BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly enters the first season of his 10-year contract facing the type of rebuilding project the unranked Tigers haven't seen in decades.
The last time LSU entered a season outside the AP Top 25 was the late summer of 2000 — when the Tigers had a new coach named Nick Saban.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — New LSU coach Brian Kelly has completed the addition of eight transfer players to the Tigers' 2022 roster including defensive backs Greg Brooks and Joe Foucha, who both started at Arkansas.
TaxAct Texas Bowl: LSU (6-6) at Kansas State (7-5), Jan. 4, 9 p.m. Eastern (ESPN)
Line: Kansas State by 4 ½, according to FanDuel Sportsbook
No. 25 Kentucky (9-3, SEC) vs. No. 17 Iowa (10-3, Big Ten), Jan. 1, 1 p.m. ET
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A string of clutch completions by Max Johnson in little more than a minute capped coach Ed Orgeron's roller-coaster tenure at LSU with a triumphant sendoff before a jubilant Tiger Stadium crowd.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — The reeling LSU Tigers are getting a needed break from the grind of their Southeastern Conference schedule.
Having lost three straight and on the brink of elimination from bowl contention, the Tigers (4-6) host Louisiana-Monroe (4-6) of the increasingly formidable Sun Belt Conference on Saturday night.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Arkansas coach Sam Pittman didn't have to warn the Razorbacks against judging LSU by its losing record.
He only had to show them video of the Tigers' threatening to upset No.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Bryce Young passed for 302 yards and No. 3 Alabama’s defense came up with enough big plays for a 20-14 victory over heavy underdog LSU on Saturday night.
The Crimson Tide (8-1, 5-1 Southeastern Conference, No.
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Alabama was living dangerously, with a missed extra point, a nonexistent running game and a lead repeatedly in jeopardy.
The third-ranked Crimson Tide's defense kept turning away heavy underdog LSU late and Bryce Young passed for 302 yards to survive for a 20-14 victory on Saturday night.
After a 14-year run of ranked-vs.-ranked matchups, the Alabama-LSU rivalry has now been relegated to an afterthought for two straight seasons.
The No. 3 Crimson Tide (7-1, No. 2 CFP) are again a huge favorite against the struggling Tigers (4-4).
LSU (4-4, 2-3 SEC) at No. 3 Alabama (7-1, 4-1, No. 2 CFP), Saturday at 7 p.m. EDT (ESPN).
Line: Alabama by 29 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Much has changed since the last time LSU visited Alabama — for the Tigers, at least.
Nick Saban has the third-ranked Crimson Tide (7-1, 4-1 Southeastern Conference, No. 2 CFP) in national title contention once again and they are led by another Heisman Trophy candidate.
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — Lane Kiffin is not ready to proclaim No. 12 Mississippi as an elite team. Not yet, anyway.
“We’re good, but not great. But we’re close,” the coach said after the Rebels defeated LSU 31-17 Saturday with 31 unanswered points that spanned the second and third periods.
Lane Kiffin texted with his former assistant Ed Orgeron about a wild weekend because a call would have seemed “a little strange” with their teams about to play.
The past week has been more than a little strange for both programs heading into Kiffin and No.
LSU (4-3, 2-2 SEC) at No. 12 Mississippi (5-1, 2-1), Saturday at 3:30 p.m. EDT (CBS).
Line: Ole Miss by 9 1/2, according to FanDuel Sportsbook.
Things to watch in Week 8 in the Southeastern Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK
LSU (4-3, 2-2) visits No. 12 Mississippi (5-1, 2-1) in a West Division matchup. Ed Orgeron enters the first of his final five regular season games as LSU coach after he and the school agreed on Sunday that he would not return after this season.
For Ed Orgeron, LSU's Cajun coach, a dream job is coming to an end.
LSU and Orgeron have agreed to part ways after this season, 21 months after he coached the Tigers to a national championship with what is considered one of the greatest teams in college football history.
In the Southeastern Conference, the coach on the hot seat can change from week to week.
Welcome, Dan Mullen.
Florida's man had a lot of explaining to do Saturday after the 20th-ranked Gators lost to LSU and last week's coach-in-big-trouble Ed Orgeron.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU starting cornerback Eli Ricks has decided to have season-ending surgery to repair an injury that has nagged him for much of the season, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday.
The injury leaves LSU without its top two cornerbacks, with former All-America defensive back Derrick Stingley also sidelined indefinitely.
Top LSU receiver Kayshon Boutte, whose nine touchdown catches tie him for most in the nation, will miss the rest of the season, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday.
Boutte absence comes at an inopportune time for LSU (3-3), which has lost two straight and has several challenging conference games coming up, beginning Saturday night against No.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU cornerback Derek Stingley Jr., the Tigers' top defensive back, had a procedure performed on his injured left foot and his timetable to return is uncertain, coach Ed Orgeron said Wednesday.
STARKVILLE, Miss. (AP) — The morning after then-defending national champion LSU dropped its 2020 season opener 44-34 to Mississippi State, head coach Ed Orgeron began working on a way to beat the Air Raid.
Ed Orgeron is encouraged and cautiously optimistic about LSU's outlook following consecutive blowouts by the Tigers.
