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  1. D-line key to LSU's defensive success

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU has speed and athleticism in spades within its linebacking corps and a secondary that appears ready for a breakout season. The biggest unknown on the Tigers' defense -- a line that has little experience and only marginal produ...

    Blog | August 20, 2014
  2. La'el Collins back and better than ever

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - La'el Collins took a risk in returning for one more season at LSU. That much is certain. But the senior offensive tackle believes that the potential payoff outweighs the chance he took by remaining in college. Yes, returning wil...

    Blog | August 13, 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. Five battles to watch as LSU opens camp

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- With LSU opening preseason practice today, the Tigers will have no shortage of position battles to watch over the next 26 days until the Aug. 30 opener against Wisconsin. Let's take a glance at five positions that should featur...

    Blog | August 04, 2014
  5. LSU position breakdown: DL

    David Ching

    Editor's note: This week, we'll take a quick look at each of LSU's position groups as the Tigers prepare to open preseason practice next week. Up next is the defensive line. DEFENSIVE LINE Returning starters: DE Danielle Hunter (57 tackles, 8 t...

    Blog | July 28, 2014
  6. Five LSU spring movers

    David Ching

    Sometimes spring practice is important to a football player not because he seizes a starting job, but because he proves to his coaches that he deserves to play. We've discussed plenty of LSU's key spring position battles here in the last few weeks...

    Blog | April 21, 2014
  7. Five post-spring questions for LSU

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- LSU held its final spring practice this week, officially sending the Tigers into a crucial offseason. An obvious point this spring was that Les Miles' coaching staff was working with an incomplete roster. Seven underclassmen ju...

    Blog | April 11, 2014
  8. 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
  9. LSU pro day: Inside the numbers

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The race to become the first quarterback selected in next month's NFL draft is apparently down to three players: Central Florida's Blake Bortles, Louisville's Teddy Bridgewater and Texas A&M's Johnny Manziel. But according ...

    Blog | April 08, 2014
  10. What we'll watch for in LSU's spring game

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Asked whether Saturday's spring game would be an important factor in some of his team's key position battles, Les Miles clearly saw no need to do his best P.T. Barnum impression in order to draw a crowd -- which is fine since admi...

    Blog | April 04, 2014
  11. D-line snaps might be spread more evenly

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Brick Haley faces the blessing and the curse of coaching LSU's defensive line each year around this time. The blessing is that the Tigers' coaching staff has attracted loads of NFL-caliber talent to Baton Rouge. Just check the ...

    Blog | March 26, 2014
  12. Reviewing LSU's spring at midway point

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- We're past the midway point of LSU's spring practice with the Tigers' spring game on April 5 less than two weeks away. Before the Tigers return to the practice field on Tuesday, let's recap some of the developments thus far thi...

    Blog | March 24, 2014
  13. A year later, early enrollees play key roles

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - Early enrollment is frequently beneficial in that it helps a newcomer address a team's immediate need, but its value goes well beyond the short term. Imagine what LSU's spring position battles might look like if eight signees hadn'...

    Blog | March 17, 2014
  14. 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
  15. Key spring position battles: DT

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. - We're closing in on the start of spring practice at LSU, so this week let's take a look at five position battles worth watching this spring. We started Monday with the wide receivers and move today to the defensive tackles, who ...

    Blog | February 25, 2014
  16. Players to watch: Anthony Jennings

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- With spring practice two weeks away, this week we've been looking at LSU players who need a strong spring in order to become key contributors in the fall. We discussed safety Edward Paris Jr., receiver Quantavius Leslie, offens...

    Blog | February 21, 2014