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LSU Pregame: LSU at Texas A&M, 6:30 p.m.

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- LSU receiver Malachi Dupre is congratulated by teammates after he scored on a touchdown reception in the first half Saturday night in Tiger Stadium.

Last minute pregame news and notes for Saturday's LSU at Texas A&M game at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas at 6:30 p.m. Click here to see the story.Continue reading →

Live updates: LSU vs. Texas A&M, Kyle Field in College Station, Texas

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) breaks to the outside after bouncing off a couple of tacklers and scoring on a run during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. during the first half Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. The score was evened at 7-7 after the PAT.

Get live updates, analysis and stats as they happen during the LSU at Texas A&M game in College Station, Texas from The Advocate's sports staff. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

LSU at Texas A&M pregame chat, Thursday at 5:30 p.m.

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) pulls in a long pass for a first down in front of Mississippi linebacker Denzel Nkemdiche (4) during the first half Saturday, Oct. 25, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

What's going on with LSU before its game at Texas A&M in College Station, Texas? Get the latest news and notes in this pregame chatwith the Advocate's sports staff. Click here to join the action. Continue reading →

SEC rivalry week even bigger than usual with plenty on the line

Associated Press file photo by ROGELIO V. SOLIS -- Mississippi State coach Dan Mullen carries the Egg Bowl trophy after his team beat Ole Miss 17-10 in overtime last season.

ST. LOUIS — Here comes SEC rivalry week, with an exclamation point. A conference that’s again arguably the best in the nation, with six ranked teams, has saved plenty of drama for the final weekend of the regular season. Fandom has no trouble reaching fever pitch for Auburn-Alabama, Georgia-Georgia Tech, Arkansas-Missouri and Ole Miss-Mississippi State. Geography… Continue reading →

Sources: LSU assistant Frank Wilson serious candidate for Troy head coaching job

Advocate file photo by ELIOT KAMENITZ -- LSU running backs coach and recruiting coordinator Frank Wilson stands on the sideline at a high school scrimmage in 2013. Wilson is a candidate for the coaching job at Troy, according to a report from footballscoop.com.

LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Frank Wilson is a serious candidate for the head coaching position at Troy and is “very interested” in the job, multiple sources told The Advocate on Wednesday. Wilson is believed to be one of several finalists at Troy, a Sun Belt Conference program in Alabama. FootballScoop.com and Continue reading →

LSU at Texas A&M: Predictions

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU cornerback Jalen Mills (28) defends Texas A&M wide receiver LaQuvionte Gonzalez on fourth down as the all skitters out of the end zone during last year's game at Tiger Stadium. The Tigers and Aggies meet again at 6:30 p.m. Thursday,

ROSS DELLENGER You’ve heard this all season from me, and you’ll hear it again: If LSU can run the ball successfully, it can win. Three of the Tigers’ four losses came when the Tigers failed to run for at least 150 yards (that happened only one other time — a comeback win over Wisconsin). Texas A&M’s… Continue reading →

LSU at Texas A&M: Four downs

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings looks for a receiver during the second half of the Ole Miss game Oct. 25. Jennings has completed 44 percent of his passes over the past three games but said he hopes to throw downfield against Texas A&M's pass defense, which ranks 85th in the nation.

1. MEANS SOMETHING Plenty of people want LSU coach Les Miles to forget about any meaning of the season finale against Texas A&M and look to the future. So, basically, throw true freshman Brandon Harris out there. But this game does have meaning. Sure, LSU is out of the championship hunt, but the Tigers are playing… Continue reading →

This week in the Southeastern Conference

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- A Mississippi State football helmet sits on the field at Bryant-Denny Stadium before a game against Alabama on Nov. 15 in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

RATING GAME Ranking the 14 SEC teams going into the final week of the regular season: 1. Alabama (10-1, 6-1; Last week: 1) Nick Saban has decided not to kick any field goals this week, no matter what. #KickSix 2. Mississippi State (10-1, 6-1; 2) State needs win for a… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais’ Heisman Watch

Associated Press photo by MORRY GASH -- Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon

Each week, Advocate sportswriter Scott Rabalais, a Heisman Trophy voter since 1997, breaks down the top candidates for college football’s most prestigious award. This year’s Heisman will be presented at 7 p.m. Dec. 13 on ESPN. 1. MELVIN GORDON Running back, Jr., Wisconsin Gordon’s single-game rushing record may only have lasted one week, but his… Continue reading →

Pick 6: A Q and A with a Texas A&M beat reporter

Texas A&M offensive lineman Jarvis Harrison (51) lines up against Missouri during the second half of an NCAA college football game Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014, in College Station, Texas. Missouri won 34-27. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip)

Brent Zwerneman, of the Houston Chronicle, is used to covering football games on Thanksgiving. It's been a Texas &M tradition for years. Click here to see the story.Continue reading →

LSU bowl projections: Tigers could end up in Texas, Florida or Tennessee

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- During the last play of the game, Mike the Tiger hopefully watches the screen while fans in the student section keep their eyes on the field Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, at the end of LSU's overtime loss to Alabama in Tiger Stadium.

