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Rabalais: Quite a 'heartrending' moment Monday when Les Miles called Baton Rouge 'home'

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- Les Miles holds his weekly press conference amidst growing speculation of his dismissal.

For a coach who has been so embattled almost from day one, so second-guessed, so subject to such withering criticism, Les Miles took on a new persona Monday: That of the sympathetic figure. Miles was asked during his weekly Monday media luncheon — by all indications, his last such gathering as LSU’s football coach — what… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: 'If the writing isn’t on the wall for Les Miles, the pencil is at least being sharpened'

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- A fairly somber LSU head coach Les Miles ponders a question during his post-game press conference, Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015 in Oxford, Miss. Ole Miss won 38-17.

Whatever Les Miles needed to boost his job security, to help his cause, to prove he is still the man to lead this LSU football program now and into a nationally competitively future, whatever he needed to prove and however he needs to be judged, what happened here Saturday against Ole Miss was the… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Evidence mounting Les Miles coaching for his job next 2 weeks; three scenarios to decide his LSU fate

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles, center, waves to fans in the stands before the game Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015, in Tuscaloosa. Alabama won 30-16.

There are basically two things that can happen after something like Wednesday’s column about Les Miles’ job being on the line in LSU’s next two games makes the rounds. People can come forward and say, “You’re wrong,” at which point you start considering why people are saying such great things about living in Costa Rica. Or… Continue reading →

Rabalais: 'Strong indications' LSU's Les Miles coaching for his job vs. Ole Miss, Texas A&M

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU head coach Les Miles waves to fans as he brings the team down Victory Hill before the game Saturday, Nov. 14, 2015, in Tiger Stadium.

Les Miles has survived a series of crises during his decade at LSU, each calling into question his worth in the opinions of its ambitious purple and gold masses as to whether he was truly the right man for the job. From his second game here, when LSU frittered away a substantial halftime lead and… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: To catch up with Alabama, Tigers must turn the tide in the recruiting battle, especially up front

Photo by Michelle Trip/The (Monroe) News-StarLSU is  targeting Nevile defensive tackle Rashard Lawrence, rated the No. 1 prospect in Louisiana.

LSU will beat Alabama again in football. Beating Bama again soon is the real question. The key is in recruiting. That’s where LSU lost to Alabama this year. Not on Saturday night, but back in February on national signing day and on the several signing days before that. Alabama has stitched together the past five… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Classic come-from-ahead loss for Saints, who dash momentum from past three weeks

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints head coach Sean Payton reacts to a play against the Tennessee Titans at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Nov. 8, 2015.

One of the first things I learned from my father about sports was the Saints’ penchant for snatching defeat from the jaws of victory. The phrase, or something like it, should be on a T-shirt they could sell in Champions Square after games like the one Sunday. Blowing the unblowable game seems, despite the Super Bowl championship and… Continue reading →

After this one, it’s time to bid some dreams goodbye

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) finds running tough against Alabama  in the first half Saturday, Nov. 7, 2015 in Tuscaloosa.

An appropriate Hollywood movie title for LSU’s constantly flammable circumstances here much of Saturday night would have been “Our Brand is Crisis.” By the time the Crimson Tide was done with LSU, balling up so many of the Tigers’ hopes and chucking them into the recycle bin, a… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: It’s not the Game of the Century, but Saturday’s LSU-Alabama showdown has all the makings of something great

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) skips downfield in the first half at Tiger Stadium, Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015.

Lewis Neal was bouncing on the balls of his feet, twitching and straining like a fighter plane about to launch off an aircraft carrier. And it was only Monday. “We’re very eager,” LSU’s defensive end said with a smile that could light up his hometown of Wilson, North Carolina. “I’m excited. I’m ready. I can’t wait.” There are… Continue reading →

Rabalais: New Orleans bit the odds in landing 2020 CFP championship game

The first two choices Wednesday by the College Football Playoff folks for the 2018 and 2019 national championship games were completely predictable. The 2018 game went to Atlanta. The city will have a shiny new pinwheel-shaped retractable roofed facility by then called the Mercedes-Benz Stadium — an abomination for Saints fans, knowing it will be… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Tigers take first step on road to winning national championship, but there’s still a long way to go

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) runs after the catch for a 67-yard gain as Western Kentucky defensive backs Branden Leston (31) and Marcus Ward (8) give chase during the first half Saturday, Oct. 24, 2015, in Tiger Stadium. LSU won 48-20.

