LSU linebacker Devin White says he is entering for NFL draft
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU All-America and Butkus Award-winning linebacker Devin White says he has decided to enter the 2019 NFL draft and forgo his remaining season of eligibility to play for the Tigers.
UCF’s championship claims die on the field at Fiesta Bowl
GLENDALE, Ariz. (AP) — There will be no self-proclaimed national championship for Central Florida this year.
Just some jokes at the Knights' expense.
LSU snapped UCF's 25-game winning streak with a 40-32 victory at the Fiesta Bowl on Tuesday, spoiling the small-conference school's bid for more recognition. Tigers quarterback Joe Burrow dissected the Knights' secondary for 394 yards and four touchdowns to end UCF's nation-best 25-game winning streak.
Devin White is first LSU linebacker to win Butkus Award
LSU's Devin White is the Butkus Award winner as the best linebacker in the country.
The winner was announced Wednesday. White is the first LSU player to win the Butkus in its 34-year history and the third straight winner from a Southeastern Conference school. Roquan Smith of Georgia won it last season and Reuben Foster of Alabama was the winner in 2016.
12 Alabama players earn all-SEC honors from league’s coaches
BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (AP) — Southeastern Conference champion Alabama has a league-high 12 players on the all-conference team selected by SEC coaches.
Georgia had seven players selected on the team. Missouri and South Carolina each had five all-SEC selections.
LSU’s Orgeron hopes coaches demand change to targeting rule
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron hopes coaches will band together and demand changes to NCAA football's targeting rule and how it is enforced.
Orgeron's suggestion comes just days after a target foul called last weekend LSU linebacker Devin White, a penalty which triggered White's suspension for the first half of the fourth-ranked Tigers' next game against No. 1 Alabama on Nov. 3.
Defense leads No. 5 LSU past No. 22 MSU, 19-3
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Boos rained down from the Tiger Stadium stands, even as quarterback Joe Burrow kneeled to close out No. 5 LSU's latest convincing victory over a ranked opponent.
It was an unusual scene spawned by an unfortunate play that could carry considerable implications going forward.
This is a 12-part daily series counting down the days until LSU football begins spring practice on March 11.
Days until spring: 5
Scholarship inside linebacker in spring: 5
Last year at this time, the Tigers started spring practice with two total scholarship inside linebackers, and they finished it with one. Things are different this year.
Notre Dame faces LSU in matchup of running teams
Citrus Bowl: Notre Dame (9-3) vs. LSU (9-3) at Orlando, Fla., Monday, 1 p.m. ET (ABC)
LSU vs. Notre Dame: Matchups to watch, key players and numbers to know
Two Matchups To Watch
LSU LB Devin White vs. ND RB Josh Adams
White is 10th nationally in tackles (127) and Adams is 16th nationally in yards (1,386). It’s a big boy battle between these two. They’ll be clashing regularly on Monday, locking horns in a matchup that could decide the outcome. Adams, a junior, is still deciding on his NFL future. A good showing against LSU’s defense could send his stock soaring.
LSU freshman defensive backs, LB Devin White land on All-American squads
LSU redshirt freshman cornerback Greedy Williams made the AP All-American third team, and rookie safety Grant Delpit landed on ESPN's All-Freshman team. Joining them was linebacker Devin White, a member of the USA Today All-American second team.
LSU lands six players on AP All-SEC teams, including first-team freshman Greedy Williams
Four LSU players made the Associated Press' All-SEC first team and two more Tigers were second-teamers.
Center Will Clapp, edge rusher Arden Key, linebacker Devin White and freshman cornerback Greedy Williams were on the first team, released Monday. Running back Derrius Guice and receiver DJ Chark, for all-purpose, were representatives on the All-SEC second team.
LSU LB Devin White lands a historic fourth SEC honor
Devin White made history.
LSU's sophomore linebacker was named the Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week on Monday, becoming the first player in league history to claim a fourth such honor in a single season.