. The end of the regular season is drawing near, and still no clear consensus out there as to where the LSU Tigers will go bowling this season. Among 15 national bowl projections, the Tigers are picked to go to seven different bowls, with the most popular choices the Texas and Belk bowls with four predictions… Continue reading →

Report: LSU assistant coach Frank Wilson "in the mix" at Troy

Advocate Photo by KYLE ENCAR --Recruiting coordinator/running backs coach, Frank Wilson(right), greets LSU fan and Baton Rouge native, Theodore Williams, during the 2014 LSU Tiger Tour held at the Riverside Hilton on Sunday, May 18, 2014.

LSU recruiting coordinator and running backs coach Frank Wilson is “in the mix” for the head coaching position at Troy, coachingsearch.com reported Tuesday. FootballScoop.com reported days ago that Wilson is “a real candidate” at Troy. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles says a decision on the quarterback future is "down the road"

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings, left, watches as coach Les Miles questions a call to officials during the first half of the Tigers' 10-7 win over Ole Miss last week.

. LSU hasn’t made a decision on its quarterback beyond this season, and the Tigers are trying to get freshman QB Brandon Harris on the field, coach Les Miles said Tuesday during his radio show. Miles, asked on his radio show why Harris receives 50 percent of the first-string snaps in practice along… Continue reading →

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings: ‘We’re going to take shots,’ throw deep, against Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings looks for a receiver during the second half of the Ole Miss game Oct. 25. Jennings has completed 44 percent of his passes over the past three games but said he hopes to throw downfield against Texas A&M's pass defense, which ranks 85th in the nation.

LSU plans to go long. “We’re going to take shots on them,” quarterback Anthony Jennings said. On Thanksgiving night, the Tigers (7-4, 3-4 Southeastern Conference) meet a Texas A&M defense that mostly plays without a traditional deep safety. That could mean more long-distance bombs for an LSU passing game that’s one of the nation’s worst.… Continue reading →

Ex-LSU quarterback Hayden Rettig says the Tigers system wasn't a good fit for him

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU QBs Hayden Rettig (11) and Brad Kragthorpe throw in passing drills during LSU spring football practice in March

Former LSU and current Rutgers quarterback Hayden Rettig left the football program because offensive coordinator Cam Cameron’s system didn’t fit with the pro-style type QB, he told nj.com in a story posted this week. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Podcast: LSU is rethinking its recruiting at quarterback for the 2015 class

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) sits on the ground looking up at the referee after being sacked during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

In this week's "Advocate Sports: LSU Recruiting Podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff talks with Rene Nadeau of SportsNola.com, who says that LSU has become more open to expanding its recruiting at quarterback for its 2015 class. Click here to here the podcast. Continue reading →

LSU times of interest for its Thanksgiving Day game at Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by ANGELA MAJOR -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) hands the ball off to LSU running back Terrence Magee (18) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, during their game against Alabama in Tiger Stadium.

Here are the details for LSU's travel itinerary for its Thanksgiving Day game at Texas A&M. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Video: LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings says the Tigers need to be better, starting with him

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) sits on the ground looking up at the referee after being sacked during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings talks about the Texas A&M defense going into the Thanksgiving game and how the Tigers have to improve. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

The Advocate’s College Football Playoff projections for November 25

Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) runs the ball during the first half of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, in Tuscaloosa, Ala. (AP Photo/Brynn Anderson)

Ted Lewis CFP semifinals Sugar Bowl: Florida State vs. Mississippi State Briefly: Style does matter, so Bama moves to No. 1 as much for Florida State ekeing by as for what the Tide has done. Wouldn’t it be interesting to see Bama have to be the team that must win the… Continue reading →

Miles confirms Porter out for Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU center Elliott Porter (55) grimaces in pain after an injury during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) and LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) watch with concern. Porter came out of the game, and left the field on a cart.