So much accomplished. Such a long way to go. The LSU Tigers earned a highly respectable No. 2 spot in Tuesday’s first College Football Playoff rankings, nailing down that lofty perch based on a 7-0 start that includes a big win over CFP No. 10 Florida. But if the Tigers are to reach their goal,… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Saints’ wild win over Giants was unforgettable All Saints’ Day 49 years in the making

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) celebrates his NFL record tying 7th touchdown with New Orleans Saints running back C.J. Spiller (28) against the New York Giants at the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015.

Forty-nine years ago Sunday, the NFL awarded New Orleans a franchise. In all those years, from that All Saints’ Day to this one, there was never a game to match the indoor fireworks show the Saints and New York Giants put on display. What is the appropriate gift for a 49th anniversary? Paper? Crystal? Billy Crystal delivering… Continue reading →

Rabalais: As LSU navigates playoff path, starting in Alabama, outside observers seem more confident than Tiger fans

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Alabama place kicker Adam Griffith (99) makes the score 13-10 Alabama with this field goal during the second half, Saturday, Nov. 8, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU lost 20-13 in overtime. LSU safety Ronald Martin (26), LSU defensive end Danielle Hunter (94) and LSU defensive tackle Davon Godchaux (57) can't make the block.

“Once more we play our dangerous game, a game of chess against our old adversary.” — The Hunt for Red October The hunt is on. LSU. Alabama. Prime time on Nov. 7 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama, with Southeastern Conference, SEC West and College Football Playoff stakes in play on a national… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Saints mix desperation, aggressive play calling to defeat Colts in key win

New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) greets Indianapolis Colts outside linebacker Robert Mathis (98) following an NFL football game in Indianapolis, Sunday, Oct. 25, 2015. The Saints defeated the Colts 27-21.  (AP Photo/R Brent Smith)

Midway through the fourth quarter, during a lull as Mark Ingram was being tended to with a minor injury, Drew Brees trotted over to Sean Payton on the sideline to discuss the upcoming third-and-8 play from their 3-yard line. They knew what was happening. A 27-0 lead that could have… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Conservative but cunning, 'Lion'-Hearted Les Miles keeps winning at LSU

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU coach Les Miles sings the LSU alma mater with his players after the Tigers beat Florida 35-28 Saturday in Tiger Stadium.

Momentum, Big Mo, had made her choice, and she was building a split-level condo on the Florida sideline. The Gators were feeling it. They’d survived a 28-point LSU second quarter, roared back to tie the game 28-28 and had just thrown Colin Jeter for a 5-yard loss to the Florida 16, forcing the Tigers to settle for… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Some late hits, extracurricular punishment on LSU running back Leonard Fournette have gone too far

LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) carries against Florida in the first half of an NCAA college football game in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

Leonard Fournette took the handoff from Brandon Harris, drove full speed into the crowded line of scrimmage and was met by an orange and blue Florida wall. Then he was pushed back. And back. And back until Florida had shoved him down onto the turf, well after his forward progress had ended. There was a whistle… Continue reading →

Rabalais: With Tom Cruise in the house, a little risky business helps LSU win a drama-filled thriller

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU quarterback Brandon Harris (6) slaps hands with fans in the tunnel going to the locker room after the second half of the LSU-Florida game in Baton Rouge Saturday, Oct. 17, 2015. LSU won 35-28.

Tom Cruise sure picked a heck of a night to attend his first college football game. And he may have drawn some inspiration if he is ever called on to play a quirky football coach whose team has to overcome some big and at times self-inflicted adversity. The famous actor, in New Orleans to film… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: This Saturday night in Tiger Stadium is a dream for LSU — and could be a nightmare for Florida

Associated Press photo by JONATHAN BACHMAN -- LSU players celebrate during the game against Alabama last year

How different will Tiger Stadium be for Saturday night’s LSU-Florida game compared to last Saturday’s impromptu encounter with South Carolina? Like night and day. Simple, no? But when it comes to the difference between Death Valley and a giant concrete bowl where football is played, those four words are leaden with meaning. The South Carolina game was a… Continue reading →

Rabalais: This Saints victory was as stunning as it was sweet — and the Steve Gleason parallels made it all the more memorable

Former New Orleans Saints player Steve Gleason  is given the PFWA's George Halas Award before an NFL football game between the New Orleans Saints and the Atlanta Falcons, Thursday, Oct. 15, 2015, in New Orleans. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

The New Orleans Saints’ season had reached a point by Thursday night where it seemed that it would take some sort of exorcism or Eastern mysticism to get them a win. Or, perhaps, an appearance by the most sainted of former Saints, Steve Gleason. Gleason was on the field before Thursday night’s game with the Atlanta Falcons… Continue reading →

Rabalais: LSU’s Ben Simmons holds center court at media day

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Freshman Ben Simmons is surrounded by cameras and voice recorders Wednesday at media day for the men's and women's basketball teams at LSU.

