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LSU junior DE Isaiah Washington will transfer.

Washington's status with LSU has been somewhat shaky this offseason, as he was forced to sit out spring practice due academic concerns. That came on the heels of a knee injury which cost him the entirety of the 2016 season. The 6-foot-4, 236-pounder was a four-star recruit out of high school and played in six games during his lone active campaign with the Tigers, back in 2015.
Jul 20 - 4:28 PM

LSU senior S John Battle has received a fifth year of eligibility from the NCAA and will be classified as a redshirt junior for the coming season.

Battle was heading into his final year of eligibility prior to receiving this little parachute from the NCAA. This redshirt has been retroactively applied to the 2014 season, when the 6-foot-2, 202-pounder missed the vast bulk of the campaign after suffering an early injury. This past season, Battle recorded 39 tackles and four passes defended across 11 games played.
Jul 18 - 4:42 PM

SEC Network's Peter Burns believes that LSU junior RB Derrius Guice is "going to be a national superstar."

Burns calls Guice a "once in a decade kind of personality" and thinks that this will blend with his already-evident immense physical talents to propel him into the public consciousness. The junior rushed for 1,387 yards and 15 touchdowns last season. NFL.com's Daniel Jeremiah has compared him to a young Frank Gore.
Jul 15 - 2:03 PM

LSU junior RB Derrius Guice passes along that redshirt senior QB Danny Etling (back) told him that "he feels the best he’s felt in years."

Etling underwent a minor procedure on his back in the spring to relieve some discomfort. All signs at SEC Media Days point toward him having returned to 100% health or close to it. Said Guice, "He’s throwing a lot better, a lot smoother. He looks more natural out there. In the past year, it was like he was a robot trying to throw some of the things." Etling passed for 2,123 yards with an 11/5 TD/INT ratio in 11 games last season. While he is the probable starter as we near August camp, ESPN's Tom VanHaaren believes that true freshman gunslinger Myles Brennan could potentially push Etling if he is able to acclimate to collegiate play quickly.
Source: SEC Country
Jul 11 - 8:15 PM

LSU head coach Ed Orgeron said junior edge rusher Arden Key will not be ready for the start of fall camp as he rehabs offseason shoulder surgery.

"We don't have a time limit on it but as far as everything we're hearing, it's going to be fine," Orgeron told the media. "I don't know when he'll be back, what time he'll be back," LSU announced Key's surgery on June 4 after the defensive end took some time away (months) from the program for personal reasons. Fall camp opens at the end of July and the Tigers face BYU and Chattanooga before taking on Mississippi State for the third game to open SEC play. Many view Key as the top pass rusher in the country.
Source: NOLA
Jul 11 - 9:15 AM

LSU and UTSA will square off in the first week of the 2020 season.

This will be the first time that the Tigers and Roadrunners will face each other. The game is scheduled for September 5, 2020. With this opener set, LSU's non-conference slate for that campaign is now locked in. In addition to UTSA, they will face off with Texas, Rice and Nicholls State.
Jul 2 - 12:20 PM

ESPN's Alex Scarborough writes that LSU junior CB Kevin Toliver II "had a rough sophomore season but still has serious pro potential."

Toliver missed the final four games of the 2016 season, but was healthy during spring practice and is in line to work as LSU's No. 1 corner during the coming season as the team looks to replace drafted secondary members Tre'Davious White and Jamal Adams. The former five-star recruit recorded 35 tackles, an interception and five passes defended during a mostly injury-free freshman campaign.
Source: ESPN.com
Jun 27 - 8:07 PM

NFL.com analyst Daniel Jeremiah likens LSU junior RB Derrius Guice to a young Frank Gore.

More flattering still, Jeremiah sees a "little bit" of LaDainian Tomlinson in Guice's running style. "He is very decisive and reaches top speed in a hurry," Jeremiah wrote of Guice. "He has the wiggle to make defenders miss in tight quarters and he has incredible contact balance, which allows him to consistently bounce off of tacklers. He has homerun speed once he gets into the open field." The analyst would like to see Guice used more as a receiver -- he may get his wish now that Matt Canada is calling plays -- and also to see improvement from Guice as a pass blocker. Last year, the 5-foot-11, 216-pound Guice had 1,387 yards (7.6 ypa) and 15 touchdowns along with a 9-106-1 line as a receiver (11.8 ypc) and a 20.3 yard average on kick returns.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 27 - 2:04 PM

LSU tweeted out a video of junior RB Derrius Guice squatting 650 pounds.