White, a Springhill native, has accumulated 127 tackles this season, putting him sixth all-time in single-season tackles. He's two behind fifth-place Al Richardson (1980) and three behind fourth-place Kevin Minter (2012). The record holder, Bradie James in 2002, has 154.
Devin White picked up his fourth Southeastern Conference Defensive Player of the Week honor on Monday as the sophomore was tabbed by the league for the award for his play in LSU’s 45-21 win over Texas A&M.
White is the first player in SEC history to be named the league’s defensive player of the week four times in the same season.
Next year - unlike this season - LSU players say they know their leaders and that’s a good thing
"Shout D. White out! Shout D. White out!”
Devin White was referring to himself, projecting his comments toward fellow LSU defender Rashard Lawrence, as reporters interviewed the defensive end after the Tigers’ 45-21 win over Texas A&M on Saturday night.
White, LSU’s star sophomore linebacker, was hoping Lawrence dropped his name during interviews — a “shout out.” Lawrence smiled in the face of the distraction, remained focused and did, in fact, mention his teammate’s name.
Next Level: Why is LSU having trouble stopping screen plays and how the next opponent specializes in them
By time Rashard Lawrence recognized the play, it was far too late.
“Screeeeeeen!” LSU players and coaches yelled from the sideline.
“Screeeeeeen!” fans in the stands shouted toward the field.
Devin White earns SEC Defensive Play of the Week honors for the third time
SEC DEFENSIVE PLAYER OF THE WEEKDevin White, LB, LSU
· Led LSU with 14 tackles, one shy of tying his career-high, in 33-10 win over Arkansas.
· Had a half-tackle for a loss and a QB hurry in the victory as the Tigers limited the Razorbacks to 318 total yards.
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- Rome News-TribuneDevin White one of three LSU Tigers headed to SEC Media DaysJuly 12, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneWhite, Williams embracing leadership role for LSUJune 20, 2018
- Rome News-TribuneLSU's Devin White says fun was the focus at Indy Bowl football clinicJune 10, 2018
AP All-America Watch: LSU’s next star LB; FAU’s motor man
The Associated Press has been honoring college football's best with an All-America team since 1925. This season, the AP released its first preseason All-America team and last week a midseason team. The full three-team All-America selections are unveiled in December. The eighth installment of the weekly All-America watch features an LSU linebacker drawing lofty comparisons, a member of Miami's Turnover Chain gang and the motor of FAU's high-scoring offense.
LSU looks for strong finish, 1st 10-win season since 2013
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU is entering an important three-game stretch for first-year coach Ed Orgeron and the man who hired him, athletic director Joe Alleva.
While a loss at No. 1 Alabama last weekend dropped the Tigers out of the AP Top 25 and virtually ended hopes of a Southeastern Conference championship, a strong run to close out the season could engender considerable confidence in the direction of the program.
A seventh straight loss to Alabama is hard to ignore, but under Ed Orgeron these young LSU Tigers are excited for what's next.
"We coming. We coming. And we ain't backing down," the head coach said with an emphatic stare after the game.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- No. 19 LSU put forth a valiant effort Saturday night, going on the road to face the nation's No. 1-ranked team for the fifth time in history and hanging with Alabama throughout in 24-10 defeat.
LSU (6-3, 3-2 SEC) outgained Alabama (9-0, 6-0 SEC), 306-299, including 155 yards passing and 151 yards rushing. The Tigers were 9-of-19 on third down and held an eight-minute advantage in time of possessions.
How LSU turned its season around: ‘Come to Jesus’ meetings, ‘giggling’ stopped, film study increased, leaders emerged
Cornerback Donte Jackson began watching more film and took practice more serious.
Linebacker Devin White started speaking up, and running back Darrel Williams, usually quiet, chastised the team during a players-only meeting.
"It's a big game, but it's not a rivalry game. To me, a rivalry game is someone you beat back and forth, you go back and forth," explained Devin White.
And by that definition, the LSU defensive standout makes a good point. LSU has lost six straight to Alabama ever since the debacle in the dome in the 2011 national championship.