Center Elliott Porter will not play in LSU’s game at Texas A&M, coach Les Miles said Monday. Porter injured his ankle during the loss at Arkansas and will be replaced in the starting lineup by right guard Ethan Pocic. Evan Washington will start in place of Pocic at right guard for the Tigers (7-4, 3-4 Southeastern), Miles said.… Continue reading →

Miles confirms Porter out for Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU center Elliott Porter (55) grimaces in pain after an injury during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) and LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) watch with concern. Porter came out of the game, and left the field on a cart.

Center Elliott Porter will not play in LSU’s game at Texas A&M, coach Les Miles said Monday. Porter injured his ankle during the loss at Arkansas and will be replaced in the starting lineup by right guard Ethan Pocic. Evan Washington will start in place of Pocic at right guard for the Tigers (7-4, 3-4 Southeastern), Miles said.… Continue reading →

Miles confirms Porter out for Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU center Elliott Porter (55) grimaces in pain after an injury during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) and LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) watch with concern. Porter came out of the game, and left the field on a cart.

Center Elliott Porter will not play in LSU’s game at Texas A&M, coach Les Miles said Monday. Porter injured his ankle during the loss at Arkansas and will be replaced in the starting lineup by right guard Ethan Pocic. Evan Washington will start in place of Pocic at right guard for the Tigers (7-4, 3-4 Southeastern), Miles said. Porter,… Continue reading →

Video: LSU defensive tackle Christian LaCouture says Tigers feel good about the gameplan for Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn quarterback Nick Marshall (14) is sacked by LSU defensive tackle Christian LaCouture (91) as LSU linebacker Kendell Beckwith (52) comes in to help during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Auburn.

LSU defensive tackle Christian LaCouture talks about the Tigers having a two-game losing streak going into their game at Texas A&M on Thanksgiving. Click here to see the video. Continue reading →

Sorting through LSU’s candidates to leave early for the NFL draft

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) pressures Alabama quarterback Blake Sims (6) on Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014, during their game against the Crimson Tide in Tiger Stadium.

The LSU football team likely will have fewer players leave early for the NFL draft after this season than have exited early the past two years. But, then again … “So many times it’s a very personal decision, and it’s not something that’s really based many times on draft status,” coach Les Miles said… Continue reading →

Video: LSU linebacker Deion Jones says he's seen Odell Beckham Jr. make plenty of special catches before

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Auburn wide receiver Quan Bray (4) is taken down after the pass play by LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45) and LSU linebacker Lamar Louis (23) during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014 in Auburn. Auburn won 41-7.

LSU linebacker Deion Jones talks about the incredible one-handed touchdown catch former LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made for the New York Giants against the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday. Click here to see the video.Continue reading →

LSU coach Les Miles: Center Elliott Porter out for the game at Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles shouts toward players on the field after an unsportsmanlike conduct penalty against LSU with 1:07 in the game put LSU at a big disadvantage after getting close to scoring a touchdown, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge. They settled for a tying field goal linstead after the 15-yard penalty. LSU lost 20-13 in overtime.

Center Elliott Porter will not play in LSU’s game at Texas A&M, coach Les Miles said Monday. Porter injured his ankle during the loss at Arkansas and will be replaced in the starting lineup by right guard Ethan Pocic. Evan Washington will start in place of Pocic at right guard for the Tigers (7-4, 3-4… Continue reading →

Check out photos of Odell Beckham Jr.'s incredible 1-handed catch; Les Miles: Tigers have seen this before

New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. (13) makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr (39) in the second quarter of an NFL football game, Sunday, Nov. 23, 2014, in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Kathy Willens) ORG XMIT: ERU

In his “Monday Morning Quarterback” blog on SI.com, Peter King takes an in depth look into the spectacular one-handed touchdown grab made by LSU rookie receiver Odell Beckham Jr. for the New York Giants. Continue reading →

Recap: LSU coach Les Miles previews Thanksgiving Day game vs. Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles gestures to an official during a review of a punt apparently downed by LSU near the Alabama goal line, but the the punt was eventually  ruled a touchback. during the second half, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge. The  LSU lost 20-13 in overtime.

It's four days before LSU finishes its regular season with a game at Texas A&M. What's going on with the Tigers? Continue reading →

Rabalais: It's only half a ‘tradition’ for LSU and Texas A&M

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles meets Texas A&M coach Kevin Sumlin after last season's game in Tiger Stadium. The Tigers and Aggies begin a Thanksgiving tradition when they meet Thursday at Kyle Field in College Station, Texas.

