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  1. LSU camp: Biggest position battles

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- As August camp has continued at LSU, position battles have emerged, some expected, some not so much. Here are five worth keeping an eye on as the Aug. 30 season opener against TCU looms. Middle linebacker The prime competitors...

    Blog | August 14, 2013
  2. Sharieff Rhaheed decommits from LSU

    Gary Laney

    The recruiting process was supposed to be over for ESPN 300 linebacker Sharieff Rhaheed (Fort Pierce, Fla./Fort Pierce Central). The ESPN 300 pick pledged to LSU in March. But Rhaheed never stopped looking at what was out there and he said contact...

    Blog | July 03, 2013
  3. Rare senior class at LB must be replaced

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- It might seem strange to say, but LSU has a rare luxury of knowing it will lose at least two linebackers after the 2013 season with both Lamin Barrow and Tahj Jones entering their senior seasons. What's so weird about that? It'...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  4. In the middle or not, Barrow still leads

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- If you see LSU linebacker Lamin Barrow's first name and wonder how to properly pronounce it, just remember, it rhymes with "machine." As in, "Lamin, the Tackling Machine." That might be appropriate for the rising senior line...

    Blog | April 08, 2013
  5. Coming off injury, McGinnis' stock rises

    Gary Laney

    ZACHARY, La. -- If you're looking for game film of fast-rising 2015 linebacker Arthur McGinnis (New Orleans/Warren Easton), you might look for a long time. A sprained ankle and knee sidelined him for most of the 2012 season, giving scouts just two...

    Blog | March 28, 2013
  6. 2014 Recruiting Preview: Defensive backs

    Gary Laney

    This is the sixth in a series looking at players LSU might target in the 2014 recruiting class. Previously, we looked at wide receivers and tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks, offensive linemen, defensive linemen and linebackers. BATON ROU...

    Blog | March 06, 2013
  7. 2014 Recruiting preview: Linebackers

    Gary Laney

    This is the fourth in a series looking at players LSU might target in the 2014 recruiting class. Previously, we looked at wide receivers and tight ends, running backs and quarterbacks, offensive linemen and defensive linemen. BATON ROUGE, La. -- L...

    Blog | March 05, 2013
  8. Four-star LB Riley makes his choice

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The worst-kept secret in town about four-star linebacker Duke Riley became official with one, very excited tweet from Riley's"1Goal1Dream" Twitter account Wednesday night. "Just committed to LSU on a full scholarship!!!!!" he T...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  9. New commit brings LSU versatility

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- That Duke Riley plays linebacker and is able to run a 40-yard dash in under 4.5 seconds had many thinking he might be destined to fill LSU's need for a safety in the 2013 class. The way J.T. Curtis, Riley's legendary coach at R...

    Blog | January 30, 2013
  10. Four-star LB Riley's recruitment taking off

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- For linebacker Duke Riley (River Ridge, La./John Curtis Christian), his days are packed. So are his nights. By day, the 6-foot-1, 205-pound four-star prospect is finishing his senior year after leading Curtis to a Class 2A L...

    Blog | January 29, 2013
  11. LSU should be able to handle transfers

    Gary Laney

    LSU has numbers at all the positions where it is losing transfers, according to the roster the team updated Wednesday. Linebacker Luke Muncie was one of four linebackers to start games at the strong side linebacker spot -- and the other three retur...

    Blog | January 17, 2013
  12. LSU offers 2014 in-state linebacker

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- John Curtis Christian, perhaps Louisiana's premier high school football powerhouse, is having a great run at linebacker. After 2013 linebacker Duke Riley began getting major offers after the the Patriots' state-title 2012 seaso...

    Blog | January 12, 2013
  13. No matter position, Beckwith a huge 'get'

    Gary Laney

    Where Kendell Beckwith will make an impact on the football field for LSU is an interesting question to ponder. An "athlete" in the scout lexicon, the ESPN 150 prospect who committed to the Tigers tonight might be a linebacker in the Tiger's 4-3 sc...

    Blog | January 04, 2013
  14. LSU 10: Week 13

    Gary Laney

    BATON ROUGE, La. -- The regular season is over and LSU awaits its bowl fate with a 10-2 record and a 6-2, second-place finish in the SEC West. Here are the players who impressed us most. 1. LB Kevin Minter: LSU's middle linebacker finished the sea...

    Blog | November 26, 2012
  15. Built to Perform: LSU LB Kevin Minter

    Gary Laney

    For LSU linebacker Kevin Minter, playing behind stars such as Sam Montgomery and Bennie Logan on the Tigers defensive line frees him up for a lot of jarring collisions. "They make it easy," Minter explained, "because blockers can't get to me." ...

    Blog | October 31, 2012
  16. 3 Up, 3 Down: LSU 24, Texas A&M 19

    Gary Laney

    What we liked, and didn't like, in LSU's 24-19 win over Texas A&M Saturday. THREE UP 1. LSU Mustangs? LSU calls its dime package -- a three-lineman, two-linebacker, six-DB look -- its "Mustang" package. Despite using three freshmen in this ...

    Blog | October 21, 2012