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LSU receive a verbal commitment from four-star 2020 T Courtland Ford.

Ford is just a junior in high school, but he's already up to 6-foot-6, 305-pounds, and he's ranked among the best tackles in the country in 247 Sports composite rankings. He was also considering Alabama, and had offers from several other prestigious schools. This is already the sixth four-star player in the 2020 class for LSU, and they rank second behind just Alabama in the 247 rankings for the year.
Nov 12 - 6:01 PM

LSU redshirt junior DT Breiden Fehoko (undisclosed) won't play on Saturday against Rice.

Fehoko also missed last week's game against Arkansas, and while he did play in the 29-0 loss to Alabama, he missed the previous week against Mississippi State as well. It sounds like he could play against Texas A&M next Saturday, but we'll have to see if he's able to practice next week.
Nov 12 - 4:12 PM

LSU junior CB Kristian Fulton will not play against Rice on Saturday.

"He's out," LSU HC Ed Orgeron said during his Monday press conference. "I don't know how long he's out, but he's going to be out for awhile, I believe." That's a big blow for the LSU defensive backfield, although they should be fine on Saturday against the not-so-good Rice program. He picked up the injury against Arkansas, and there's a good chance we won't see him again until a bowl game -- at the earliest.
Nov 12 - 4:07 PM

LSU redshirt sophomore TE Jamal Pettigrew (knee) could play in the Tigers' bowl game.

Pettigrew has missed the entire 2018 season after he injured his knee in a non-contact practice session this summer; requiring surgery. The Tigers will get an extra two weeks of practice with whatever bowl game they reach, and he could still apply for a medical redshirt at some point if he desires even if he plays in the game.
Nov 12 - 2:47 PM

LSU sophomore QB Myles Brennan (undisclosed) will be redshirted this year.

Not a big surprise with Joe Burrow as the starter, but it's worth pointing out that it sounds like Brennan wouldn't be able to play if there was an injury to Burrow. He hasn't been able to practice, so if there was something to happen with Burrow, transfer Andre Sale might be the answer.
Nov 12 - 2:17 PM

LSU junior CB Kristian Fulton (ankle) is struggling with an injury that's expected to limit his playing time in the second half of Saturday's game against Arkansas.

According to the report Fulton tested out his ankle towards the end of halftime but was still limping around. The junior cornerback may not see as much playing time as he normally does, but he has not been ruled out for a return to action.
Nov 10 - 9:37 PM

LSU freshman WR Terrace Marshall (undisclosed) is warming up in advance of Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Marshall did not practice during the week due to an undisclosed injury concern, but at least pregame, it appears that the five-star frosh will try to give it a go. We shall pass along word if he ends up a late scratch.
Nov 10 - 6:23 PM

CBS Sports' Dennis Dodd reports that Kansas AD Jeff Long has spoken with former LSU HC Les Miles regarding the Jayhawks' open head-coaching position.

Per Dodd, there "seems to be mutual interest between the parties." All of the smoke at this juncture points to a marriage between the Mad Hatter and Kansas, though no official agreement has been announced as of yet. There have been few other names seriously bandied about since the Jayhawks parted ways with David Beaty on Sunday. FOX Sports' Tim Brando passed along on Wednesday that the 65-year-old Miles "embraces coming to KU big time." Color us dubious as to the actual fit between Miles and the Kansas program should this come together.
Source: CBS Sports
Nov 8 - 2:32 PM

LSU freshman WR Terrace Marshall Jr. missed Wednesday's practice for undisclosed reason.

It's not known at this time whether this was just a rest day for the five-star wideout, or if this is injury-related. He hasn't been a big part of the offense so far, just making eight catches for 136 yards so far in 2018. We should know more about Marshall's status on Thursday or Friday.
Nov 7 - 6:20 PM

LSU redshirt junior DT Breiden Fehoko (biceps) missed a third-straight practice ahead of Saturday's game against Arkansas.

Fehoko was able to play against Alabama, but it sounds like the injury is still bothering the talented defensive tackle. Fehoko has been able to play in games with limited practice time, but it would certainly be better if the defender got a practice in to have a better idea of his status for the Razorbacks.
Nov 7 - 6:17 PM

LSU redshirt senior S John Battle is "50/50" to play against Arkansas with an ankle injury.

It sounds like Battle is actually more likely to play than not at this point, which makes the whole 50/50 thing a bit of a math conundrum. Battle picked up an ankle injury against Alabama in the 29-0 loss, and didn't return after the third quarter. If the 6-foot-2, 206-pound safety can't go, Todd Harris would be the starter against the Razorbacks.
Nov 7 - 6:10 PM

Fox Sports' Tim Brando reports that Les Miles "embraces coming to KU big time."

Miles and KU AD Jeff Long have a long history. When Long was at Arkansas in 2012, he pursued Miles, then at LSU, for the job that ultimately went to Bret Bielema. Brando mentioned that Miles' relationship with Long was "strong" and that the "credibility factor is huge." We should note that "credibility factor" was also a reason that KU's hire of Charlie Weis was seen as a breakthrough in December 2011. Weis didn't make it out of the first month of his third season. Kansas doesn't need a "name" hire, because recruiting to Lawrence is always going to be an uphill climb and the name of the man doing it has never much mattered to 18-year olds. The Jayhawks' next successful coach, ala Mark Mangino, will be a guy who consistently out-schemes his opponents (because he will categorically be unable to out-recruit them). Miles was way behind-the-curve schematically when he was fired at LSU in 2016. Stripes don't change at 65.
Nov 7 - 12:06 PM

The Athletic's Bruce Feldman reports that former LSU HC Les Miles has "emerged as a frontrunner" to take the vacant head-coaching position at Kansas.

The Jayhawks fired HC David Beaty following Saturday's loss to Iowa State, with rumors then almost immediately beginning to swirl around the prospect of KU hiring Miles. Per Feldman, "there's a lot of momentum" behind the idea at this juncture. Miles has been out of the coaching ranks since LSU fired him midway through the 2016 season. He compiled a 114-34 record in his 11-plus years in Baton Rouge. Whoever ultimately takes over the Kansas job will have a major rebuilding project on their hands. We wonder if that is something that Miles would be fully ready to undertake, but it sounds like Miles-to-KU is the track that we're currently on. Stay tuned.
Nov 6 - 3:19 PM

LSU redshirt junior WR Derrick Dillon (undisclosed) did not participate in Monday's practice.

Dillon (5'11/184) caught three passes for nine yards in LSU's November 3 loss to Alabama, but it is unknown how serious his current issue is. For the season the junior wideout has accounted for 11 receptions, 149 receiving yards and one touchdown. LSU's next game is schedule for November 10 at Arkansas.
Nov 5 - 6:31 PM

According to USA Today's Dan Wolken, Kansas Athletic Director Jeff Long has already done leg work in filling it's 2019 head coach vacancy, and former LSU HC Les Miles "would not be a surprise" if he was named Kanas head coach.

Long announced that current HC David Beaty has been fired, but they will finish the 2018 season together with just three games left, but that hasn't stopped Long from looking at replacements already. Miles, who apparently has given up on his short lived acting career (please read the last Miles blurb if you aren't aware), would be a strange hire that would draw similarities to the failed Charlie Weis experiment. In his career at LSU, Miles went 62-28 in SEC games, but he is turning 65 years old next week, hasn't coached since 2016, and the SEC and Big 12 couldn't be more different stylistically. Long and Miles have crossed paths before in the SEC, so this report can't be discounted.
Nov 4 - 3:07 PM


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