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LSU HC Les Miles has named sophomore QB Brandon Harris the team's starter for the 2015 season.

This was relatively expected, as Harris seemed to be pulling ahead of Anthony Jennings as camp progressed. In limited duty in 2014, the 6-foot-3, 188-pounder completed 25-of-45 passes for 452 yards and a 6/2 TD/INT ratio. Miles previously said that Harris "really probably throws the ball as well as anybody we've been around, but he needs to make sure that he's doing all of the things that make the other 10 guys more capable."
Aug 31 - 8:42 PM

LSU HC Les Miles was hospitalized for precautionary reasons on Monday.

Miles was reportedly feeling "under the weather" prior to a scheduled press conference. He was taken to the hospital, but only as a precautionary measure. The Mad Hatter isn't expected to miss any practice time and will speak to the media on Monday night.
Aug 31 - 5:39 PM

LSU freshman OL Adrian Magee has undergone foot surgery and will reportedly be out for an indefinite amount of time.

According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, Magee underwent surgery on Thursday. While you never want the word "surgery" to be attached to your name, the 6-foot-4, 324-pound offensive lineman was a likely redshirt candidate this season and barring health complications, he should be ready to compete for playing time in 2016. A four-star recruit out of high school, Magee is also the cousin of former LSU Tiger and current Baltimore Raven Terrence Magee.
Aug 28 - 3:54 PM

LSU sophomore RB Leonard Fournette showcases "a special combination of tough running, breakaway speed, and change-of-direction ability," writes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

We're not sure if there's any room left on the Fournette's hype train at this point. It's a very, very full train. Reuter noted that the 6-foot-1, 230-pound sophomore's production is made all the more impressive by the fact that he must perform against some of the tougher defenses in the country. While Fournette recorded just four 100-yard rushing games a season ago, he finished out with a flourish, running for 140+ yards against both Texas A&M and Notre Dame. The aforementioned "tougher defenses in the country" bit does not apply to those two teams, but still. He finished 2014 with 1,034 rushing yards, plus 625 yards on kick returns. We're going to go out on a strong limb and predict that he'll have more than four games with 100+ in his sophomore campaign.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 26 - 5:25 PM

LSU senior RT Vadal Alexander "has a bright future with his natural size and strength," CBS Sports' Dane Brugler observes.

"However, he is projected to move back to right tackle as a senior, which will give NFL scouts a better idea of his best next level position. Regardless, Alexander, who has lost 30 pounds since his freshman year, has a bright future with his natural size and strength, using better than expected mobility to get to the second level and eliminate linebackers in the run game," Brugler wrote. The 6-foot-6, 326-pound Alexander dropped 15 pounds during the offseason to improve his footwork. Alexander, LSU's most seasoned lineman, has played in a total of 38 games, with 34 starts on his resume.
Source: CBS Sports
Aug 26 - 2:25 PM

LSU TE/OL senior Dillon Gordon "weighs nearly as much as an interior lineman but is really better suited at tight end," notes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

The 6-foot-4, 295-pound Gordon isn't much of a receiver, as you probably guessed. He has six career catches, none in 2014. "But the low catch total doesn't mean he's rarely open," Reuter wrote. "Gordon puts up enough fight as a blocker to be a help in the running game and a potential threat in play-action situations; he'll definitely have a role to play if he lands on an NFL team with a power-run scheme."
Source: NFL.com
Aug 22 - 7:31 PM

LSU Tigers are looking at redshirt junior DB Dwayne Thomas as a possible starter at corner opposite Tre'Davious White.

With the season two weeks away, the team could look to Thomas as he "brings veteran leadership to a young, inexperienced group," writes Times-Picayune's James Smith. The 6-foot, 182-pound Thomas missed most of last season with a knee injury, but is fully healthy after a successful spring camp. In the past, Thomas has been utilized in various roles, playing at both safety positions, cornerback and in LSU’s nickel and dime packages.
Aug 20 - 3:42 PM

Senior S Jalen Mills suffered a fractured fibula in LSU's Wednesday morning practice, and will be out 4-6 weeks.

