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  1. Who's the fastest? LSU debate rages

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Rashard Robinson was in the middle of complimenting freshman receiver D.J. Chark when a reporter informed him that LSU coach Les Miles proclaimed Chark as possibly the fastest player on the team. That's when Robinson's expressi...

    Blog | August 18, 2014
  2. Freshman defenders could claim roles

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- He's not a native-born Louisianan -- in fact, he's 900 miles from his Illinois home -- but LSU freshman Clifton Garrett said he gets chills when he thinks about his first Saturday night in Tiger Stadium. "It's going to be heart...

    Blog | August 14, 2014
  3. Freshman Herron turning heads in camp

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- With injured junior Quentin Thomas out for an indeterminate amount of time, LSU coach Les Miles didn't wait long to name a potential replacement at defensive tackle. "I think we're really pretty good at defensive tackle," Miles...

    Blog | August 12, 2014
  4. LSU notes: Cameron wants vocal leaders

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- By now it's no secret that LSU's offense will be loaded with freshmen and inexperienced underclassmen. Perhaps that's why offensive coordinator Cam Cameron has emphasized since spring practice that his veterans have to do more tha...

    Blog | August 05, 2014
  5. Revisiting Miles' thoughts on 2014 class

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- We're a week away from the start of preseason practice for the LSU Tigers. Since several open spots on the depth chart make this arguably the most important freshman class in Les Miles' decade as the Tigers' coach, we thought i...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. LSU embraces playing freshmen

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Les Miles has never been afraid to play a true freshman -- LSU's sports information department reports that the Tigers have played 87 first-year freshmen in Miles' nine seasons -- but it has become one of the program's trademarks ...

    Blog | May 28, 2014
  7. Evaluating our LSU spring predictions

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU's spring practice is officially in the books. Now that it's over, we thought it might be fun to review two sets of our predictions from before the spring and see how close we came. Prediction No. 1: Freshmen will contend fo...

    Blog | April 10, 2014
  8. Transition tough for freshman safeties

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- He probably thought he was prepared to compete at the time, but Corey Thompson can now admit that it blew his mind when he first set foot on LSU's practice field as a freshman. He had been an all-state safety and certainly has ...

    Blog | March 31, 2014
  9. Spring predictions: Freshmen will contend

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- A brand-new version of LSU's football team will take the field this week for its first spring practice. In previous weeks, we've broken down several players and position groups to watch this spring. As we lead up to Saturday's ...

    Blog | March 03, 2014
  10. Players to watch: Mickey Johnson

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With spring practice approaching in just two weeks, this week we've been examining LSU players who could use a strong spring if they are to carve out some playing time in the fall. So far this week we've discussed freshman safet...

    Blog | February 20, 2014
  11. Players to watch: Fehoko Fanaika

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The start of spring practice is about two weeks away, so this week we're looking at five players who could use a productive March in order to claim playing time this fall. After discussing freshman safety Edward Paris Jr. and r...

    Blog | February 19, 2014
  12. Players to watch: Quantavius Leslie

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - With spring practice approaching in just over two weeks, we're looking this week at LSU players who could use a solid spring in order to garner playing time in the fall. Yesterday's subject was safety freshman Edward Paris Jr., ...

    Blog | February 18, 2014
  13. LSU seeks peace of mind with Ferguson

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The passive LSU fan might vaguely recall the name "Reid Ferguson" from the 2012 season. He was the freshman long snapper who, in the Tigers' season-opening win over North Texas, sent a high snap sailing over the head of freshma...

    Blog | June 05, 2013
  14. Will early enrollees make impact for LSU?

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- So far, neither junior college transfer in LSU's 2013 signing class has become the obvious starter at their positions. On the other hand, it looks like the six freshmen who entered college early might already be reaping some re...

    Blog | April 04, 2013
  15. After Ford, does LSU look for a RB?

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The future of the running back position seemed to be figured out for LSU. All five backs in the Tigers' 2012 stable were underclassmen. Freshman Jeremy Hill led the group with 755 rushing yards, meaning none of the three junior...

    Blog | January 08, 2013
  16. Where LSU will need help: Offense

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- There are some unknown variables when trying to figure out where true freshmen might play a big role on a team. Take LSU right tackle Vadal Alexander. The 2012 signee became a true freshman starter at right tackle halfway throu...

    Blog | January 04, 2013