It’s hard to imagine Thanksgiving Day without football. Personally, I have a theory that the Pilgrims and Indians used Plymouth Rock as a crude football on some unsuspecting meadow after the first turkey and stuffing was consumed. The Indians would have had home continent advantage, ’tis true. But the Pilgrims, being English, would have had the… Continue reading →

Best catch ever? Ex-LSU player Odell Beckham Jr. snags one-handed touchdown catch for New York Giants against Dallas Cowboys

Associated Press photo by JULIO CORTEZ -- New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr., a former Newman and LSU standout, makes a one-handed catch for a touchdown against Dallas Cowboys cornerback Brandon Carr in the second quarter Sunday in East Rutherford, N.J.

During the New York Giants game Sunday night against the Dallas Cowboys, former LSU receiver Odell Beckham Jr. made a one-handed touchdown catch that had social media asking this: Was it the best catch ever? Click here and see. Here… Continue reading →

Advocate sportswriter Ross Dellenger's AP Top 25 vote

Alabama wide receiver Cam Sims (7) celebrates a touchdown during the first quarter of an NCAA college football game against Western Carolina, Saturday, Nov. 22, 2014, at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won 48-14. (AP Photo/Alabama Media Group, Vasha Hunt)

How I Voted will be a weekly blog in which Ross Dellenger reveals his AP Top 25 voting with a blurb on each explaining that team’s ranking. Click here to see the report.Continue reading →

Digging into the roots of LSU’s quarterback quandary

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) attempts to elude the sack from Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers (86) but can't during the 4th quarter Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. Arkansas won 17-0.

Gary Crowton had it all figured out. Matt Flynn was “the guy.” Ryan Perrilloux was “the next guy.” Andrew Hatch and Jarrett Lee were the “developing third guys” and Jordan Jefferson was the guy scheduled for a redshirt. Flynn graduated. Perrilloux was dismissed. Hatch got hurt. Lee threw a half-dozen interceptions for touchdowns, and Jefferson finished… Continue reading →

LSU’s La’el Collins has seemingly made all the right decisions — and now the NFL is set to choose him

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) congratulates LSU running back Terrence Magee (18) after Magee's third quarter touchdown run against Kentucky,  Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won big, 41-3

On the night Jeremy Hill found trouble in the parking lot of a Baton Rouge bar, La’el Collins just went home. Todd Black remembers it well. The three had eaten at a restaurant a few hours before Hill sucker-punched a man outside of Reggie’s Bar. Collins, LSU’s star offensive tackle, warned Hill, then the Tigers’ running… Continue reading →

LSU at Texas A&M: Key matchups

Assocaited Press photo -- Texas A&M quarterback Kyle Allen

LSU SECONDARY vs. TEXAS A&M QB KYLE ALLEN Kyle Allen has completed 61 percent of his passes for 11 touchdowns and five interceptions. In his previous two contests against Auburn and Missouri, Allen threw for 514 yards with eight touchdowns and only three interceptions. He’ll face an LSU secondary that continues to be the best… Continue reading →

LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings says he ignores fan criticism

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings is sacked by Arkansas linebacker Keegan Heller during the fourth quarter of Saturday's 17-0 loss to Arkansas in Fayetteville, Ark.

Anthony Jennings is taking the blame for LSU’s passing woes, but he’s not paying attention to the criticism. The Tigers’ starting quarterback is ignoring the season-long wave of criticism from fans. It crashed down on him the hardest following LSU’s 17-0 loss at Arkansas. “You can’t listen to fan criticism — either… Continue reading →

Rookie Jeremy Hill gives Bengals much-needed boost

Cincinnati Bengals running back Jeremy Hill (32) carries as New Orleans Saints nose tackle Brodrick Bunkley (77) tackles in the first half of an NFL football game in New Orleans, Sunday, Nov. 16, 2014. (AP Photo/Bill Haber)

CINCINNATI — Jeremy Hill didn’t expect to get much of a chance as a rookie because the Cincinnati Bengals had Giovani Bernard entrenched as the starter. With six games left, the former LSU standout is leading all NFL rookies in rushing. The second-round pick ran for 152 yards during a 27-10 win at New Orleans… Continue reading →

This week in the Southeastern Conference

Associated Press photo BUTCH DILL -- Mississippi State quarterback Dak Prescott talks with Alabama quarterback Blake Sims after last week's game in Tuscaloosa, Ala. Alabama won 25-20.

