LSU Top 10: No. 3 Malachi Dupree

Advocate photo by JOHN McCUSKER -- John Curtis wide-out Malachi Dupree picked LSU Wednesday, February 5, 2014.

“Top Ten in Ten” is a 10-part blog series on the top 10 players, by importance, for LSU’s 2014 season. We’ll have a player each weekday, counting down to the No. 1 player on Aug. 4, when LSU begins fall camp. … Continue reading →

LSU Top 10: No. 4 Brandon Harris

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Quarterback Brandon Harris sets and throws downfield, at LSU's spring game.

“Top Ten in Ten” is a 10-part blog series on the top 10 players, by importance, for LSU’s 2014 season. We’ll have a player each weekday, counting down to the No. 1 player on Aug. 4, when LSU begins fall camp. … Continue reading →

Peterson gets 5-year, $70 million deal with Cardinals

Arizona Cardinals' Patrick Peterson has a laugh during the NFL football team's training camp Saturday, July 26, 2014, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/The Arizona Republic, Cheryl Evans)

PHOENIX (AP) — Former LSU cornerback Patrick Peterson says he has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract with the Arizona Cardinals, with $48 million guaranteed. Peterson revealed the terms via twitter Tuesday night. The Cardinals announced the deal a short time later, but did not disclose the terms. The agreement keeps Peterson under contract with Arizona through 2020. Peterson has made … Continue reading →

Late LSU signee Jevonte Domond expects to report Sunday

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- A tour of the south end zone expansion at LSU's Tiger Stadium.

Jevonte Domond is en route to Baton Rouge. Domond, a four-star junior college offensive tackle from Arizona who signed with LSU earlier this summer, graduated from Glendale Community College and is set to arrive Friday. He’ll report with other members of the team Sunday. Preseason camp begins Monday. Domond, 6-foot-6, 300-pounder, … Continue reading →

Quarterback battle dead heat for LSU

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- Quarterbacks Brandon Harris and Anthony Jennings drop back to pass during practice this spring.

Anthony Jennings’ summer has included the normal doings for an LSU football player. He’s gone through the agility workouts, the weight lifting, the conditioning sprints. He’s gone to class, met with coaches and studied the playbook. There’s something else he’s done, too, said Scott Burton, Jennings’ high school coach at Marietta, Georgia. “He feels like … Continue reading →

The LSU Top 10: Jamal Adams

Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG -- As his Nitro teammates watch the big screen, Jamal Adams verbally commits to LSU during the Under Armour All-America Game.

“Top Ten in Ten” is a 10-part blog series on the top 10 players, by importance, for LSU’s 2014 season. We’ll have a player each weekday, counting down to the No. 1 player on Aug. 4, when LSU begins fall camp. … Continue reading →

Injured DT tweets hospital photo, says he’s “doing well”

Trey Lealaimatafao tweeted this photo of himself in the hospital Tuesday.

LSU defensive tackle Trey Lealaimatafao, seriously injured after punching through a window Monday, tweeted a photo of himself Tuesday morning in the hospital with the message, “Hi everyone I’m doing well.” Lealaimatafao, a 6-foot, 300-pound three-star defensive tackle signee from Texas, punched through a glass window in the LSU weight room Monday, tearing muscles … Continue reading →

Hairston transfers to Rice

Advocate file photo by BILL FEIG -- LSU place-kicker James Hairston kicks off against Ole Miss laSt season at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss. Hairston transferred to Rice in hopes of adding field goals to his kickoff duties.

Former LSU kickoff specialist James Hairston transferred to Rice, the school announced Monday. Hairston, a rising senior, was the primary handler of LSU’s kickoffs over the previous three seasons. He announced his departure in March because he wants a shot at kicking field goals. A graduate of LSU in finance, Hairston is eligible to play … Continue reading →

LSU’s Miles drives through ‘Car Wash’

Advocate staff photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU  coach Les Miles will try to show the way to another successful season.

There was a tint of purple and gold covering the ESPN studios in Bristol, Connecticut, on Monday as LSU coach Les Miles spent the afternoon participating in ESPN’s “Car Wash.” The day included 16 programs, four networks, two mediums and one Mad Hatter. Miles went from set piece to set piece, discussing every major talking point … Continue reading →

LSU freshman DT suffers “bad cut,” in hospital

Associated Press file photo -- Trey Lealaimatafao joins his mother, Diana, and father, Semaia Lealaimatafao, in November in San Antonio. Monday, Lealaimatafao punched a glass window at the LSU weight room, tearing muscles to the bone.