There are some bad memories lingering for LSU heading into the Tigers' Southeastern Conference opener at Mississippi State on Saturday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU defensive end Andre Anthony is expected to miss the remainder of the season with an unspecified leg injury, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) —
LSU running back John Emery Jr. is expected to miss the remainder of the season for academic reasons, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday.
Emery, a junior, was expected to compete to be the Tigers' starting running back this season, but has been ruled academically ineligible.
A visit to LSU's Death Valley by an FCS-level team normally inspires little more fanfare than a typical early season tune-up for the Tigers.
This Saturday's meeting between LSU (0-1) and McNeese State (0-1) brings considerably more intrigue, however.
As McNeese State quarterback Cody Orgeron prepares to live out a childhood dream of playing in LSU's Tiger Stadium this week, he promises with a grin that he won't hold it against his father for trying to ruin it.
LOS ANGELES (AP) — As if trying to bounce back from a disappointing season wasn't enough of a challenge for Ed Orgeron and LSU, the 16th-ranked Tigers got an additional one from Mother Nature going into Saturday's opener at UCLA.
Here are some things to watch this week in the Pac-12 Conference:
GAME OF THE WEEK: UCLA (1-0) hosts No. 16 LSU in a prime-time game at the Rose Bowl. This is the first meeting between the programs.
While there are benefits to knowing now that sophomore Max Johnson will be LSU's starting quarterback, the Tigers also could have profited from what was expected to be a close competition for the position before Myles Brennan's recent fluke, off-the-field injury, coach Ed Orgeron said.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU quarterback Myles Brennan, a fifth-year senior competing to regain the starting job he lost to injury a season ago, now needs surgery to repair what coach Ed Orgeron called a severe left arm injury.
LSU coach Ed Orgeron maintained in a statement provided to state lawmakers Tuesday that he does not recall speaking with an elderly female security worker who said then-Tigers running back Derrius Guice made offensive sexual advances toward her during an event she was working in 2017...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — A 74-year-old woman told state lawmakers Friday that she spoke directly to Louisiana State University football coach Ed Orgeron about sexual harassment she said she endured in 2017 from one of his star players, adding he did nothing to reprimand the running back.
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU is self-imposing a one-year ban on postseason play for this season as part an effort to cooperate with an NCAA probe into rules violations...
The comment from LSU coach Ed Orgeron understandably drew a fair amount of attention.
A little more than a week before the start of the Southeastern Conference season, Orgeron was talking about his new defensive coordinator, former Nebraska coach Bo Pelini...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The LSU Tigers proved they could protect their quarterback, and Myles Brennan showed what he could do with some time to throw...
Most of LSU's football players have contracted and recovered from COVID-19, coach Ed Orgeron said Tuesday, leaving the coaching staff hopeful those players will remain eligible to play the bulk of the season before they have to be tested again...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — LSU finished No. 1 in the AP Top 25 for the third time in school history, with Clemson No...
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — From small-town Ohio kid to Louisiana legend, Joe Burrow capped his record-breaking, Heisman-winning season by bringing a national championship to LSU...
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) — Joe Burrrow sprinted toward the LSU fans to celebrate a monumental victory, and moments later was hoisted on the shoulders of two beefy teammates...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — LSU coach Ed Orgeron had to play starting quarterback Joe Burrow longer than planned after a more competitive first half than expected against Northwestern State.
So Burrow seized the opportunity to post another impressive statistical line that will only help his cause if he winds up in the running for the Heisman Trophy.
LSU has lost a big part of its defensive line for the rest of the season.
Starting defensive lineman Breiden Fehoko (arm injury) will miss the reason of the season, coach Ed Orgeron said Monday at his weekly news conference.
LSU has joined the $6 million club.
The school is paying its assistant football coaches $6.405 million, joining at least three other programs in cracking the $6 million mark: Ohio State ($7.06M), Clemson ($6.585M) and Georgia ($6.42M).
On the record: former LSU WR DJ Chark on the 2018 Tigers under a new OC, Matt Canada’s tenure and LSU’s future return man
MOBILE, Ala. — Whatever discord took place last season among LSU’s coaching staff, the unrest never affected the Tigers’ offense, receiver DJ Chark said in an interview Tuesday from the Senior Bowl site.
Orlando, FL - Of all the uncertainty surrounding the LSU football program and the future of offensive coordinator Matt Canada, the one thing that is stable are the Purple and Gold's surroundings in Orlando.
LSU is sticking with its quarterback plan.
Danny Etling will remain the Tigers’ starter, coach Ed Orgeron said, despite his struggles against top-ranked Alabama. Coaches inserted true freshman Myles Brennan for the final drive of the 24-10 loss on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium.
LSU moved up three spots to No. 20 in the Amway coaches poll released Sunday and four spots to No. 19 in the AP top 25.
Three days before their Southeastern Conference opener at Mississippi State, LSU coaches aren’t sure who will serve as the Tigers field goal kicker.
Redshirt freshman Connor Culp and walk-on sophomore Jack Gonsoulin have combined to miss three of six field goals through the first two games.
HOOVER, Ala. (AP) — When LSU's Ed Orgeron matter of factly declared the SEC as "the best conference in the United States," he was mostly preaching to the choir in the league's backyard...