No. 24 LSU tries to keep newfound momentum vs. Ole Miss
No. 24 LSU (5-2, 2-1 SEC) at Mississippi (3-3, 1-2), Saturday, 7:15 p.m. ET (ESPN)
Line: LSU by 7.
Series record: LSU leads 60-41-4.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
LSU was wobbling after a loss to Troy a few weeks ago, but back-to-back wins over Florida and Auburn have the Tigers back in the national rankings. A win over Ole Miss would further solidify the program's momentum. The Rebels want to build off of last week's 57-35 win over Vanderbilt.
Scott Rabalais: On Devin White’s due, moving the LSU-Ole Miss game and finding a name for a classic game that sticks
Notes on a golf scorecard while I gaze out the window at our beautiful fall weather and lament the fact I’m in here busy at my keyboard …
Underappreciated at LSU
There are few things in the sports world more useless than midseason All-American teams. Still, it’s not right that LSU linebacker Devin White’s name isn’t on any of them.
No. 10 Auburn seeks first win at LSU since 1999
No. 25 Auburn (5-1, 3-0 SEC) at LSU (4-2, 1-1), Saturday, 3:30 p.m. ET (CBS)
Line: Auburn by 7.
Series record: LSU leads 28-22-1.
WHAT'S AT STAKE
Auburn aims to continue its climb up the rankings and keep pace with top-ranked Alabama in the SEC West race. LSU, which has been blown out by Mississippi State and lost to mid-major Troy, could regain credibility with a second straight league victory and improve confidence in the program's direction under first-year coach Ed Orgeron.
How LSU beat Florida: Matt Canada’s Pitt offense emerges, practice got more physical & ‘the noise’ motivated the Tigers
Devin White says he blocked out “the noise.”
That’s a word football players and coaches often use to describe fan reaction and media scrutiny that follows stunning losses, like the one LSU suffered last week against Troy.
White ignored the noise so much that he quoted a television analyst during his interview with reporters after the Tigers followed that loss to the Trojans with a 17-16 win at No. 21 Florida on Saturday.
Two Matchups To Watch
LSU receivers vs. UF cornerbacks
The Gators and Tigers DBs often wage an argument with one another on who is the real DBU, standing for DefensiveBackUniversity. Well, maybe this game will go a ways to settling it (probably not). But WRs DJ Chark, Drake Davis and Stephen Sullivan have a chance to feast on UF’s youth. The Gators play two true freshmen, like LSU, in the secondary.
‘We need people to start studying more’: LSU LB Devin White laments mental lapses
It’s not hard to spot No. 40 on LSU’s football team.
Devin White is in the game on nearly every defensive play, running from sideline to sideline as the Tigers’ new version of Duke Riley or Deion Jones, a fast, athletic, playmaking linebacker.
But he can’t do it all.
“We need people to start studying more,” White said, “and knowing what’s going on.”
Next man up? LSU’s depth on the defensive line a looming issue moving forward
LSU players repeat the mantra: Next man up.
LSU linebacker Devin White (40) remains on the ground, kneeling in dejection, as Mississippi State quarterback Nick Fitzgerald (7) signifies a Bulldog touchdown.
It’s as common around the program as coach Ed Orgeron’s slogan: “One team; one heartbeat.”
Meet the new ‘Duke’: LSU LB Devin White sliding into Duke Riley’s blitz-heavy role
It’s a feeling Devin White gets.
He can’t really explain it. It brews deep down, built into his being. It emerges like an animal instinct, rushing to his brain as the opponent snaps the football.
“I can feel the snap count for some reason,” LSU’s inside linebacker said earlier this week. “I time it out just right a lot of times. That’s what Coach (Dave) Aranda prides me on.”
From Mustang to Cheetah, LSU’s defense revealed its new speedy pass-rushing package with a cool name
Saturday was supposed to be the big reveal of LSU’s new offense.
LSU linebacker KÕLavon Chaisson (4), LSU safety John Battle (26) and LSU linebacker Devin White (40) swarm Brigham Young running back Squally Canada (22) on Saturday.
Instead, the Tigers pulled the shroud off their other unit, exposing a snazzy new defensive package with a cool name.