LSU freshman Trey Lealaimatafao suffered a serious arm injury during a weight room incident Monday and had to be rushed to the hospital, a source said. Lealaimatafao, a 6-foot, 300-pound three-star defensive tackle signee from Texas, punched through a glass window in the LSU weight room Monday, tearing muscles down to the bone, a source said. … Continue reading →

LSU freshman DT suffers 'big cut,' in hospital

Associated Press file photo -- Trey Lealaimatafao joins his mother, Diana, and father, Semaia Lealaimatafao, in November in San Antonio. Monday, Lealaimatafao punched a glass window at the LSU weight room, tearing muscles to the bone.

LSU freshman Trey Lealaimatafao suffered a serious arm injury during a weight room incident Monday and had to be rushed to the hospital, a source said. Lealaimatafao, a 6-foot, 300-pound three-star defensive tackle signee from Texas, punched through a glass window in the LSU weight room Monday, tearing muscles down to the bone, a source … Continue reading →

Former LSU kicker James Hairston transfers to Rice

 Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- LSU place kicker James Hairston (30) kicks off against Georgia, during the first half in Athens, Ga.

Former LSU kickoff specialist James Hairston has transferred to Rice, the school announced with a statement Monday. Hairston, a rising senior, was the primary handler of LSU’s kickoffs over the previous three seasons. He announced his departure in March because he wants a shot at kicking field goals. … Continue reading →

Les Miles’ ‘Car Wash’ schedule

Working at the car wash Coach Les Miles will answer questions about LSU football Monday during the network’s “Car Wash,” a five-hour tour at ESPN studios. Here’s the full schedule: 9 a.m . ESPN.com 9:20 a.m . SportsCenter … Continue reading →

Miles to field questions on ESPN

Advocate file photo by PATRICK DENNIS -- LSU football coach Les Miles says the competion between Anthony Jennings and Brandon Harris at quarterback is ongoing.

How will you use running back Leonard Fournette? Who wins the quarterback battle? What freshmen will you play? LSU coach Les Miles will hear more questions about his team Monday during a five-hour tour at ESPN studios. Miles joins six other Southeastern Conference coaches at the network’s “Car Wash” in Bristol, Connecticut, starting at 9 a.m. … Continue reading →

Les Miles on ESPN's 'Car Wash'

 Advocate staff photo by BILL FEIG LSU head coach Les Miles sings the alma mater with LSU running back Spencer Ware, left, LSU cornerback Tyrann Mathieu (to Miles' right), and LSU defensive end Sam Montgomery (99) after their game at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, TX. LSU vs. Oregon FBC. LSU won 40-27.

How will you use Leonard Fournette? Who wins the quarterback battle? How many freshmen will you play? LSU coach Les Miles will hear more questions about his team Monday during a five-hour tour at ESPN studios. The coach will participate in the network’s Car Wash with six other coaches from the Southeastern Conference. Here’s the full schedule: … Continue reading →

Mississippi lineman Matt Womack commits to Tigers

Photo provided -- Offensive lineman Matt Womack, from Hernando, Miss., who attends Magnolia Heights private school in Senatobia, Miss., joins LSU offensive line coach Jeff Grimes, left and coach Les Miles after commiting to play football for the Tigers.

Offensive lineman Matt Womack has committed to LSU, he tweeted Sunday. Womack, a three-star prospect out of Hernando, Mississippi, is LSU’s 14th commitment in the 2015 class, a group that ranks No. 13 nationally in 24/7 Sports composite team rankings. Womack’s commitment is non-binding. He can make it official on signing day in February. Womack, 6-foot-7, 320 pounds, … Continue reading →

Comcast adds SEC Network

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. — Comcast Cable has reached a deal with ESPN to carry the SEC Network. The network, which launches Aug. 14, was already set to be carried on cable and satellite providers like DISH Network, Cox Communications and AT&T U-Verse. The addition of the nation’s largest cable provider announced Friday means … Continue reading →

Ex-LSU quarterback Rob Bolden transfers to Eastern Michigan

Associated Press file photo by GERALD HERBERT -- Former LSU quarterback Rob Bolden has transferred to Eastern Michigan, the school announced Friday.

