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While campaigning for a tax increase, Louisiana governor John Bel Edwards said the LSU football team is in jeopardy of being cut.

"If you are a student attending one of these universities, it means that you will receive a grade of incomplete, many students will not be able to graduate, and student-athletes across the state at those schools will be ineligible to play next semester," Edwards said. "That means you can say farewell to college football next fall." The state of Louisiana is facing a nearly $1 billion deficit, prompting Edwards' rhetoric. He also threatened that the state would be forced to shut down hospice services if new taxes aren't approved soon. Louisiana residents need not worry about LSU football going away. We aren't sure what will play worse among Edwards' denizens, the threat of axing the Bayou Bengals or the threat of yanking treatment for the sick. One way or the other, if Edwards gets anywhere near the beloved LSU football institution, he'll find himself clearing out his office soon thereafter.
Feb 12 - 5:51 PM

LSU CB Rashard Robinson is "drawing a lot of interest and intrigue from teams," reports TFY Draft Insider's Tony Pauline.

If you haven't heard of him, don't fret. Robinson hasn't played football since his freshman year in 2013. He was booted off the team and never got back in Les Miles' good graces. "Personnel people from the Oakland Raiders and New York Giants believe Robinson would’ve competed for the top cornerback spot in this year’s draft had he played the past two seasons and built upon his impressive freshman campaign," Pauline wrote. "I’m told he will measure over 6-feet/2-inches and is expected to run the forty in the 4.3’s at the combine. I’ve also been told Robinson has been invited to participate at LSU’s pro-day. As someone told me earlier today teams are willing to roll the dice on tall corners that can run fast as the demand far outstrips the supply. The point being Robinson could be selected much earlier than people project."
Feb 12 - 2:15 PM

LSU signed four-star TE Jamal Pettigrew.

Pettigrew (a New Orleans native) did log an official visit to Texas in December, but this was probably always Les Miles' recruit to lose. The 6-foot-6, 229-pounder "has very reliable hands and a long wingspan making tough catches look easy at times," according to Scout.com. He checks into the website as their No. 7 tight end in the 2016 class. While his offensive game already shows promise, they believe Pettigrew needs to continue to progress in his blocking and technique. ESPN 300 notes that he "relies heavily on toughness and effort at this point."
Source: scout.com
Feb 9 - 11:10 PM

LSU signed four-star DE Andre Anthony.

Anthony calls the Big Easy home and predictably, Les Miles wrapped this one up back in June. The 6-foot-3, 214-pounder could stand to pack on a bit more mass once he hits the Tigers' weight room, but ESPN 300 (where he's ranked No. 209) believes he already has the on-field tenacity of a bigger player. Anthony "look[s] to give very good effort to stay after the QB and will make plays off of second effort," notes the Worldwide Leader's scouting report. Given the immense amount of talent LSU already had on board--and their giant haul on National Signing Day--a redshirt's a possibility for Anthony's future, though that's yet to be determined.
Feb 8 - 11:17 PM

In a ranking of the Top-75 collegiate running backs heading into the 2016 season, Athlon Sports placed LSU sophomore RB Leonard Fournette at No. 1.

"Fournette is the nation’s most-talented running back and poised for another monster season," the sporting news outlet wrote. And that sounds about right. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder was a Heisman front-runner until the Tide washed over him in early November. After he hit Alabama, he never was quite able to regain the magic feeling he'd been generating for most of the season. And he still finished out rushing for 1,953 yards and 22 touchdowns. Expect him to post Heisman-caliber numbers once more in 2016. LSU had best capitalize on his existence while they can. It would be a surprise if he opted not to enter the draft in a year.
Feb 8 - 2:55 PM

LSU signed four-star WR Dee Anderson.

Anderson wanted to transfer from West Mesquite to DeSoto High School for the 2015 campaign, but he was ruled ineligible for the move and ultimately sat out his senior season. The 6-foot-3, 165-pound wideout's been cleared for early enrollment at LSU, though, and should be suited up and ready to roll for spring practice. Said Anderson, "I'm healthy and working out. I'm in right shape but not perfect shape. Look forward to getting back in my groove." He checks into the ESPN 300 at No. 188. He's one of three ESPN 300 wideouts to sign letters of intent with the Tigers, joining Drake Davis (81) and Stephen Sullivan (122) in this class.
Feb 7 - 2:59 PM

LSU signed four-star G Donavaughn Campbell.

SEC squads Alabama, Auburn and Georgia all kicked Campbell's tires, but LSU managed to reel in the Ponchatoula, Louisiana, native. In other news, water is wet and your taxes are due. LSU cashes in with Louisiana high school players. The 6-foot-4, 347-pound guard already has the massive size needed to play on the interior in the SEC and, according to ESPN 300's scouting report, "while he has room to improve physically and athletically, this is a big physical, mass who can get the job done in the trenches as both a run blocker and pass protector."
Feb 6 - 8:50 PM

LSU signed four-star ATH Devin White.

