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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 →

Report: Two Alabama football players, including star lineman Cam Robinson, arrested Tuesday in Louisiana

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Alabama offensive lineman Cam Robinson (74) has a word with an official during a timeout in the first half Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tuscaloosa. Alabama won 30-16.

Alabama players Cam Robinson and Hootie Jones were arrested on drug possession charges Tuesday morning in West Monroe, according to a report by Yahoo Sports. Robinson also faces a charge of illegal possession of a stolen firearm, a felony, according to the report. Robinson is considered one of the best linemen in college football and… 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 →

Silent night: Deion Jones is LSU’s lone NFL draft pick through 3 rounds

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU defensive end Tashawn Bower (46) celebrates LSU safety Jalen Mills (28) sacking Alabama quarterback Jake Coker (14) during the first half Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tuscaloosa. Alabama won 30-16.

In recent years, the LSU football team has produced a slew of NFL draft picks, especially in the early rounds. That trend has not continued this year. Linebacker Deion Jones was the only former Tigers player selected in the first three rounds, going to the Atlanta Falcons with the 52nd overall pick in the second round… Continue reading →

'We’re Debo Birds': LSU's Deion Jones goes to Falcons in 2nd round

Advocate staff photo by Ross Dellenger -- From left, Tahonas Jones, her son, LSU linebacker Deion Jones, Deion's agent Jason Rosenhaus, and his grandfather Caster Tucker during an NFL watch party, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Harvey, La.

A year ago, Deion Jones had started one college football game, had never finished a game with more than five tackles and had never sacked a quarterback. On Friday night, surrounded by friends and family at his aunt’s home in Harvey, the kid they call “Debo” became an instant millionaire — and a dirty bird, too.… Continue reading →

'We’re Debo Birds': Atlanta Falcons select LSU’s Deion Jones in second round

Advocate staff photo by Ross Dellenger -- From left, Tahonas Jones, her son, LSU linebacker Deion Jones, Deion's agent Jason Rosenhaus, and his grandfather Caster Tucker during an NFL watch party, Friday, April 29, 2016, in Harvey, La.

A year ago, Deion Jones had started one college football, never finished a single game with more than five tackles and never sacked a quarterback. On Friday night, surrounded by friends and family at his aunt’s home in Harvey, the kid they call “Debo” became an instant millionaire. Continue reading →

NCAA reverses course, allows satellite camps; LSU, SEC opposed what Joe Alleva called ‘recruiting camps’

Associated Press/Bradenton Herald file photo by TIFFANY TOMPKINS -- Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh, center right, watches defensive coordinator Don Brown, left, work with Cheyenn Robertson during spring practice in Bradenton, Fla. The NCAA Division I Board of Directors rescinded a ban on satellite camps Thursday.

The NCAA Division I Board of Directors rescinded a proposed ban on satellite camps Thursday, rebuffing a request from powerhouse conferences in the South and clearing the way for coaches to hold clinics far from their campuses this summer. The board’s decision came almost three weeks after the Division I Council approved a proposal prohibiting Bowl Subdivision coaches… Continue reading →

‘Hawk Eye’ predicted it: Son Jerald Hawkins will hear name in NFL draft, along with other LSU prospects

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles and LSU offensive tackle Jerald Hawkins (65) celebrate the win after the game Thursday, Nov. 27, 2014 in College Station, Texas. LSU won 23-17.

Jerald Hawkins watched the NFL draft as a youngster like many other football-playing children – with his father leaning over his shoulder whispering in his ear. “You’re going to get there one day,” Warren Hawkins would tell his youngest son. Jerald’s almost there. Warren can’t make it. Many believe LSU’s former 6-foot-6 offensive… Continue reading →

'He just started screaming': Myles Brennan's commitment brought LSU's Les Miles to tears

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

'LSU coach Les Miles just started screaming and tears started coming out of his eyes. He gave me a big ol' hug...' Continue reading →

The right fit: Mississippi quarterback Myles Brennan commits to LSU

CHRIS TODD THE (Biloxi Mississippi) SUN HERALD St. Stanislaus quarterback Myles Brennan committed to LSU on Saturday.

BAY ST. LOUIS, Miss. — Myles Brennan wasn’t kidding. After returning home from visiting Oklahoma State earlier in the month, the quarterback from St. Stanislaus in Bay St. Louis, Mississippi, said he was going to commit when the match felt right. Apparently LSU was the right fit. Brennan announced on… Continue reading →

LSU TE Dillon Gordon’s college career over after NCAA decision

LSU Tigers tight end Dillon Gordon (85) is welcomed to  the Rodeo Bowl on Saturday, December 26, 2015 at  George Ranch in Richmond, TX. (Photo: Thomas B. Shea/For the Advocate)

. LSU tight end Dillon Gordon’s request for a fifth year of eligibility was denied, and he’ll enter the NFL draft, he announced on his Twitter account on Friday.

Dillon Gordon's message on Twitter.
Dillon Gordon’s message on Twitter.

Gordon, a 310-pound run-blocking senior from Edgard, was appealing to the NCAA for an extra year of eligibility. Gordon played in… Continue reading →