There’s a fairly huge football game being played at LSU on Saturday, but Wednesday it was basketball that literally held court. About 40 NBA scouts sat along the sideline in the Pete Maravich Assembly Center and dozens of media, including a TV crew from the SEC Network and another crew working on a documentary. Collectively, call it the Ben… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Florida quarterback Will Grier’s suspension before LSU game another crazy twist in weird season for Tigers

Photo by Matt Stamey/The Gainesville Sun via AP -- Florida Gators coach Jim McElwain puts his arm around quarterback Will Grier as they speak to the media Monday about Grier's suspension for violating the NCAA's policy on banned performance-enhancing drugs.

Sometimes, words fail. LSU football, you have me trumped. If someone sat down before the season and had the clairvoyance to write all the twists and turns this LSU football season would take, no serious media outlet would have gone with the story. But it couldn’t have been done. Nostradamus didn’t see this coming.… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Leonard Fournette’s jersey gesture shows he’s brilliant off the field, too

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette high-fives fans after Saturday's game against South Carolina in Tiger Stadium. LSU won 45-24.

See Leonard Fournette run. See him run over people, run around people, run past the flailing arm tackles of another defense set up to stop him from doing exactly what he does week after precedent-setting week. It should be enough. It should be enough that he can do things that NO ONE ELSE… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: Hey, LSU fans, get to Tiger Stadium for game vs. South Carolina; you’ll be glad you did

South Carolina cheerleaders Jordan Riley, left and Christie Phillips along with mascot "Cocky" rev up the crowd before an NCAA college football game against Florida on Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013, at Williams-Brice Stadium in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/ Richard Shiro) ORG XMIT: SCRS102

When you get down to it, college football is just a game. Saturday, though, it becomes something more than that. Saturday is one of those rare days that transcends sports. It has been a strange season for LSU, but on Saturday it takes its most bizarre turn yet. For what has to be the first time ever, the… Continue reading →

Scott Rabalais: On this Saturday, South Carolina fans, LSU’s Tiger Stadium is yours

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- Passengers arriving to Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport, Friday, October 9, 2015, walk past signage welcoming University of South Carolina fans to Baton Rouge for the Gamecocks' game against the Tigers' on Saturday.

Dear South Carolina, We’re glad you’re here this weekend, though we’re heartsick about the reason. We’ve seen the dreadful floods that have tried to drown your state over the past week, killing your people, filling your homes, washing away your businesses. It’s forced your South Carolina football team to come here to… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Saints alive! Overtime victory over Cowboys is one worth savoring

Advocate staff photo by SCOTT THRELKELD -- Saints quarterback Drew Brees looks for a receiver against the Cowboys on Sunday in the Mercedes-Benz Superdome.

Just before kickoff, the familiar chant went up from the plaza to the terrace, lusty and defiant and just a tad liquored up on Hurricanes: “Who dat? Who dat? Who dat say they gonna beat dem Saints?” Six years ago, it was former LSU and Cowboys linebacker Bradie James who offered a stinging retort after Dallas… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Hope the Tigers learned something from this snoozer of a win over Eastern Michigan

Advocate staff photo by HILARY SCHEINUK -- LSU safety Jamal Adams (33) celebrates with LSU linebacker Deion Jones (45) after Jones' interception and touchdown against Eastern Michigan, Saturday, October 3, 2015, at LSU's Tiger Stadium in Baton Rouge, La.

Zzzzzzzz. Um, sorry. I dozed off during the early part of my column. Kind of took my cue from the LSU Tigers’ effort Saturday night against Eastern Michigan. Hey, guys, a little knowledge for you: Just because your school paid a $985,000 guarantee to the Eagles to play this game, there’s nothing in the contract that says it guarantees… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Look for Leonard Fournette to end one strange week with a bang against Eastern Michigan

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) blocks Syracuse cornerback Julian Whigham (1) as Syracuse cornerback Corey Winfield (11) attempts to stop LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) during the first half Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015, in the Carrier Dome. LSU won 34-24.

In a stunning rejection of sports-minded smarty pants everywhere, Leonard Fournette apparently will play in Saturday night’s LSU-Eastern Michigan game. And the game after that. And the season after that. This is good if you love LSU football since Fournette may well be, well, the best Tiger football player since a certain Halloween ghost wearing No. 20 was… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Five reasons to watch LSU play Eastern Michigan -- maybe 'the worst team to ever play in Tiger Stadium'

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING --  LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) breaks free on his 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, pursued by Syracuse safety Rodney Williams (6) (blocked by LSU wide receiver Travin Dural (83) and safety Chauncey Scissum (21) in the second half Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in the Carrier Dome. LSU beat Syracuse 34-24, and Fournette had two touchdowns.