Just something to whet the appetite of the Tiger faithful as we enter the final month before the start of August camp. In addition to the obvious strength component, here, Guice also has sub-4.50s 40-yard dash wheels. He racked up 1,387 yards (7.58 YPC) and 15 touchdowns last season to lead LSU in rushing while Leonard Fournette was in-and-out of the lineup due to ankle concerns. A Heisman run is well within play for the 5-foot-11, 216-pounder during the coming season.
Jun 26 - 12:27 PM

LSU coach Ed Orgeron raved about sophomore WR Drake Davis this spring.

"He’s taking coaching really well," said QB Danny Etling, who called Davis one of LSU’s most improved players this spring. "I think [OC Matt] Canada has really done a good job of telling the receivers what he expects from them, what he wants, and Drake is doing a great job of applying that to the field and working hard and trying to learn the offense. You can see his technique has gotten a lot better as far as what Coach Canada wants and him applying that to the field." A 6-foot-4, 215-pounder with 4.3 speed, Davis only caught one pass last year as a true frosh. This fall, he's hoping to start alongside No. 1 receiver D.J. Chark.
Source: ESPN
Jun 25 - 3:02 PM

ESPN's David Ching said LSU senior WR Russell Gage was one of the team's most improved players this spring.

The former cornerback had never caught a pass prior to posting a 5-62-1 line while starting in Travon Dural’s place in last year’s regular-season finale against Texas A&M. In year's past, Gage may have been headed for a forgettable senior campaign as part of LSU's underused receiving corps. But now that LSU OC Matt Canada has installed his new system, the Tigers will use more receivers... and make more use of them.
Source: ESPN
Jun 24 - 10:19 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranked LSU senior FB J.D. Moore as the No. 5 senior draft prospect at his position.

Moore began his career with the Tigers as a tight end before shifting to fullback prior to the 2015 season. The 6-foot-4, 241-pounder has been limited by injury at times during his career, but if healthy, he will have plenty of scouting eyes on him this season as he looks to pave the way for stud RB prospect Derrius Guice to crush the SEC.
Jun 22 - 6:28 PM

ESPN's Edward Aschoff does not believe LSU possesses one of the top five backfield trios in the SEC entering the 2017 season.

Backfield trios include quarterbacks, and LSU's lack of one (for many years) is likely the reason why they fall short despite deploying one of the top ball carriers in the nation in Derrius Guice. Alabama claims the top spot with Jalen Hurts, Bo Scarbrough and Damien Harris. Georgia, Auburn and Arkansas, along with surprise Missouri, make up the top five.
Source: ESPN
Jun 19 - 11:08 AM

SEC Country's Oliver Connolly writes that LSU redshirt senior QB Danny Etling "keeps the offense on schedule."

"Etling can deliver. He gets the ball out quickly, where it needs to be, on time. He’s not always accurate, and his arm is lacking," Connolly writes. "But he executes the play design as asked. A talented coordinator can rack up a fair amount of points with that kind of quarterback." We saw what then-Pitt OC Matt Canada did with a similarly-limited athlete in Nathan Peterman last season. The hope for LSU is that Canada can pull off an identical magic trick with Etling, who threw for 2,123 yards with an 11/5 TD/INT ratio in 11 games last season. Talented youngsters Lindsey Scott, Lowell Narcisse and Myles Brennan will be trying their best to supplant him as starter in August camp. Brennan is probably the name to watch on that front -- earlier this offseason, ESPN's Tom VanHaaren forwarded the belief that the four-star true freshman will have a legitimate chance to push Etling for starting rights.
Source: SEC Country
Jun 16 - 6:55 PM

NFL.com analyst and former NFL scout Daniel Jeremiah believes that LSU junior edge rusher Arden Key has "some similarities to Pro Football Hall of Famer Jason Taylor."

"They have a similar frame/length and they both have great instincts as pass rushers," Jeremiah wrote. The analyst disagrees with the assertion that Key is better than 2017 No. 1 overall pick Myles Garrett, but he likes Key nonetheless. "He uses his length to keep opponents off of his chest and has an array of moves to create pressures/sacks. Key flashes an explosive get off and can bend the loop at the top of his rush," Jeremiah wrote. "As a run defender, he uses his length to stack and hold the point of attack." Jeremiah wants the 6-foot-6, 255-pounder to improve his on-field awareness and become more active as a front-side run defender.
Source: NFL.com
Jun 15 - 3:59 PM


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