RATING GAME Ranking the 14 SEC teams going into Week 13: 1. Alabama (9-1, 6-1; Last week: 2) Someone said Tide was the zombie elephant on the CFP horizon. It’s on the doorstep. 2. Mississippi State (9-1, 5-1; 1) Bulldogs still alive in SEC, CFP chase, but seems like they’ve… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais’ Heisman Watch

Associated Press photo by MEL EVANS -- Wisconsin running back Melvin Gordon

Each week, Advocate sportswriter Scott Rabalais, a Heisman Trophy voter since 1997, breaks down the top candidates for college football’s most prestigious award. 1. MELVIN GORDON Running back, Wisconsin Last week I wrote that Gordon would be the Heisman front-runner if he didn’t play in an age when quarterbacks dominate the game and this award.… Continue reading →

Rabalais: LSU may dive deep into bowl pool

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIGKentucky linebacker Tyler Brause (10) can't hold on as LSU defensive back Tre'Davious White (16) returns a punt for a touchdown during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in Baton Rouge.

Among many things, LSU’s hollow 17-0 shutout loss at Arkansas on Saturday was like a cannonball leap into the pool. Dropping LSU to 7-4 overall and 3-4 in Southeastern Conference play, the defeat certainly took the Tigers out of College Football Playoff bowl contention, if even they had a shot going in. Certainly there are too many… Continue reading →

LSU center Elliott Porter could miss rest of season after suffering ankle injury

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU center Elliott Porter (55) grimaces in pain after an injury during the first half, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) and LSU offensive tackle La'El Collins (70) watch with concern. Porter came out of the game, and left the field on a cart.

LSU might be without center Elliott Porter for the remainder of the season. Porter, a senior from Waggaman, injured his right ankle in last week’s 17-0 loss at Arkansas and is doubtful for the Tigers’ season finale at Texas A&M and a bowl game, Les Miles said Wednesday. “Elliott … not so certain about this game.… Continue reading →

AP college picks: Boston College can pull a major surprise with a win over Florida State

Boston College quarterback Tyler Murphy (2) throws a pass during the first quarter of their NCAA college football game against Louisville on the Boston College campus Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Boston. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)

Boston College is in position to be this season’s Iowa State. That doesn’t necessarily sound like a compliment, considering the shape the Cyclones (2-7, 0-6 Big 12) are in these days. But only a few years ago — 2011, to be exact — Iowa State shook up the national championship race with the upset of the year. Oklahoma State… Continue reading →

Podcast: Despite its recent offensive struggles, LSU is not in a quarterback recruiting frenzy for 2015

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Anthony Jennings (10) gets pulled down in the by Arkansas defensive end Trey Flowers (86) late in the fourth quarter, on one of LSU's failed comeback drives, Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark. LSU lost to the Razorbacks 17-0.

In this week's "Advocate's LSU Recruiting Podcast," Advocate Online Sports Editor Pierce W. Huff talks with Sonny Shipp of 247.com about LSU recruiting quarterbacks, its current 2015 commitments and its future. Click here to listen to the podcast.Continue reading →

Report: LSU coach Les Miles 7th-highest paid coach in college football; 2 SEC coaches ahead of him

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, left, and LSU defensive line coach Brick Haley, right, shout instructions to the defense during the first half Saturday, Nov. 15, 2014 in Fayetteville, Ark.

LSU football coach Les Miles has the seventh-highest salary among NCAA college football coaches with a total of $4,369,582 in pay, according to a USA Today database released Wednesday Continue reading →

CFP rankings: Alabama, Oregon, Florida State, Mississippi State make top four

Associated Press photo by BRYNN ANDERSON -- Alabama coach Nick Saban walks the field before Saturday's game against Mississippi State in Tuscaloosa, Ala.

With just three weeks until the College Football Playoff committee releases its final rankings, Alabama, Oregon and Florida State seem to be in control of their championship chances. Keeping winning and the Crimson Tide, Ducks and Seminoles should be in. The race for the fourth and final spot in the playoff is shaping up to be… Continue reading →

LSU football coach Les Miles can’t rule out hangover in loss to Razorbacks

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU safety John Battle. left, and defensive tackle Maquedius Bain  walk back to the locker room through the fans storming the field after Arkansas' 17-0 win Saturday in Fayetteville, Ark. The loss was the second straight for the Tigers, who have a 25-2 record after defeats under coach Les Miles.

In a cramped room in the bowels of Razorback Stadium, Les Miles wore the face of someone whose team just lost 17-0. A week earlier, he wore the face of a man frustrated with an overtime loss to a bitter rival. Did that 20-13 defeat to Alabama have anything to do with… Continue reading →