LSU plays Eastern Michigan in football Saturday in Tiger Stadium. Plays with Eastern Michigan would probably be more accurate, like that big scratched up ball that Mike the Tiger bats around his enclosure when he tires of raw meat. The Eagles don’t exactly soar like their namesake. They don’t fare too well… Continue reading →

Rabalais: LSU running back Leonard Fournette keeps building his legend one dominant yard at a time

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) breaks free on his 62-yard touchdown run in the third quarter, pursued by Syracuse safety Rodney Williams (6) and safety Chauncey Scissum (21) in the second half Saturday, Sept. 26, 2015 in the Carrier Dome. LSU beat Syracuse 34-24, and Fournette had two touchdowns.

Brandon Harris dropped back to pass, but before he could set his feet to throw, the pocket started to collapse around him like a poorly built tunnel. Leonard Fournette, who stayed close by as a safety-valve option on the second-and-8 play, circled behind his quarterback and frantically called to him. “Brandon!… Continue reading →

Rabalais: To the people of Syracuse, here’s to football, deep-fried fun and a return trip to Baton Rouge in 2017

Syracuse players and fans celebrate after Syracuses Jordan Fredericks, bottom, scored a touchdown in overtime of an NCAA college football game against Central Michigan in Syracuse, N.Y., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. Syracuse won 30  27. (AP Photo/Nick Lisi)

A message, to the good people of Syracuse, New York: Good day, everyone. The LSU Tigers come to your fair city Saturday for a collegiate football tussle with your Syracuse Orange. In the interest of cultural understanding and fair warnings — like our governor may show up as well and start campaigning for president — we send you… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Leonard Fournette is the Heisman frontrunner; here's what he has to do to stay there

LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) leaps into the end zone on a 29 yard touchdown carry in the second half of an NCAA college football game against Auburn in Baton Rouge, La., Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015. LSU won 45-21. (AP Photo/Gerald Herbert)

With every bit of his brute strength, his slashing moves and his 0-to-60 mph acceleration aimed toward the end zone, LSU tailback Leonard Fournette stated his case Saturday to be the Heisman Trophy favorite. In his wake were all the other contenders and Rudy Ford, the big-talking Auburn defensive back who gave “matador defense” a… Continue reading →

Rabalais: It’s just about time to hide your eyes, Saints fans — in your old brown paper baggie if you still have it

Advocate staff photo by MATTHEW HINTON--Tampa Bay Buccaneers defensive tackle Henry Melton (90) and Tampa Bay Buccaneers middle linebacker Kwon Alexander (58) celebrate the recovery of fumble by New Orleans Saints running back Mark Ingram (22) as New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees (9) and New Orleans Saints tight end Benjamin Watson (82) stare in disbelief in the fourth quarter in the Superdome in New Orleans, La. Sunday, Sept. 20, 2015.

If you’re a Saints fan, it may be time to reach into the top of your closet, push aside the unused ThighMaster and your old 8-track tapes and pull out that brown paper baggie you used to wear to the Superdome in the bad old days. After Sunday’s 26-19 loss to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, you may need… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Leonard Fournette turns in a Heisman Trophy-caliber showing that we won’t soon forget

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) celebrates as he leaps across the goal line at the end of his 29-yard touchdown run in the third quarter of the LSU-Auburn football game Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015 in Baton Rouge, pursued by Auburn's  Blake Countess (24),  Cassanova McKinzy (8) and  DaVonte Lambert (6). LSU won 45-21, and Fournette had three rushing touchdowns.

First the jet flyover. Then fireworks. Then Leonard Fournette. Just as fast as Tiger Stadium’s fighter cover. Much more spectacular than daytime pyrotechnics. Saturday’s game was played in the broiling September sun because CBS figured this would be quite the Southeastern Conference showdown between LSU and Auburn. It wasn’t. LSU exposed Auburn as a… Continue reading →

Rabalais: For LSU, Saturday showdown with Auburn could be next step toward something special

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU head coach Les Miles talks with an official before the game against Mississippi State,

Mad dogs and Englishmen go out in the midday sun. LSU Tigers and their rabid followers prefer to wait for the cover of night, a chilled alcoholic beverage in one hand and the remote in the other. But there are times when circumstances rule men, and their football aspirations, and not the other way round. The… Continue reading →

Rabalais: What LSU coach Les Miles really means in answers to 8 questions at weekly news conference

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU head coach Les Miles holds a press conference after practice Monday. Miles went to the hospital after having a migraine.