Depending on where you look, White's been tabbed as either a linebacker or running back. The 6-foot-1, 260-pound prospect played his high school ball at North Webster High in Springhill, Louisiana. No surprise that he opted for LSU, then, as HC Les Miles has historically owned that state in recruiting. It should be noted that White has something of a checkered recent history, including several run-ins with police. He was dismissed from the Under Armour All-America Game due to what was deemed an "ongoing legal situation."
Source: USA Today
Feb 6 - 2:39 PM

LSU offensive coordinator Cam Cameron denied rumors that he's leaving the school.

Cameron texted the Baton Rouge Advocate that the possibility of him leaving the Tigers was "not true." As for his boss, head coach Les Miles told ESPN that the reports, "[a]s described by Cam, [have] zero credibility." Finally, LSU’s sports information director tweeted the following: "Words straight from OC Coach Cameron on report of him leaving LSU, 'I’m not going anywhere. No truth to it whatsoever.'"
Feb 3 - 4:20 PM

Four-star CB Kristian Fulton signed with LSU.

HC Les Miles has had a few swings and misses on National Signing Day, but he's holding his weight in his home state. Not only are the Top-5 players in Louisiana all expected to sign the Tigers, he could have 12 of the best 14 when all is said and done. Fulton's up there with the most talented of 'em. The 6-foot, 172-pound corner ranks No. 27 in the ESPN 300 and No. 3 at his position. He has an instinctive feel for tracking the ball and has shown nice anticipatory skills when it comes to making his move. He's also not afraid to help out on run defense.
Feb 3 - 3:09 PM

Four-star WR Stephen Sullivan committed to LSU in December.

Sullivan threw his lot in with the Tigers the day after Christmas. At 6-foot-5, 230 pounds, his size immediately jumps out as a plus. Coaches salivate over those types of frames (sometimes to a silly degree) and if nothing else, he should make for a nice red zone target once he sees the field. Scout.com's team cautions that Sullivan remains a raw player, though, one who "needs to improve quickness off the line of scrimmage and in/out of his cuts." They also note that Sullivan sometimes has issues creating separation.
Source: scout.com
Feb 2 - 11:17 PM

LSU sophomore RB Leonard Fournette's 70 broken tackles as a runner versus Power-5 teams last year ranked No. 2 to Derrick Henry’s 71.

Henry compiled only one more despite getting one Power 5 contest. "[Fournette] was the best player in college football for much of the season, and only saw his Heisman candidacy fade after the Tigers struggled down the stretch," wrote Jeff Dooley. Pro Football Focus sees Fournette as the No. 3 returning player in college football. The 6-foot-1, 230-pounder finished last year with 1,953 rushing yards and 22 touchdowns.
Feb 2 - 1:38 PM

Three-star QB Lindsey Scott Jr. committed to LSU.

You can step off the ledge, Tiger fans. Despite having a surefire top-three class, LSU had not picked up a quarterback following Feleipe Franks' de-commit until the school convinced former Syracuse commit Scott Jr. to flip and stay home. The 5-foot-11, 215-pounder is ranked as the No. 28 dual-threat quarterback in the 2016 class. "No, he doesn't have ideal size, but it has yet to become a problem, and it likely never will," noted James Smith. "The kid is built like a truck, weighing in at a solid 215 pounds. This serves him well as a downhill as a power runner." Scott is also a capable passer. "His throwing motion is concise and sound, which allows him to get the ball out of his hands in a hurry with exceptional accuracy," Smith wrote. "The ball leaves his hand with a lot of zip, but he also shows the arm strength to drive it downfield on comeback routes, deep outs and posts while avoiding safeties breaking on the ball."
Feb 1 - 2:44 PM

CBS Sports draft analyst Dane Brugler wrote that LSU CB Jalen Mills "lined up exclusively as a corner during [Senior Bowl] practice and stayed outside for the game."

Mills was a bit of a do-whatever defender with the Tigers, spending time at corner, safety and nickelback. The 6-foot-1, 194-pounder showed off his ability at corner over the course of the week, though, "impressing with his quickness and ability to disrupt up the catch point," according to Brugler. The veteran analyst noted that Mills "anticipates well and runs the route before the wide receiver at times, breaking up a throw in the end zone during the game." Both Rotoworld's Josh Norris and ESPN's Todd McShay also came away impressed with Mills' ability to shadow opposing wideouts over the course of the week.
Source: CBS Sports
Jan 31 - 7:07 PM

ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay noted that LSU OL Vadal Alexander "can create a new line of scrimmage as a run blocker."

"[Alexander] has some athletic limitations," McShay wrote, "but is overpowering at the point of attack." The longtime analyst also noted that the 6-foot-6, 340-pounder has shown more mettle as a guard than tackle, which backs up the general consensus that's been floating about. Not only does that seem to be his more natural fit, he also has more experience there, as he was just moved to tackle this past season. Should he become more polished at pass protection? In McShay's eyes, "it's over."
Jan 31 - 12:04 PM


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