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LSU redshirt freshman QB Lindsey Scott Jr. transferred to East Mississippi Community College.

Scott was unable to make traction on the depth chart this offseason. The former three-star recruit will try to rejuvenate his career at EMCC (of 'Last Chance U' fame) before presumably trying for better luck in the FBS this winter.
Aug 15 - 1:50 PM

LSU redshirt freshman QB Lindsey Scott Jr. announced his intention to transfer to another program.

Scott was viewed as a three-star recruit out of high school and likely lost the quarterback competition to Danny Etling and was working behind Myles Brennan. The road to playing time was walled off.
Aug 14 - 10:23 AM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that redshirt senior QB Danny Etling is "our starter right now."

Etling has been taking the bulk of first-team snaps in camp. If you're looking for a dark horse to supplant him, four-star true freshman Myles Brennan is the name to watch. Brennan received a few first-team snaps on Saturday, too. Still, unless Brennan is able to make a legitimate push, Etling will be the man this season. He threw for 2,123 yards with an 11/15 TD/INT ratio in 11 games during the past campaign.
Aug 13 - 2:08 PM

Former LSU HC Les Miles will work as a television analyst during the coming season.

This is a quick about face for Miles, who said at a July function that he had tried out for a FOX analyst job only to find the conformity and rigidity of that particular desk job to be confining. Consider that course reversed. Just where Miles will now be spinning of his wisdom is not quite clear -- he did not specify when speaking with The Baton Rouge Advocate's Ross Dellenger, saying only that he is "going to be in media and in a number of different places."
Aug 10 - 5:23 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron said that freshman RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire has been the "surprise of camp."

"The way he makes them miss, the way he hits the hole. His vision, his physicality. He’s just an overall outstanding young player," Orgeron said. The 5-foot-8, 190-pounder possesses a sneaky strength component to his game despite his outwardly diminutive side. Rivals recruiting director wrote back in February that he is a prime candidate to outperform the outlet's initial three-star grade as his career unfolds.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 7 - 6:07 PM

LSU HC Ed Orgeron singled out freshman DE K'lavon Chaisson as a "dominant" performer in camp.

"He runs around. Great kid. Very humble — yes sir, no sir. He’s just learning. Extremely quick. He’s exactly the player we thought he was when we recruited him," Orgeron said. The 6-foot-4, 240-pounder was particularly impressive on several third-down scrimmages, with Coach O passing along that Chaisson has "been all over the place" in such situations. SEC Country's Alex Hickey believes his initial path to playing time might be as a rush specialist on passing downs. Chaisson ranked as Rivals' No. 110 overall prospect in the 2017 class.
Source: SEC Country
Aug 7 - 5:33 PM

Three-star 2017 WR Justin Jefferson signed with LSU.

It's unusual for a player to sign so late, but Jefferson had to delay due to academic issues. Now that those are taken care of, he becomes the third Jefferson boy to sign with the Tigers. Justin is the younger brother of former LSU QB Jordan Jefferson (2008-11) and former LSU S Rickey Jefferson (2013-2016). The youngest Jefferson, a three-star 2017 recruit, was rated the No. 76 overall player coming out of Louisiana. His only other FBS offer was from Tulane, according to 247 Sports.
Aug 3 - 3:46 PM

SI's Bruce Feldman reports ex-LSU OL Maea Teuhema has a list of four transfer destinations: USC, Houston, Oklahoma and Oklahoma State.

It was initially speculated that Teuhema could drop to an FCS program and join his brother, but it appears he wants to stay at the FBS level and play for a big program. Teuhema has never redshirted, so expect him to sit out if he lands at one of the listed programs.
Source: SI.com
Aug 3 - 11:07 AM

Suspended LSU junior G Maea Teuhema was given his release and plans to transfer.

Ed Orgeron said Teuhema's suspension was academics related, so it is fair to assume he could not straighten those out in time for the 2017 season. The two-year starter and both tackle and guard will likely drop to a level where he is eligible immediately. Maea's brother, Sione, left LSU for an FCS program last July.
Aug 3 - 10:06 AM

LSU redshirt senior QB Danny Etling (back) anticipates being completely healthy for the season opener on Sept. 2 against BYU.

Etling underwent a minor back procedure in the spring. He was compromised with pain for at least some -- and perhaps all -- of last season. While it's good news that he says he's feeling the best he has in a calendar year, back issues can linger. It's a good bet that true freshman gunslinger Myles Brennan makes at least one start this fall.
Aug 2 - 4:09 PM

LSU freshman JaCoby Stevens is switching from DB to WR.

Stevens practiced with defensive backs since January after enrolling early as a safety. Beat writer Ross Dellenger points out the team has just seven receivers on scholarship, so Stevens will likely serve as depth.
Aug 2 - 10:49 AM

LSU has suspended junior G Maea Teuhema indefinitely due to academic reasons.

"We’ll know about him in the next couple of days," head coach Ed Orgeron said. "We’re unsure of his status." In fact, the head coach called it "academic stuff." The Tigers' offense will be down their starting right guard for the time being, which is a concern since the team will revolve around the rushing attack.
Aug 2 - 10:20 AM

Former LSU HC Les Miles will not be working as a television analyst this season.

Speaking at the Gridiron Kickoff event at Landmark Christian Church at the end of July, Miles explained that he had gone in for an audition with FOX but felt uncomfortable with the nature of the analyst position. Said the Mad Hatter, "It's a struggle when you haven't had a censor button on the sidelines. You quickly find out I gave it the old college try, but it's not going to happen." Miles indicated that he would be interested in returning to coaching. Just a week before Miles' speech, USA Today's Dan Wolken reported that he was "extremely interested" in the possibility of coaching at Ole Miss and had made that fact known to Rebels boosters.
Aug 1 - 9:05 PM

Ross Dellenger of the Baton Rouge Advocate posits that LSU freshman QB Myles Brennan is the only real challenger to knock off Danny Etling for the starting job.

Brennan is more talented than Justin McMillan and Lindsey Scott, and his fellow four-star signee Lowell Narcisse is too raw to play early. That leaves Brennan as the only real threat to steal Etling's gig. Brennan didn't have an opportunity to compete in the spring because he didn't enroll early. We install Etling as the heavy favorite to keep his job. With Ed Orgeron beginning his first full season and new OC Matt Canada coming over from Pittsburgh, the Tigers, all things equal, figure to prefer a steady veteran hand under center in this transition year.
Jul 31 - 2:30 PM

LSU has closed practices to the media until Aug. 21.

This takes Tennessee's request of not reporting on players' injuries to the next level. Three weeks of camp are unavailable to the media. "The decision to close camp centered around the lack of periods of individual drills, the coach said, and the installation of the team's new offense," beat writer Ross Dellenger stated. Top prospect Arden Key will likely miss that entire period.
Jul 31 - 10:08 AM


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