I missed Les Miles’ weekly news conference Monday flying back from Phoenix for the Saints-Cardinals game. We are still checking the rumor the Saints’ flight home came up short and landed in Baton Rouge, where they were forced to kick a field goal. I decided to peruse the Miles’ transcript and see… Continue reading →

Rabalais: These Saints weren’t great in Week 1, but not all gray skies over New Orleans

New Orleans Saints wide receiver Brandon Coleman (16) dives in for a touchdown as Arizona Cardinals strong safety Deone Bucannon defends during the first half of an NFL football game, Sunday, Sept. 13, 2015, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Ross D. Franklin)

Déjà vu is such an unpleasant experience. For the second straight season, the New Orleans Saints started their season with a rugged road opener. Last year, the result was a gutting of an overtime loss at hated divisional rival Atlanta. Sunday, it was a close-but-never-quite-good-enough 31-19 loss here to the Arizona Cardinals. Pushing… Continue reading →

Rabalais: LSU's Leonard Fournette makes all the noise on an ear-splitting night in Starkville

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU running back Leonard Fournette (7) and LSU head coach Les Miles along with the rest of the team sing the alma mater after the game Saturday, Sept. 12, 2015 in Starkville. LSU won 21-19.

STARKVILLE, Miss. — The leader of Buga Nation was bent on full blown domination. He ended up praying for a way out of another fine LSU football fix. What did you do Saturday night? Leonard Fournette put the “man” in Heisman Trophy contender. He rumbled for a career-high 159 yards on a career-high 28 carries with a career-high three… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Expect some answers — finally — as LSU football journeys to Mississippi State on Saturday night

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU coach Les Miles and defensive tackle Davon Godchaux

By decree of the two most powerful forces in college football — meteorology and ESPN’s scheduling book — the LSU Tigers will be the last Division I team in America to officially kick off its season. When LSU and Mississippi State finally tee it up at 8:15 p.m. Saturday, everyone else will have started playing. This is… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Why LSU's Brandon Harris 'more than ready' to take field against Mississippi State

Photo from Brandon Harris' Instagram -- LSU quarterback Brandon Harris

As the game against McNeese State on Saturday night turned into a game of waiting, some LSU players shed their pads and jerseys and tried to relax or even grab a nap. Brandon Harris never got out of uniform. Or out of character. He wanted to be ready to get back on the field if the… Continue reading →

Rabalais: ‘No contest’ raises stakes for LSU game at Mississippi State

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- From left, LSU quarterback Brandon Harris, running back Leonard Fournette and center William Clapp got precious few snaps Saturday against McNeese State before lightning nixed the season opener at Tiger Stadium.

The LSU-McNeese State game became a vapor Saturday night. A nothing, a no contest, a never was thanks to Saturday night’s lightning show that canceled the football show scheduled in Tiger Stadium. But even though it has been erased, all single game (and season win total) bets off, all stats reset to zero, that doesn’t… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Here's the good news -- and bad news -- after LSU's season opener vs. McNeese State zapped

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- Lightning flashes across the night sky over Tiger Stadium which was part of the lightning delay during the first half of the teams' game Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015 in Baton Rouge.

Mike the Tiger, LSU’s temperamental mascot, made his first regal procession around Tiger Stadium since 2013. Unfortunately, he shook down the thunder and lightning with him. Long after Mike returned to his luxury lair, the crazy humans across the street were still staring up at the sky and squinting at radar screens, trying to figure out… Continue reading →

Rabalais: Another LSU football season is here, and it’s time for that magical run through the tunnel

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU players jump up during the pregame field ritual Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014 in Baton Rouge. LSU won 56-0.

Travin Dural couldn’t sleep Sunday night. “I was anxious thinking about it,” LSU’s sophomore wide receiver said the next day. “It” is the return of football season. The thoughts of running through that narrow concrete tunnel, under the goalposts, between the LSU band and their shiny brass instruments and drums, out onto the gorgeous green carpet of grass… Continue reading →

They said it: Here are Scott Rabalais' best college football quotes

To get you in the mood for the first college football weekend of the season, here’s my top 25 list (in no particular order) of some of the greatest college football quotes ever … 1. “You are looking live … !” - Brent Musberger 2. “You can learn more character on the 2-yard line than anywhere else in life.” - Paul Dietzel 3. “Because they… Continue reading →