Signing day has its own tradition in Baton Rouge, where for 18 years LSU fans have celebrated the new recruiting class with the Bayou Bash.
Admittedly nervous moving onto the starting line, Trai Turner's maturity and development paid dividends in bolstering LSU's offense.
Arkansas reportedly offered the head coaching position to Les Miles. Regardless of the legitimacy of it, Miles has earned a raise and should get one.
Arkansas, Auburn and Tennessee are among programs looking for new coaches. Those new coaches are entering an SEC that's as powerful at the top as ever with six 10-win programs.
LSU's chances at a BCS berth are slim, but with some help from their biggest rivals, the Tigers could be package in the BCS picture.
LSU's defense was porous at times against Arkansas, but the Tigers stepped up when it mattered most, especially late.
Despite a host of injuries and off-the-field issues, LSU is set for another 10-win season, which is a testament to what Les Miles has built in Baton Rouge.
Before Saturday's chaos, LSU was likely resigned to a non-BCS bowl fate. Afterward, and even though it's a long shot, LSU is once again in the BCS picture.
LSU 's defense is known for leading the way, but the Tigers' offense had to step up in their win against Ole Miss in Death Valley.
LSU's passing game, anemic to start the season, has found a potential rescuer in sophomore wide receiver Jarvis Landry.
LSU is finding its balance and playing its best football of 2012, but come bowl selection time, they will likely get passed by sexier teams
With Zach Mettenberger and the LSU passing game excelling for the second straight week, the Tigers have developed a dimension that they haven't had for some time.
LSU was expecting to basically start over on the offensive line next season. But with injuries necessitating the use of several young players, the Tigers are set up well this season and in the future.
Alabama's game-winning touchdown drive Saturday was the latest in a troubling trend by the Tigers' defense -- the inability to stop a hurry-up offense.
The Tigers dominated No. 1 Alabama for much of Saturday night's game, but failed gambles and one final Bama drive cost them an upset and a chance at much more.
Alabama quarterback AJ McCarron had his coming-of-age party in last season's BCS Championship Game against LSU, which now seeks a way to contain him.