YPSILANTI, Mich. — Former LSU quarterback Rob Bolden has a new home: Eastern Michigan. Bolden, a Michigan native who spent his first two college seasons at Penn State before joining the Tigers, transferred to Eastern Michigan, the school announced Friday. Bolden came to LSU in 2012 and played that position for two years … Continue reading →

Georgia’s Todd Gurley: 2,000 yards ‘would be awesome’

Georgia tailback Todd Gurley speaks to the media at the Southeastern Conference NCAA college football media days, Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Hoover, Ala. (AP Photo/Butch Dill)

HOOVER, Ala. — Todd Gurley downplays talk of being a potential Heisman Trophy candidate, but the Georgia running back can’t contain a smile at the mention of one milestone that’s probably unrealistic. What would it be like to run for 2,000 yards like Boston College’s Andre Williams did last season? “If I could get 2,000 yards, … Continue reading →

All-SEC first team: stars of note

Georgia running back Todd Gurley (AP Photo/John Bazemore)

Notable players on the All-Southeastern Conference first team announced Thursday: Even with his recent citation for possession of marijuana, Auburn’s senior quarterback won the media vote as the SEC’s preseason first-team quarterback. Marshall finished with 1,976 passing yards and 14 touchdowns while also running for 1,068 yards and 12 touchdowns last season. … Continue reading →

In the spotlight at SEC media days: Georgia, Kentucky, Alabama

THEN AND NOW: The Bulldogs finished 8-5 (5-3 SEC) last year, and junior running back Todd Gurley will have to carry his offense when their season kicks off Aug. 30 against Clemson. THE BUZZ: Mark Richt has quite the challenge ahead — former star quarterback Aaron Murray is no longer in the picture, meaning senior passer Hutson … Continue reading →

Four downs: Thursday at SEC media days

Somewhere in Louisiana there’s a candle burning for Nick Saban, 10 years after he left LSU for the Miami Dolphins before heading to Alabama in 2007. This won’t help: “We’ve moved around a lot,” Saban said. “If I had it to do over, I’d have just tried to stay in one place and … Continue reading →

Kentucky tries to turn talent into victories

Associated Press photo by BUTCH DILL -- Kentucky defensive end Bud Dupree speaks to reporters at Southeastern Conference media days Thursday, July 17, 2014, in Hoover, Ala.

HOOVER, Ala. — Mark Stoops has established that Kentucky can bring in highly-rated recruits. Now the Wildcats’ second-year coach is trying to turn that added talent into a few more victories. Stoops is still looking for his first victory in the Southeastern Conference following a 2-10 season in 2013, including an 0-8 mark in … Continue reading →

Bo Wallace using snub for extra motivation

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Mississippi quarterback Bo Wallace (14) throws in the second half.

HOOVER, Ala. — En route to the Hyatt Regency hotel, Bo Wallace learned to what All-Southeastern Conference preseason team he was selected: the third. “It’s another chip,” the Ole Miss quarterback said, “on my shoulder.” There are a lot of them. Wallace’s appearance at SEC media days on Thursday — the final of the four-day event … Continue reading →

Guidelines changing for NFL draft advisory board

Associated Press photo by BUTCH DILLLSU coach Les Miles speaks to media at the Southeastern Conference media days on Wednesday in Hoover, Ala.

LSU fans and coach Les Miles aren’t the only ones overwhelmed with the number of juniors and third-year sophomores leaping early for the NFL draft. The NFL’s College Advisory Committee, or the draft advisory board, has developed new guidelines for those considering forfeiting their final year or years of eligibility. Teams are now restricted to five evaluation requests, … Continue reading →

Media Days predictions: LSU to finish third in SEC West

** FOR USE AS DESIRED WITH NFL DRAFT STORIES ** FILE - In this Sept. 20, 2008 file photo, LSU defensive end Tyson Jackson (93) sacks Auburn quarterback Chris Todd (12) during the first half of an NCAA college football game in Auburn, Ala. Jackson is a top prospect in the 2009 NFL Draft. (AP Photo/Butch Dill, File)

HOOVER, Ala. - Left tackle La’el Collins earned a first team All-SEC selection while LSU was picked to finish fifth overall in the SEC and third in the SEC West in media voting released Thursday at SEC media days. … Continue reading →