catch registered during his first active year on campus this past season. He did play in all 13 games, just not as an integral offensive cog in the machine. With Foster Moreau already locked in as starter, Thaddeus Moss figures to receive a closer look in August camp as the Tigers look to make up for their recent loss. There is no known immediate timetable for Pettigrew's return to action.
Jul 18 - 2:53 PM


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