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  1. Three key factors in LSU-Auburn

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- This will become a familiar scenario for No. 15 LSU (4-1, 0-1 SEC) for at least the foreseeable future. Entering Saturday's game against No. 5 Auburn (4-0, 1-0), LSU probably can't afford another division loss if it wants to remai...

    Blog | October 03, 2014
  2. LSU's coverage issues exposed in loss

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- Would the real LSU secondary please stand up? Entering last Saturday's game against Mississippi State, the Tigers boasted arguably the nation's most dominant defensive backfield. They hadn't allowed a completion of more than 15...

    Blog | September 24, 2014
  3. LSU offseason work generating sacks, INTs

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- When it comes to turnovers and sacks, it's not a chicken-or-the-egg equation for LSU's defense. It's a chicken-AND-the-egg thing -- because without one, the Tigers likely won't have the other. "If you're covering and they're...

    Blog | September 10, 2014
  4. What to watch in LSU-SHSU

    David Ching

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- If LSU's history against FCS opponents is any indication, Saturday night's game against Sam Houston State probably will not be particularly competitive. The Tigers are 9-0 all-time against FCS teams, including 6-0 since Les Mil...

    Blog | September 05, 2014
  5. What we learned in the SEC: Week 1

    David Ching

    Wow, what a first weekend of football around the SEC. And it's not over yet, since Tennessee-Utah State will wrap up the weekend on Sunday. For now, though, let's recap some of what we've learned so far about the SEC of 2014. The league looks w...

    Blog | August 31, 2014
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. 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