The Tigers will be without their leader of their secondary for four to six weeks. The 6-foot-1, 194-pound Mills has been quite durable throughout his career, starting in all 39 games. The LSU prospect finished 2014 with 62 tackles, 3.0 tackles for losses and five pass breakups.
Aug 20 - 9:37 AM

LSU senior RT Vadal Alexander has dropped 10 lbs and six waist sizes this offseason.

His body fat percentage dropped from 27 to 20 percent. Alexander is taking his transition from left guard to right tackle seriously. LSU also has a new left tackle in Gerald Hawkins. Expect Les Miles to really focus on the ground game, as always, and then use his receivers to attack coverages along the sidelines.
Aug 19 - 9:47 AM

Sources within the LSU program say sophomore Brandon Harris should win the starting QB job and ESPN predicts he'll do exactly that.

He's fighting Anthony Jennings for it. LSU HC Les Miles pursed Everett Golson and Braxton Miller as grad transfers, so you know he isn't sold on either. Harris is the more gifted of the two, but his maturity has been consistently questioned, most notably by his coach. "He’s going to be a key piece," Miles said. "The guy can really throw it. It’s all about maturity."
Aug 16 - 7:49 PM

LSU senior G/T Vadal Alexander "could be a first-round pick as a guard, but success at right tackle this season is crucial for Alexander to prove he can succeed as a pass protector playing outside," believes NFL Media draft analyst Chad Reuter.

Reuter ranks him as the class' No. 7 overall senior prospect. The 6-foot-6, 320-pounder dropped 15 pounds this offseason to work on getting "quicker feet and improve[d] footwork," Senior Bowl Scout Patrick Woo recently reported.
Source: NFL.com
Aug 15 - 8:05 PM

LSU redshirt junior WR Travin Dural helped rescue a woman from an overturned SUV in July.

Between devastating injuries and player suspensions, college football sees its fair share of dark clouds every season, so it's nice to shine a light on a happy story every now and then. In late July, LSU junior wideout Travin Dural passed an overturned SUV. He proceeded to muscle the door open. Said his cousin, "[Dural] used his strength." The woman behind the wheel was then able to exit the vehicle unharmed. Yes, beautiful. On the football side of things, the 6-foot-2, 192-pound junior led the Tigers with 37 receptions for 758 yards and seven touchdowns last season.
Aug 13 - 9:01 PM

LSU sophomore Brandon Harris is surpassing junior Anthony Jennings for the school's starting QB job, according to beat writer James Smith.

Smith's sources stated Harris "has progressed on the field and is lightyears ahead of where he was last season," adding the quarterback "has exhibited a grasp of the offense throughout fall camp." Jennings' offseason arrest certainly did not help the situation. Finally, the article points out Harris could solely hold the job, with Jennings not sharing time and only acting as the No. 2 quarterback.
Aug 13 - 11:23 AM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that LSU redshirt LT junior Jerald Hawkins is "a natural right tackle with better than average skills in pass protection."

Pauline apparently isn't fazed by the fact that LSU moved the 6-foot-6, 301-pounder over to left tackle in the spring. This move was a necessary one, as Hawkins will take over for the departed La'El Collins. Left, right, Pauline's been consistently high on the redshirt junior, calling him "a blocker [who's] been highly considered on my board for the past two years." In December, he noted that he believed that Hawkins is "bigger and stronger" than Collins and could be a top-45 draft selection with continued improvement.
Aug 12 - 8:56 PM

TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline wrote that LSU junior CB Tre'Davious White is "poised to be the best next level corner from LSU since Patrick Peterson."

Pauline stipulated that if White is able to put together all the elements of his game, "he’ll move into the top half of round one." Among White's attributes that the draft expert highlighted were his "better than average size [at 5-foot-11, 191 pounds], solid ball skills and [ability to make] plays with his back to the ball." If he starts out the season hot, his name could rise quickly up draft boards.
Aug 12 - 8:20 PM


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