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LSU quarterback Brandon Harris: ‘I take full responsibility for last year. I was terrible’

THIBODAUX – Brandon Harris has watched enough tape to know that he wasn’t tough enough during LSU’s 9-3 season last year.

He’s watched enough tape, he said, to know that he wasn’t good enough either.

“I take full responsibility for last year,” he said. “I was terrible. I was straight-out bad. I’m telling you right now, people can sleep if… Continue reading →

LSU’s Leonard Fournette, celebrity daughter Lyric: How fatherhood transformed college football’s best player

Advocate photo by Ross Dellenger  --  Lyric Fournette talks on one of her father's two phones during an interview on Monday in LSU's administration building.

Lyric Fournette was in a hurry. Just like her father on the football field. She was born five weeks premature, weighing 3 pounds, 2 ounces — less than half the weight of an average newborn and the size of a half-gallon of milk. She came so quickly that doctors had no time to administer pain relief… Continue reading →

LSU snags another commitment from a Florida in defensive back Nadab Joseph

Corey Raymond has him another Florida defensive back. Nadab Joseph, a safety from Miami, committed to LSU on Saturday – a second verbal pledge in 24 hours for the program. Joseph is a 2018 prospect, entering his junior year of high school. Dunham defensive back Derek Stingley, a 2019 prospect, committed to the Tigers on Friday. Joseph continues a trend for… Continue reading →

Dolphins believe Pro Bowler Jarvis Landry can reach another level

FILE - In this Monday, June 6, 2016, file photo, Miami Dolphins wide receiver Jarvis Landry puts on his helmet during practice at the team's NFL football training facility in Davie, Fla. In 2015, Landry set a franchise record with 110 receptions, was chosen the Dolphins’ MVP and earned his first Pro Bowl berth, which makes him someone new coach Gase can build around. And that’s what Gase intends to do. (AP Photo/Alan Diaz, File)

DAVIE, Fla. — Pro Bowl receiver Jarvis Landry entered the room Thursday as coach Adam Gase finished a session summing up the Miami Dolphins’ final OTA. “Good job,” Landry said. “Thank you,” Gase replied. Landry has been perhaps the best player on disappointing Miami teams the past two years, so his feedback counts. In 2015, the… Continue reading →

Live updates: LSU football's first-ever satellite camp kicks off in Bossier City

LSU head coach Les Miles watches during their NCAA college football practice in Baton Rouge, La., Friday, Aug. 7, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert) ORG XMIT: NYOTK

LSU football will hold its first-ever satellite camp noon Thursday at Bossier City's Freedom Field. The NCAA reversed a decision outlawing satellite camps earlier this spring, lifting a rule that would have restricted teams’ summer recruiting camps to their campuses. The reversal went against the SEC’s wishes and fired up dozens of college head coaches. LSU… Continue reading →

LSU quarterback commit Myles Brennan spikes Ole Miss offer: 'I'm a committed Tiger!'

CHRIS TODD/SPECIAL TO THE SUN HERALD St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan has committed to LSU.

Shortly after receiving an offer from Ole Miss nearly two weeks ago, LSU quarterback commit Myles Brennan tweeted he wasn't planning on doing any more interviews regarding schools other than LSU. Continue reading →

Alabama’s Saban wants commissioner for 'wild, wild west' satellite camps

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, and Alabama head coach Nick Saban, right, chat before the game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tuscaloosa.

Satellite camps are among his biggest concerns. “This is the wild, wild west at its best,” Saban said. “There’s been no specific guidelines relative to how we’re managing and… Continue reading →

Four star Texas tackle Austin Deculus commits to LSU

Over the last few months, a wave of major college scholarship offers poured in for Austin Deculus.

He chose to pick the one he received more than a year ago.

Deculus, a four star offensive tackle from Texas, committed to LSU on Friday, he posted on Twitter. He pledged to the Tigers over recent offers from Texas A&M, Florida, Nebraska… Continue reading →

Tennessee Titans waive former LSU quarterback Zach Mettenberger

Zach Mettenberger

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — The Tennessee Titans have waived quarterback Zach Mettenberger, making space to sign four players who earned jobs after trying out during rookie minicamp. Mettenberger, a sixth-round draft pick out of LSU in 2014, is 0-10 in his career as a starter. The Titans didn’t need him after bringing in Matt Cassel to back… Continue reading →

LSU football notebook: Vadal Alexander signs with the Raiders; satellite camp set for Houston in June

 LSU offensive lineman Vadal Alexander (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Vadal Alexander was a Tiger. Now he’s a pirate. Alexander officially signed with the Oakland Raiders, who selected the former LSU offensive lineman in the seventh round of the NFL draft. The Raiders announced the signing Monday, tweeting a photo of a smiling Alexander applying his signature to the contract. The team didn’t release… Continue reading →

Austin Thomas returns to LSU football staff with a new title

Austin Thomas is back, with a new title. Thomas, the Tigers’ director of player personnel who left for Southern California in February, returned to LSU as the assistant athletic director/director of player personnel, the school announced Monday. “We are excited to have Austin back on the staff,” head coach Les Miles said in a statement. “We hated… Continue reading →

SEC football: The spring in review and a look forward to the 2016 season

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette

Three new head coaches, a half-dozen quarterback battles, a handful of arrests, a plethora of injuries and defensive overhauls to the 3-4 alignment. That about sums up spring 2016 in the Southeastern Conference. Many teams, like reigning SEC champion Alabama, have yet to name a starting quarterback. Others, like LSU, are learning a new defense. Georgia… Continue reading →

‘They take care of every LSU guy': LSU’s Lamar Louis signs free agent deal with Arizona Cardinals

Advocate staff photo by BRIANNA PACIORKA -- LSU linebacker Lamar Louis during LSU Pro Day held at the LSU football practice facility on Monday, March 14, 2016.

The Arizona Cardinals were the first to call former LSU linebacker Lamar Louis at the conclusion of the NFL draft on Saturday.

He verbally committed to them soon afterward.

Louis, a 5-foot-10, 222-pounder who went undrafted, plans to sign a free agent deal with the Cardinals, he confirmed Saturday evening. The Breaux Bridge native will participate in the Cardinals’ rookie… Continue reading →

Later than expected, but LSU lineman Vadal Alexander nabbed by Raiders in final round of NFL Draft

Advocate file photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive lineman Vadal Alexander

Vadal Alexander had to wait a little longer than expected to hear his name called.

Projected by some as a second-to-third round draft pick, the former LSU offensive lineman went to the Oakland Raiders as the 234th overall pick in the seventth round Saturday. He was the fifth Tiger taken this year, following linebacker Deion Jones, fellow offensive lineman Jerald… Continue reading →

Former LSU tackle Jerald Hawkins selected by Steelers in fourth round

Advocate filephoto by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins, rightcongratulates running back Leonard Fournette after a touchdown in the Music City Bowl.

Former LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins went to the Pittsburgh Steelers with the 123rd pick in the fourth round of Saturday’s NFL Draft. Continue reading →